I’ve posted a poll on LinkedIn to find out how people in my network are benefiting from using LinkedIn (if at all). Click here if you would like to participate. If I get back any interesting results, I’ll post the results on this blog.
An interesting new study documents that increasingly, CEO’s and other business professionals are using social networks to help them in their decision making. Sounds like another good reason to join in the dialogue.
A partner at Nixon Peabody lays out the risks and opportunities. Sounds like a lawyer grappling with the tension between what he knows is reality and what he fears could go wrong.
Yesterday, Law.com published an article with the headline, Experts: Lower Associate Pay is Here to Stay. It was a provocative headline and one that I continued to see cited throughout the day in the Twitosphere. By the end of the day, I was convinced that lower associate pay was a “done deal”. And then I … Read more
It’s easy to take a tactical approach to the use of social media. Each tool has a learning curve associated with it and given all the buzz surrounding Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging, it is easy to jump into the fray without thinking strategically. For the most part, each of these tools are free to use. … Read more
Vanessa DiMauro of Leader Networks writes about the importance of keeping your on-line profiles up-to-date. She cites a number of important factors. For example, on many social networking sites, the date of your last profile update is listed. Similarly Vanessa recommends that you periodically give updates about “what you are doing” so that you come … Read more
Doug Cornelius has an excellent overview of the strengths and weaknesses of some of the on-line communities that are available to to attorneys. Read the comments that follow as well. There is an interesting debate about whether communities should be open (thus leading to the risk that the conversation will be diluted) or closed (leading … Read more
Those of us that blog, tweet and make general use of social media are often in a hurry to publish our posts. Some of us use spell checker to avoid egregious spelling error. But an e-mail I received this morning is a good reminder of why relying on spell checker alone can get you into … Read more
Several days ago, I posted some general thoughts about how to make sense of Web 2.0. It’s the wild west right now so what lawyers really should be doing is experimenting. In some ways, this advice is not all that helpful. After all, it’s fine to say go ahead and experiment. But where should you … Read more