Archive for the “Social media” category

LinkedIn: know your connections

By Nick Holmes on September 24, 2015

Commentators on the Proudman–Carter-Silk affair have understandably criticised one or other, or both, parties’ behaviour. But I’m more interested in the role LinkedIn played in this. After all, this only came about because Ms Proudman sent an invitation to connect (…)

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Social media platforms for lawyers

By Nick Holmes on April 15, 2015

Reblogged from Legal Web Watch March 2015. I’ve been looking at two new social media platforms designed for lawyers: Mootis (“specifically tailored for what is a vast legal services marketplace that extends far beyond the Bar”) and Passle (“enables Partners (…)

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Big Internet? No thanks

By Nick Holmes on October 1, 2014

Reblogged from Legal Web Watch September 2014. The early adopters have been getting restless lately. I’m with them. This is not what we signed up for. Alan Jacobs, writing for The New Atlantis, predicts The End of Big Twitter. Twitter (…)

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Reinventing law – the Twitter story

By Nick Holmes on July 1, 2014

Reblogged from Legal Web Watch June 2014. Reinvent Law London 2014, a conference featuring presentations on “law + technology + innovation + entrepreneurship” was held on 20 June 2014 at the University of Westminster Law School in London. I missed (…)

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5 social networking mistakes for professionals

By Nick Holmes on August 12, 2013

You connect with 500+ people on LinkedIn, then spend all your time trying to figure out which of your 75,000+ second degree connections are of any value. You endorse your connections for skills that LinkedIn suggests they possess before realising (…)

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RSS – dontcha just love it?

By Nick Holmes on May 23, 2013

I’m a big fan of RSS and wish it was better understood, after all it’s really simple. But it’s an open standard (like HTML and other geeky stuff), not a sexy platform (like Twitter et al). Like me Dieter Bohn (…)

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Give me my life back!

By Nick Holmes on March 19, 2013

[^ What’s this? ^] Bad news recently … or is it? Google is retiring Google Reader, used by millions of news junkies, including self, but sidelined at Googleplex in recent years in favour of development of Google+. This follows the (…)

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Google+ thoughts so far

By Nick Holmes on July 18, 2011

I’ve to date held off commenting on Google+, which is all of 3 weeks old, because it’s in “field trial” which basically means it’s a Beta with a restricted user base. The reason for this is I think that Goog (…)

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The hype cycle

By Nick Holmes on November 8, 2010

Image: neweurasia.net Apropos my social meeja blues I consulted the web. Turns out I can plot my disillusionment on Gartner’s hype cycle representing the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies. Gartner now reckons microblogging is somewhat past the (…)

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Social meeja blues

By Nick Holmes on November 2, 2010

Image: OLPC Time was when I was a guru of social meeja for lawyers. I was an early adopter with a keen eye for the potential of blogs, feeds and all that followed – and I sang its praises. I (…)

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Social meejah – just for kids?

By Nick Holmes on April 9, 2010

Head on over to Stem where Jordan Furlong is penning a series of posts on Social Media for Lawyers. He kicked off with Facebook for law firms. And has followed that up with Twitter for law firms. These look at (…)

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Are we (still) in thrall to BigLaw?

By Nick Holmes on October 13, 2009

Jordan Furlong bemoans (on Slaw and Law21) the fact that the legal media focus on BigLaw, because BigLaw makes a lot of money, so they’re attractive both as subscribers and as advertising targets. It’s not good for smaller practices, which (…)

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Social business design

By Nick Holmes on September 10, 2009

“Social business design” is a term you’ve probably not encountered before. I was introduced to it last evening by social computing expert and entrepreneur Lee Bryant at Headshift where I attended an event to explore the themes covered in the (…)

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Social networks – how they work

By Nick Holmes on July 5, 2009

First Published in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, July 2009. Facebook has over 200 million users; LinkedIn, the network for business and professionals, has over 40 million; Twitter is all the rage; and don’t forget blogs. Although these services are (…)

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Twitter – is the party over?

By Nick Holmes on June 25, 2009

Has what looked like a great service, populated by eager early adopters with like motivations turned into a service polluted by egotists, marketeers and spam artists? Larry Bodine, questioning the value of Twitter as a marketing tool for lawyers, thinks (…)

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