First posted on June 6, 2012 by
LinkedIn Passwords Hacked
Bad news today for all users on LinkedIn. According to Mashable.com, LinkedIn has been hacked and over 6.5 million passwords have been leaked online. Read the Mashable
story for more info.
First posted on April 18, 2012 by
Share the Love: Why All Partners and Associates Should Contribute Blog Posts
“There is no need for advertisements to look like advertisements. If you make them look like editorial pages, you will attract about 50 per cent more readers.” - David Ogilvy
British advertising genius
is known for some of the most creative, persuasive and powerful ads of all time. Yet according to this quote, advertisements which appear more like content can be much more effective than a straight-forward sales pitch. This statement, though made decades ago, can easily be ad ...
First posted on March 19, 2012 by
Your Facebook Account – You Can’t Take it With You
No one wants to think about their inevitable demise. We all hope it's a long time from now. The digital technology era is highlighting new issues regarding life and death, such as,
what happens to my social media accounts after I die?
Lawmakers and attorneys from Oregon and Nebraska are considering proposals that would allow family member access to their dead loved one’s accounts. Oklahoma has already passed a law making a Facebook account part of the
This issue is ...
First posted on February 27, 2012 by
You've Been Served... Via Facebook? It’s True!
In England, a High Court judge has approved the
service of legal documents
on a party through the social network
The case revolves around a charge against a brokerage firm accused of overcharging their clients. Lawyers had a
difficult time locating
Fabio De Biase, one of the former brokers, at his physical address and by e-mail.
The lawyers discovered that De Biase was active on Facebook responding to friend requests and applied for
permission to serve ...
First posted on January 25, 2012 by
Step-by-Step: Set Up Your Google+ Business Page
RosArt Google Plus for Business Page Setup
In order to create a Google Plus (G+) Business Page you must first have a regular G+ profile page. If you already have one skip to step 8, if not follow the steps below:
and click on the “Create an account” under the “Sign In” button. If you already have a Gmail account and would like to link your business to that email, you can just click the “Sign In” button.
2) After clicking on the “Create an account” link fi ...
First posted on December 28, 2011 by
Who Owns Twitter Followers?
PhoneDog, a website that reviews and reports on mobile devices and services, has sued former employee Noah Kravitz for $340,000 over the
of the PhoneDog Twitter account and its followers.
Part of Kravitz’s duties at PhoneDog was to set up and use the company’s
Twitter feed to promote PhoneDog
. Kravitz opened a PhoneDog Twitter account linking it to his personal email account, @PhoneDog_Noah. Kravitz used the account to promote PhoneDog’s services and news.
Through hi ...
First posted on December 21, 2011 by
Small Law Firms Have Bigger Social Media Presence
have released the results of
a survey done on social media marketing use by attorneys and law firms. The
research suggests most lawyers use some social media platform as part of their
overall marketing strategy.
of survey respondents reported already using
social media marketing while another 10% indicate they plan to add social media
to their marketing mix in 2012.
Most attorneys also consider social media marketing as an
element in t ...
First posted on November 22, 2011 by
YouTube Redesign Hopes to Integrate Facebook Users with Google+
Google has redesigned their look for YouTube based on feedback received from users, partners and channel owners after the YouTube Cosmic Panda update. According to Google, the
goal of the redesig
is an effort to help users customize their channel, engage their audience and expand their presence.
The new design is still in testing but will have a more
socially integrated layout
that emphasizes sharing among social media. Google has included both Google+ and Facebook sharing options within the ...
First posted on November 17, 2011 by
Social Media and e-Discovery: Closing the Barn Door after the Horse
We all know that once something is out in cyberspace through social media there’s very little hope of ever getting it back (actually zero percent). Politicians and celebrities have been waking up to that hard, cold fact in recent years.
Social media and e-discovery are two newly related issues. An attorney would not tell his client to destroy e-mails, wipe his hard drive or shred any documents relating to a lawsuit. But what about the status updates, photos and videos posted on social me ...
First posted on March 31, 2011 by
ABA Shutting Down LegallyMinded Social Networking Site
American Bar Association (ABA)
social networking site since December 2008, is closing down operations effective April 7.
was set up to expand an attorney’s professional network, to share knowledge through blogs and discussion groups, to house an internet articles library and for job searchers. The site was also open to paralegals, law librarians, law students and other legal professionals.
According to the
2010 ABA Legal Technology Survey
56% of at ...