Gossip & Twitter for Lawyers

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Gossip and Mind Reading with Twitter

Twitter for gossip and mind reading are only a few aspects of Social Media that Legal Professionals need to master. My Project Social Media presents my thoughts regarding the impact of social media marketing on the practice of law. See my page to for more information.

Therefore let’s continue the topic of what ways a Legal Professional can use Twitter.


Let’s face reality. Twitter is a great source of gossip. You find out in real time what a congressperson thinks of the State Of The Union message as it is being delivered. You can find out what your favorite movie star had for breakfast and if they liked it. You also find out which ones were busted for DUI in real time.

A natural caveat is that not all gossip is true on Twitter. You can say that about gossip in general. Though out history, gossip has been often untrue. That has never stopped anyone in history from gossiping. Gossip is also social glue that holds a group together. Currently that glue has nothing to do with distance. A particular community can be spread around the world.

Mind Reading

A well developed search can reveal how other people feel and view your firm and your self as a professional. The trending topics that appear on the search pge and change constantly give you insight into what a lot of people find important at any give moment. The search results update in real time. Mind-reading on twitter can increase your understanding. When you follow different people that yourself, you can gain valuable perspective on how they are different from you and your experience. Often you can see surprising patterns emerge allowing you to see the world differently.

Next time, I will discuss more ways Twitter can be used by legal professionals.

**Why the picture of flowing water?  Twitter is a constant flow of information and communications. 


Ken StrongmanAbout the Author: Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator.  He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment.  He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.

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