What is Twitter for the Legal Professional?

Twitter for the Legal Professional
Twitter for the Legal Professional

Twitter is only one aspect 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.

What is twitter for the legal professional?

Twitter is an online social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to send and read “tweets”, which are text messages limited to 140 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or short message service, or mobile device.

It is best to view it as a micro-blogging service. It is headlines only. When you are viewing a twitter flow, you are really just scanning headlines. Some can be important. Others are much less important.

Twitter is immediate and some what ephemeral. It is the stream of consciousness of the entire twitter universe. It is a stream of headlines which makes it appear that things tweeted does not last long. Though it is hard to find a tweet from a few days ago, tweets are effectively permanent. Search tools can be used to extract them.

Twitter is an asymmetrical system. Anyone can follow anyone or jump in to a specific stream of tweets. Facebook and Linkedin are not asymmetrical. You and I have to be friends before we can see each others information.

**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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