Saturday, November 29, 2008

Legal blogging and Twitter

from the UCL practitioner:

Legal Pad, the blog of, debates the merits of Twitter for lawyers and provides a link to a list of over 300 "absolute-must-follow lawyer-twitterers." I first learned about Twitter at BlogHer 2007 in Chicago, and I created a Twitter account, but its utility for lawyers I confess remains beyond me. What would I have written yesterday? That I was researching whether the 30-day deadline to submit corrections to a deposition transcript is extended 5 days for service by mail (it is, according to Weil & Brown)? Fascinating stuff.

Nipper and patentbaristas were on the list.

IPBiz likes netvibes.

**Of Twitter, there has been some research by Bernardo A. Huberman, who once worked in the area of superionic conductors-->

In the past, Huberman worked in condensed matter physics, dealing with systems ranging from superionic conductors to two-dimensional superfluids, and has made contributions to the theory of critical phenomena in low-dimensional systems. He is one of the discoverers of chaos in a number of physical systems, and also established a number of universal properties of nonlinear dynamical systems. His research into the dynamics of complex structures led to his discovery of ultradiffusion in hierarchical systems.

**UPDATE. SecuringInnovation has the following entry related to Twitter-->

Innovation: Baby Twitter
Expectant father Corey Menscher wanted to “create a device that would give me a chance to be aware of our baby’s movements”. He created a waistband for his wife which sends a Tweet everytime the baby kicks, naming the project “Kickbee”.

In passing, IPBiz heard on the radio that some folks in California are being buried with their cellphones and/or Blackberries. And people thought the Egyptians were weird!

SecuringInnovation also touted alltop . Alltop does not list IPBiz.

SecuringInnovation also wrote relating to Twitter:

Tonight, following Kevin O'Keefe on Twitter, we see him pointing to an interesting article in U.S. News and World Report about how companies use social media to be a part of the conversation.

The onslaught of blogs, discussion forums and user-generated media has changed the flow of information about people, products and brands forever. Anyone with a computer, a video camera or even a cell phone can post information, reviews and comments about you and your brand on dozens of highly visited online destinations.

It's no longer enough to create a website and assume that prospects will learn about your company solely from there. In today's online social media world, businesses of all shapes and sizes must actively participate in online reputation management.

Of course, the best way to manage your online reputation from a business standpoint is to put out great products, provide excellent customer service and honor all your commitments. That's certainly a great start, but you may still need to monitor and respond to what's being said about your organization.
In the end, writes John Jantsch, the only way to control what people say about your company is to be part of the conversation. We might add, even when the conversation isn't about your company but about another company with a very similar name.


The carbon footprint of twitter, from the tecnologytimesonline:

Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch, Rewiring the World, has calculated that maintaining a character (known as an avatar) in the Second Life virtual reality game, requires 1,752 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. That is almost as much used by the average Brazilian.

“It’s not an unreasonable comparison,” said Liam Newcombe, an expert on data centres at the British Computer Society. “It tells us how much energy westerners use on entertainment versus the energy poverty in some countries.”

Though energy consumption by computers is growing - and the rate of growth is increasing - Newcombe argues that what matters most is the type of usage.

If your internet use is in place of more energy-intensive activities, such as driving your car to the shops, that’s good. But if it is adding activities and energy consumption that would not otherwise happen, that may pose problems.

Newcombe cites Second Life and Twitter, a rapidly growing website whose 3m users post millions of messages a month. Last week Stephen Fry, the TV presenter, was posting “tweets” from New Zealand, imparting such vital information as “Arrived in Queenstown. Hurrah. Full of bungy jumping and ‘activewear’ shops”, and “Honestly. NZ weather makes UK look stable and clement”.

***UPDATE. 28 May 09

Sometime around 26 May 09, the link to netvibes stopped working with the Safari browser.

Separately, Gene Quinn's survey on top IP blogs did not have IPBiz as a choice.

**UPDATE. 4 July 09

Note IPCrunch

HOWEVER, IP Estonia was a choice.

**Also, note as a URL for finding people

**IPBiz shows up in a pipl for Eugene Kole.

Also IPCrunch

see also

rubin anders scientific


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