Twitter Tips

I have written before about Twitter. If you do not use Twitter, there is no way that I can explain it to you without the concept sounding ridiculous. What I will say is that if you have thought about trying Twitter, I urge you to give a whirl. I think you will be surprised by what it offers.

At her blog Practicing Law in the 21st Century, Nicole Black has posted Twitter 101 for Lawyers. Niki explains:

Of course, you’re probably wondering whether Twitter has any value to you as a lawyer. It does. With Twitter you can network with other lawyers across the country and the world; promote your practice and its Web site or other online presence; receive news updates relevant to your area of practice and connect with potential clients or referral sources.

Twitter is an invaluable resource, as long as you know how to use it. The first step is to create an account at Make sure to choose a user name that is easily recognizable and promotes your practice.

The next step is to locate people and organizations you’d like to follow, including people you already know, those who practice in the same area of law, potential clients and users with similar personal interests. There are a number of ways to do this.

Locate people you already know by running your Web-hosted e-mail address through Twitter’s system. (You’ll be prompted to do so when you first sign up.) Once you’ve connected with people you know, check their follower lists and “follow” anyone who interests you.

I urge you to read her entire post.

If you are curious, my Twitter page is here. You can find Niki’s here.

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