Recent Microblog Posts – March 20, 2010

Here’s the latest collection of posts from DennisKennedy.Microblog, which is a supplement to this blog that can be found on Twitter at @dkennedyblog. I invite you to become a follower. An explanation of the microblog can be found here.
Here are recent posts from the microblog:

Slides are ready for “Legal Ethics and Social Media” CLE seminar in St. Louis on Tuesday – http://bit.ly/9Ly3fA - See you there?
RT @ronfriedmann: New blog: Eversheds: “the revolution has now arrived” http://bit.ly/9TfTZ2
RT @matthomann: If you can’t make #ignitelaw here’s the webinar sign up: http://bit.ly/bKgJru [Can't attend in person, so I signed up. You?]
Debra Bruce: 12 Social Media Ethics Issues for Lawyers – http://bit.ly/cR2A4t
RT @legaltalk Smart Ways to Work Together in 2010 http://bit.ly/cr7NXH – New Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast
Looking for a few good articles on diversity/inclusion for upcoming issue of Law Practice Todayhttp://bit.ly/9DbQmM
Dave Taylor: How Do I Unfriend Someone on Facebook? (Updated) – http://bit.ly/a1qNrB
Patrick Lamb: Yet another firm sacrifices its young at the altar of hours – http://bit.ly/9b8DxO
Bob Metcalfe: “The Day Dot-Coms Were Invented” – http://bit.ly/c3ePiS – importance of Internet innovation infrastructure
Adriana Linares kicks off new blog series “10 Critical Computer Skills Every Attorney Should Know” – http://bit.ly/cf5a54

“Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets” – http://bit.ly/c8zHo4 – from Law Practice Today issue on succession planning
The Digital Edge podcast 29; @jimcalloway and @sharonnelsonesq talk with @denniskennedy – http://bit.ly/d8tmYO #techshow
Rex Hammock: Two types of content that work – http://bit.ly/bJ0wgy

Ernie the Attorney and I have both spoken to law students recently and have similar observations. Here are his: http://bit.ly/cbvRsm
Sharon Nelson: “The Rebellious Millennial Employees: We Love the Evidence They Provide” – http://bit.ly/a9OJqO
New blog post on DennisKennedy.Blog is about social media common sense – http://bit.ly/980bi2
RT @TomMighell: New blog post: Social Media Privacy: http://bit.ly/aIkjDC
Ron Friedmann on Hildebrandt/Citi Report: Tough Times Persist for Big Law – http://bit.ly/dyZNcR
Christine Pikas: Sometimes it’s hard to remember some very smart people just don’t know how web and browsers work – http://bit.ly/diEidK
My new blog post: Saving Face: A Simple Facebook Privacy and Security Primer – http://bit.ly/aGjanN
RT @jackvinson: New post on KJolt: Managing via email fails http://bit.ly/cv80hL
RT @TomMighell: Check out the latest Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast: Social Media Common Sense http://bit.ly/amJDNo
I’ll be speaking on Tuesday at St. Louis U on using social media and the Internet to help launch your legal career – http://bit.ly/bFyQ6e
Tamar Weinberg – 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s – http://bit.ly/9RWekU
I’ll be speaking on how law students can use social media at St. Louis U. Law School next Tuesday afternoon.
My new blog post about latest Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast reminded me to mention the podcast will be live at #TECHSHOW, as will I.
RT @LegalTalk: Opening Up to Open Source – http://bit.ly/bRVgIM [New Kennedy-Mighell Report]
My video interview with Mike Mintz about legal tech – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R9MhHXX3zM
Anyone else seeing Gmail issues in fetching email from another POP account today?
My new ABA Journal tech column – Saving Face – a primer on basics of Facebook safety and settings – http://bit.ly/9gADSs
Celebrating the seventh blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog – http://bit.ly/9biAUu – A big thank you to all readers of the blog.
Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps at TED2010 – http://bit.ly/aepZZQ
Trent Hamm: “Hindsight is 20/20″ – http://bit.ly/96pdrf - Great advice on learning from mistakes.
Jeff Rayport asks: Do you need a digital readiness checklist? – http://bit.ly/a8kZrt – great questions.
New blog post: “My Latest ABA Journal Technology Column Introduces the Mobile Platform” – http://bit.ly/drooxF
RT @econwriter5: #Google #Buzz. So has it given up on #Wave already? | I was wondering the same thing
RT @ernieattorney: Who Dat Who Own Who Dat? (@mschwimmer) #twil46 #twil http://ff.im/-fssHd (via @dhowell)
David Cheifetz: “Windows 7, Law Firms and truth(?) in blogging” – http://bit.ly/a1JQYN – another great SLAW blog post
RT @mschwimmer: Unfettered By Knowledge, I Speak Freely on Fox Business Live http://bit.ly/9uI4hB
Adam Singer on “Workforce Darwinism” – 70% of surveyed US HR pros have rejected candidate due to online reputation info http://bit.ly/dpS8R8

Check out the latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast on the Legal Talk Network – Smart Ways to Work Together in 2010
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets – New Article

My friend Wendy Werner recently talked me into writing an article on “succession planning” for computer systems, online materials and digital assets for the newly-released issue of the Law Practice Today webzine. Wendy edited the issue and it is an excellent look at succession planning for lawyers and law firms that I highly recommend you take a look at the entire issue.
I’m happy to have contributed an article to the issue. The article is called “Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets.”
I’m been thinking about writing an article on this topic for many years. What had stopped me was the complexity of the topic and how many difficult issues arise out of this topic.
However, nothing focuses the writing mind like a pressing deadline and I’m quite pleased with the results, which represent my attempt to put together a practical primer about these issues.
I tried to consolidate my suggested approach into 5 basic steps and that section makes up the core of the article:

A Simple Five-Step Plan to Manage Your Digital Estate
Step 1. Inventory Your Digital Assets.
Step 2. Identify Appropriate Help.
Step 3. Provide for Access.
Step 4. Provide Instructions.
Step 5. Give Appropriate Authority.

Based on my research for this article, there either is not much information on this subject available or it is far too difficult to find by searching in Google.
I also think that anyone with a significant Internet presence has concerns about what happen to that Internet presence in the event of their death or disability. However, almost everyone today has a growing number of “digital assets” and questions posed by them.
I’ve already gotten a very positive response to this article and hope that you find it helpful. I welcome your suggestions for other approaches that might work well for people trying to deal with their growing digital estates.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Call for Articles on Diversity/Inclusion: April Issue of Law Practice

I’ll be guest co-editing the April issue of the Law Practice Today webzine (http://www.lawpracticetoday.org). The issue will focus thematically on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, more specifically practical approaches to these issue from the law practice management perspective.
We have some room for a few more articles, so if you have an article or a blog post that could easily be turned into an article, get in touch with me at denniskennedyblog @ gmail.com (or post a comment on this post) and I’ll follow-up to see how we can work together. I’m especially interested in articles that look at these issues from the finance and marketing side of law practice management, but any topic is fair game if you have something that would work for this issue.
Be sure to check out the excellent March issue, with a succession planning theme.
Thanks for your help.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Legal Ethics and Social Media – CLE Seminar in St. Louis

Lawyers using or interested in learning more about social media who will be in St. Louis on March 23 have a great opportunity to learn about social media and ethics and pick up a couple of CLE ethics hours. I’m excited to be one of the speakers on an excellent panel with legal ethics expert Mike Downey and The Bar Plan’s Christina Lewis Abate.
The seminar is called “The Ethics of Social Media” and the details can be found here.
We’ll cover differences between LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, the basics of how to use each platform, including privacy settings, ad purchasing and disclaimer requirements, plus how to avoid potential pitfalls including a review of recent case law and rules of advertising, malpractice avoidance, and model social networking policies. We’re also planning to have plenty of Q & A.
The pricing ($95) is great, especially for the number of ethics credit. There’s a special deal ($30) for law students.
The Bar Assoication of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring the event at BAMSL’s downtown St. Louis headquarters.
Highly recommended. Help us get the word out about this one. Hope to see you there.
BAMSL members may register here.
Can’t make it on the 23rd? Give the new episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast, “Social Media Common Sense,” a listen.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Social Media Common Sense – Podcast

Tom Mighell and I have recorded another episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast and it’s now available on the Legal Talk Network and on iTunes, with an RSS feed here. The episode is called “Social Media Common Sense” (show notes here), and it’s sponsored by Bill4Time. A special thank you to readers of this blog who listen to the podcast – we’re very pleased with the growing numbers of downloads the podcast is getting.
Here’s the episode description:

Hardly a day goes by without lawyers hearing that they need to be diving into social media. And many are already there – on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other platforms. Google stumbled on privacy on its launch of its new social media platform, Buzz. The privacy and security concerns in social media are very real. Tom and Dennis take a practical at what you must understand to take control of your security and privacy, from basic account settings to smart approaches to social media common sense.

I recently wrote a column for the ABA Journal on the basics of privacy and security for lawyers using Facebook. The article got such a positive response that we thought it would make a good topic for our podcast. After the recent privacy stumbles at the launch of Google Buzz, we decided to expand the topic to cover social media in general.
The podcast takes a very practical look at some of the things you need to be wary of and, more important, practical steps you should be taking to protect your privacy and security while making effective use of social media platforms. From passwords to privacy settings and friend lists to good judgment, we make the case for applying common sense to use fo social media. Take a listen and see if we convince you.
I also suggest that you take a look at my ABA Journal column called Saving Face.
In our “things we’ve been talking about” segment, Tom and I talk about our actual experience with Google Buzz, including my concern that Buzz suggests that Google is abandoning Google Wave. I also express my frustration with the usability problems I find with Buzz. Tom takes a calmer approach.
We end the podcast with our Parting Shots – practical tips you can use right away. Tom points to another new Google tool – Google Moderator – that provides a way to obtain feedback. I note how I like a program called Mobipocket Creator for converting PDF documents into Kindle-ready formats and a cool new webpage you can use as your default home page in your browser at http://fav4.org.
Give our new episode a listen and let me know what you think. Show notes for the podcast are at here.
And try some of the back episodes as well.
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[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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