Twitter can be a useful resource, but lawyers should be wary of some of the pitfalls when “Tweeting.” A new article
from Jared Correia examines the role of Twitter and the legal profession. To learn more, go to http://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2012/08/what-not-to-do-on-twitter-a-guest-post-by-jared-correia/
The Center for Digital Government’s 2012 Digital Counties Survey recently recognized Fairfax County — home to one of CLCT’s affiliate courts — as the county with over 500,000 residents that best “carried out strategies with measurable benefits that aligned with county priorities,” and that “showed progress over the previous year, utilized innovative solutions, and revealed a commitment to collaboration within and outside of their organization.”
Specifically, Fairfax Country was recognized for its deployment of mobile applications for residents to access information, for improving its data structure and organization, for deploying a private cloud, and for promoting collaboration among county agencies. Congratulations!
Samantha Collier’s blog, Social Media for Law Firms, can be a valuable resource for law firms attempting to infuse social media into their client acquisition and retention strategies. In a new three-part article, Samantha examines the role social media plays in law firms, and what current attorneys can do to improve their use of social media. To learn more, go to http://www.socialmediaforlawfirms.com/2012/08/how-to-implement-a-law-firm-social-media-strategy/
On Thursday, August 30th, 2012, three justices of the Virginia Supreme Court will preside over a writ session in CLCT’s McGlothlin Court Room. The Court will have discretionary jurisdiction and will be hearing brief arguments from lawyers seeking appellate review. To learn more, contact CLCT at (757) 221-2494 or Gloria Todd at (757) 221-1423.
The world of tablet technology is rapidly expanding, and tablets are no longer just for children playing games. Millions of apps are emerging for tablets like the Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab. Many of these can be incredibly useful for the lawyer-on-the-go. iPad 4 Lawyers is a weekly blog designed to provide lawyers with the most up-to-date apps in the world of the legal profession, as well as tricks and tips for optimizing the tablet experience. To learn more, go to http://ipad4lawyers.squarespace.com/
iStar, from NCTech, is a 50 megapixel camera that can make 360 degree panoramic photographs. What sets the iStar appart is it’s the first camera to develop 360 degree images internally without needing a computer to complete post production processing and stitching of images. Expected commercial release is expected in the 3rd quarter of 2012, with prices starting around $7,900. To learn more, go to http://www.gizmag.com/istar-camera-360-degree-images/23694/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=eb9efc09ac-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email
Microsoft has affirmed its committment to privacy and announced that IE10 and Windows 8 will contain the DNT as a default. DNT is a privacy flag that notifies websites of the users preference for privacy, and in theory, the website will honor this request. Complaince with DNT is currently voluntary, but a number of advertisers have signed on to conform. To learn more, go to http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/134154-microsoft-commits-to-user-privacy-in-ie10-risks-advertiser-wrath-over-do-not-track-support,
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Modernization Act of 2012, a bill being introduced to congress, attempts to clarify exactly what authorities can access in reagards to cloud and mobile device data. To read more, go to http://www.informationweek.com/government/policy/cloud-privacy-update-tackled-by-lawmaker/240005041.
Gizmodo recently published a short article giving nine things you can do to help keep your online identity secure. To read more, go to http://gizmodo.com/5932663/9-things-you-absolutely-must-do-to-keep-your-online-identity-secure?tag=hacking