This is intended as short reflection piece, so I’ll ask for your indulgence to the extent this is "off topic", but since I am writing this on a Sunday afternoon, a little reflection is in order. Twitter is a free online tool that is increasingly used by "Internet-savvy" lawyers who do business litigation, and others, to keep in touch with other lawyers and friends, as well as clients and family. Some might say it is a natural evolution or logical development for those who blog, as it has been described as "mini-blogging".
There is still much for me to learn about Twitter and how to use it, as I have only begun to become familiar with it, but in the process of learning about it, I thought it would be helpful to share a few links for those who are interested in finding out more about this latest means of leveraging the Internet.
Lawyer Denise Howell, a pioneer blogger, has written a post here that provides a link to Twitter 101 for Lawyers. In keeping with the latest developments on the Internet here is a link to a Twitter song on YouTube. Here is an article with an increasing list of lawyers who use Twitter.
Kevin O’Keefe, guru for lawyers who blog, has written extensively about why lawyers should learn more about Twitter, (e.g., here), and now there is a "top 10" list of rules for those who use Twitter that Kevin recently posted about on Twitter (called a tweet). Kevin predicted correctly many years ago that blogs would be a mainstream "major player" in the legal profession, and so I give his opinion considerable weight when he says that Twitter is more than just a passing fad.
UPDATE: I want to "tie-in" the title to this post better than I did initially, so I bring to your attention the first comment below by a thoughtful reader who has supplied two especially helpful and relevant links that provide a list of "BigLaw lawyers" who use Twitter as well as one that provides a link to "securities counsel" who use Twitter. (click on "comments" below). The point of my post is that Twitter is not limited to those lawyers whose practice is limited to "consumer/retail law" such as domestic relations, but rather, Twitter is being used by those in big firms who might have more of a "wholesale" practice that caters to businesses and others who are not the "typical retail consumer" that one might think of as likely to use the latest Internet-related development in communicating with others.