Now in Legal Rebels:
Posted Sep 22, 2009 05:45 pm CDT
We editors have been seeking friend-of-the-blawg briefs for all manner of blawgs to help us compile this year’s Blawg 100 feature for our December issue, and readers and blawggers making cases for their favorite, possibly often-overlooked blawgs. Some readers’ briefs may end up being quoted in the magazine story.
We’d like to take the opportunity to make a special tech appeal: What’s your favorite tech blawg?
We want to know your thoughts on blawgs that are frequently updated, and if you are a blawgger, we want to know what you think of blawgs other than your own.
Read the answers to last month’s question: Have You Seen Lawyers, Judges Cross Ethical Lines via Social Networks?
Posted by KJS: Generally, I think it depends on whether you set up an account that is clearly personal-oriented or business recruitment / networking-oriented. I have a personal facebook page, as do many of my colleagues and lawyer friends, and we are all using for personal posts. However, I am mindful (as with anything I put out into the world, including email) that I anything I write/post could come back to haunt me if it’s out of my typical character. So, I think carefully about what I post and how I word things.
Now, if I ‘friended’ a judge on Facebook who I might actually appear in front of, I think that raises problems. While actually in a case that involved that judge, I would probably ‘unfriend’ just to be safe. I think judges who are on Facebook etc need to be especially careful before they “friend” attorneys they don’t actually know in a personal capacity. It’s a greater danger.