How to manage your twitter as it grows


Ok so you now have over 500 followers and you are following over 1000 gosh , how do you manage that ?

Come on no-one is super human , no one can read all these post .

I shall let you into my secret .
LISTS!!!
Decide which tweets you really want to read and make a list !! It can be private or public.
When you log into twitter it’s easy just check out your list . Simple as that .

@legaleaglemhm
Is Legal Engineer at Inksters
Writer, lawyer, blogger,artist and mum
Oh and Tweeter

Why twitter is like a river


cropped-sea-bed-michelle-hynes.jpgImagine this a beautiful fast flowing river and you stand on the banks .
Making a paper boat you chuck it in to the river , it is not alone , thousand of paper boats have been chucked in up stream too.
You watch as your boat is swept along . Others downstream catch sight of the pretty colours if your paper boat but it moves with speed .
Back on the river bank you watch all the boats appearing and disappearing like Burns said ” like the snow falls in the river a moment there then gone forever ” I paraphrase of course.

So too Twitter is like that river , the tweets are the pretty boats and you, you are the spectator – will you set sail a paper boat today ? Go on tweet it

Legaleaglemhm
Michelle L Hynes
Legal Engineer At Inksters
Writer, blogger, artist , lawyer, mum

The Top 5 Reasons Why I’m Not Following You on Twitter


The Top 5 Reasons Why I’m Not Following You on Twitter

1. You’re an egghead. Come on now who really wants to follow an egg !get your photo up

2. You don’t have a bio. Unless of course you are Brad pit or another well known celebrity the bio is your chance to tell me know you are. It only takes 5 minutes go to your profile and edit now .  When I’m looking for new accounts to follow, if you don’t have a bio, you’re not giving me much choice no bio no follow.

4. You don’t tweet enough. For me its not just about tweeting its about engaging. So come on engage.Even a hello will put you on my radar and on my favourites list (maybe) 

5. You tweet too much. NOPE …..there is no such thing. Let me know you are there.

My top 5 tips for you.

No eggs, no bio,no tweets = no follow

you can follow me on twitter@legaleaglemhm

Michelle Hynes LL.B (Hons) DipLp

Legal Process Engineer

@Inksters

 

Death of the handshake -Twitter That old devil that it is


Twitter – That old devil that it is

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Some refer to twitter as a ‘waste of time’ and some cannot see what anyone would possibly use it for.

People use twitter for many different reasons including chatting, following great links and doing business.

One might ask how can you do business using 140 characters?

Let me tell you how twitter is becoming like the ‘virtual hand shake’

In life-before twitter I attended many events both business and social where the first time I met someone – I smiled (an incredible smile) reached out my hand and gripped firmly.Yes, I do have a firm handshake.
This ‘reaching out’ made a ‘connection’ a primitive way of saying ‘hello’ ‘how do you do’ it was an expression that I wanted to talk , engage and perhaps even do business or become friends.

The explosion of ‘twitter’ means that connections are more often made now from one keyboard to another or one application to another. Is the handshake DEAD?

Does twitter ‘kill the handshake?’

No , twitter lets me have thousands of hands whooooopeeee.

I can reach out and connect with MORE and MORE people who I want to engage with when I want to engage with them.

And remember I can now exchange a ‘virtual handshake’ with people around the world.

Next time you reach out your hand to shake the hand of another human being , think on……….the virtual handshake saves time and money(no flight costs to travel to meet them) (No germs, erm I do know some people who are a bit OCD when it comes to shaking hands) and (convenience you can meet many people right from where you are now)

Whether you’re looking to grow your network, learn, make referrals or even just chat the Twitter handshake is there at the tip of your fingers)

Very pleased to meet you
*virtual handshake and a smile from Partick*

Legaleaglemhm

Top 50 Ways Law…


Top 50 Ways Lawyers are using twitter – can you add to the list What are ‘Lawyers’ really using twitter for?Twitter; we know it’s there and we use it (each of us differently) but what trends are forming and how is the profession using it for business and for ‘law’?

Marketers tell us how to ‘check our companies social media policy’ and how to ‘gain followers’ and how to ‘communicate’ but what exactly are lawyers using twitter for. As there does not seem to be a definition of ‘lawyer’ available I use the term ‘Lawyer’ in the loosest form of the word gathering into this group law students, jurists, writers of legal commentary ,practitioners, solicitors, advocates and barristers together with legal publications and paralegals. In fact, anyone who works in the legal field.

Here is a list of a 50 plus activities currently being undertaken by ‘Lawyers’ on twitter.

Communicating new skills for students

and trainees Discussing law Legal education Reputation building Finding a law school Recruiting new law students Asking legal questions Socializing Peer learning Discussing legislation Making referrals Obtaining subscribers Advertising Accessing legislation Communicating with client Obtaining funding Securing traineeship Letting off steam Recruiting a new partner for firm Blawging Connecting with colleagues Promoting charitable events Motivating staff Marketing Providing ‘access to justice’ Collaboration across jurisdiction Voicing one’s own opinion Accessing global news Accessing on-line journals Engaging Finding Experts Creating a ‘future’ of law Discussing ‘The Bar’ Finding a Devil master Finding a pupilage discussing techniques of practice exchanging views sharing News getting tips for traineeship interviews links for blawgs sharing ‘mooting’ tips learning how to use ‘twitter’ learning how to use Linkedin and facebook event publicising Defrosting cold cases correcting Grammar arranging tweetups Debating issues Finding a trainee Researching Firms CPD Publishing research procrastinating helping insomia personal branding Showing Lawyers as ‘Humans’I am happy to add your activities to this list please tweet me @legaleaglemhm or email legaleaglehynes@yahoo.co.uk

Are you A BAD TWEETER ? – A Tale of a Tweeters Christmas Carol


ALL BAD TWEETERS BEWARE – CHANGE YOUR WAYS

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Twas the Night before christmas and @Ebonezertweeter , a crotchety old lawyer was hard at work in his law office.

His office was cold.

It was devoid of any festive cheer and not a drop of tinsel could be seen.

He had every gadget going. He had an Ipad3, iPhone,windows phone ,tablet,PC and Mac.

He used twitter and Facebook. He blogged and tweeted for business of course.

He was a lonely and tortured soul with not a friend in the world and very few followers and no-one subscribed to his blog.

He huddled over his ipad3 with his eyes transfixed at the stream of tweets before him.

Excitement shone from his eyes as he scrolled down the many tweeters wishing each other festive greetings and he grew furious at the lack of links and tweets to blogs (especially HIS blog) about his law firm.

What on earth was happening this night of nights he thought. It was Christmas eve and the first year after the demise of his business partner and he knew how important new business was for the firm @Ebonezertweeter top law firm.

His trusted assistant @legaleaglemhm had shuffled through asking for permission to go home to her littleuns and Ebonezertweeter grumbled and snapped that she had been paid till the end of the day and was still on the clock.

All around merry staff closed their offices, wrapped presents and hugged their families, yet @Ebonezertweeter screwed up his face as his folded his ipad under his arm after locking up and scuttled into his Audi TT and headed for home.

The roads were very quiet and he relished the peace and quiet thinking that this time of the evening served him well for composing his blog.

The blue lights behind him served as an inconvenience as he realised that he was being pulled over by the police . Where can I find a road traffic lawyer at this time of night he thought and on Christmas eve of all nights. He reached for his iphone and did a search on twitter and sent a DM to @roadtrafficlaw.

Alas a reply to that DM would never come as he had never actually engaged with that fellow tweeter.

Tired and now weary he arrived back at his apartment and his mind wandered back to his blog and how he could make more money, after all that was why everyone used twitter and Blogs for ,was it not ?

He mulled over the next article in his mind too as he opened the door to his penthouse apartment and pinged on the microwave for a simple Morrison’s frozen dinner for one.

Taking his ipad3 with him to bed he settled down to scroll through the evenings tweets when to his surprise the ping of an alert broke the silence.

He had a DM.

It was the first DM of the day, in fact it was the first DM of the week and with trepid anticipation he clicked on it the message read.

@tweeterpast -
I am the ghost of Tweeters past.

That is very strange thought @Ebonezertweeter as he was not even following a @tweeterpast how could they send him a DM if he wasn’t following them

PING – another DM arrived.

I am the ghost of tweeters past and you must mend your ways @Ebonezertweeter for you have become a BAD TWEETER.

@tweeterpast said ,
you will receive 3 DMs before the night is out and you will be visited by 3 avatars.

Not scared @Ebonezertweeter promptly blocked @tweeterpast

He logged off twitter all together and promptly signed into linkedin instead.

His plasma TV mounted on the wall began to flicked and his blackberry , iphone5 and smartphone all began to vibrate.
On the screen of his 26 inch imac the words appeared via Hootsuite

Come with me @Ebonezertweeter and we shall visit the past.

The room transformed around him and he became aware of a young boy sitting in front of an old black and white tv.

The screen was black and across it a white dot was ping ponging , it was the old game he remembered from his childhood. At first he smiled, with a fond memory of playing it after watching crackerjack and news round.
Do you remember this game you played alone Eboneezer?

He could see the kids outside on their chopper bikes racing up and down and yet he sat alone playing ping and pong on his black and white set.

How sad thought @Eboneezertweeter – I had no one to play it with.

The room changed again and a solitary boy sat with again a screen in front of him .

The bleeps of the Sega mega drive echoed around the room as he watched the young chap blank out the world around him deep in concentration as to the conquering of the next round.

Again outside he saw children on roller skates and skate boards zooming up and down.

The room changed again and he saw the lecture halls at his University where he studied Law. Ah that had been the good days he thought.

All those friends, it would be impossible for the @tweeterpast ghost to scare or haunt him now.

There he was sitting in the front row with @legaleaglemhm and @Gavward and @Alistair_Sloan – Gosh it seemed like such a long time ago. How could this make him feel sad ?

Bleep Bleep , vibrate , vibrate the sounds of texts bouncing between the students was off-putting for @Ebonezertweeter

Poppycock! he thought scribbling furiously and trying not to wonder who they could be texting or why no-one sent him a text.

OK, Ok he typed as a reply on his twitter stream- so perhaps I wasn’t very popular, I was a solitary tweeter in all shapes and forms now return me to my bed I need to charge my iphone.

At that he noticed the room around him return to normal and he felt the cold floor beneath his feet.

Shaking his head and plugging in his charger he thought that a cold beer might do the trick and shake off this horrible waking dream he was having.

As he lifted the beer from the fridge he heard his blackberry vibrate.

Oh, his spirits lifted perhaps someone has RT his tweet from earlier. He shuffled across the plush leather sofa and reached for the iphone.

A tweet had indeed been RT’d but he did not recall sending that one – It read ‘Merry Christmas’, he was puzzled.

Has someone been changing his tweets?

Did he not have copyright on his tweets .

Has my account been Hacked?

He frowned, this was not good he would make a note that he will write an email to @philip_Hannah to ask about his intellectual property rights subsisting in his tweets

Then the DM came, just as predicted.

@tweeterpresent the ghost of tweeters present appeared.

I am the ghost of tweeters present- come with me and see what is really happening on twitter just now it said.

@Ebonezertweeter watched again as the room transformed.

There were lots of people standing around chatting.

He screwed up his eyes to see if he could recognise them but he didn’t know anyone.

It was a tweetup.

They were all there @legaleaglemhm  @Brianinkster  @spacechelle @Alistair_Sloan @Charonqc @Lordsugar @Duncanbannatyne @Ladygaga

Chatting and laughing and telling their twitter stories. It looked like they were all in a secret club.

Why had he not been invited he thought.

@legaleaglemhm mentioned @ebonezertweeter by name and recalled stories that horrid fellow who never RT’s anything.

He doesn’t speak or tweet or reply, how rude. I’ve not listed him on any of my lists.
The others agreed nodding their heads whilst sipping their beverages.

The room morphed back into the solitary @Ebonezertweeter just a few days prior. Late night in the office with his tweetdeck open , his ipad on and his blackberry vibrating on his desk.

He gleefully scrolled down his list of following and hit the unfollow button pausing randomly only to block anyone that he remotely did not like.

It made him grin.

He liked to follow business people so he could suck all of their information without giving anything back. @gavward was his favourite.

He lurked in the shadows watching and reading the many links posted by @charonqc and @Brianinkster and revelled in the fact that he was too important to make time to reply to these tweeters.

The room changed again as @tweeterpresent the ghost of the now showed his loyal assistant @legaleaglemhm tucking in her littleuns for the evening and firing up her old blackberry to send some tweets for the company.

Her little cat ‘tiny Alfie’ lay poorly in the corner whimperingand she worried that she would not have enough money for a powercard the next day.

Still when she opened her twitter stream @Ebonezertweeter was shocked to her bleep , bleep, bleep, as all the replies and DM’s and RT flooded in.

He was puzzled, how did that happen. Do people actually reply to others? Did they really send DM’s?

The realisation started to sink in- ah , was it because he didn’t interact with them?
Was it because he had never interacted with anyone?

How selfish he thought.

A final tweet came form the @tweeterpresent the ghost of now
I will leave you now for the worst tweets , the ones of the future.

No , No, No he cried banging his keyboard furiously.

This cant be so ! he wept. I haven’t done anything wrong surely?

It’s what everyone does.

Just then an email landed in his intray- you have new tweets. You have a new follower.

You are now being followed by the future tweeters – no twitter account has at this time been set up and all that exists is the promise of what is to come.

Oh no he thought, how bad can this get.

He looked down at his ipad and ping a new tweet had been sent by @Highlandlawyer and it had been RT’d by @legaleaglemhm.and @TheFirmonline

It read

@Ebonezertweeter is dead – RT if you like this tweet.

His screen started to flash and bleep furiously, his 30 followers started to go down and the 14000 people he followed started to flicker. Every one on his twitter stream was RT ing it- It was going viral

@Ebonezertweeter is Dead

No, No, No, he shouted and hit the off button on all his devises.

He pulled the plug from his mac and PC and he jumped under the covers of his bed. The sun was just coming up as he realised it was the end of that horrible night on twitter.

Rushing to pull open his blinds he noticed a young man on his ipod with his earphone in just below on the street.

What day is it he shouted?

Looking up the lad replied ‘ why its Christmas day’

It’s not too late he thought rushing to switch on his blackberry, ipad, iphone , PC and Mac and logging on to twitter he beamed from ear to ear. I shall remedy this he thought.

Clicking on each of the people he followed he typed furiously @Ebonezertweeter– Good morning, how are you today?
 The first to reply was @Dogslovecouture -Woof Woof merry christmas returned

He composed DM after DM to each of the people he followed and thanked them for their wonderful tweets and then he sat and made a list and compose a wonder ff list recommending all the followers to everyone.

He sent a tweet that indeed go viral and that was @Ebonezertweeter Merry Christmas 2012 everyone.

Within seconds he saw all the DM’s, RT’s, replies flooding in and he smiled the biggest smile had every felt.

His followers started to go up rapidly from 5 to 50 to 500 to 15000 and be lunchtime he broke the 20000 limit he never thought was possible.

The best DM he sent that day was to his trusty and loyal assistant @legaleaglmhm and here is what is said

Merry Christmas your Brand new ipad3 is on your desk, have two weeks off and you now have a pay rise and buy some treats for your littleuns and tiny Alfi too.

For the rest of Christmas and beyond @Ebonezertweeter was a changed man and a changed tweeter.


I hope you have enjoyed this Tale of the Tweeters Christmas Carol
 If you have please reply, DM, and of course RT


It’s what makes us all good tweeters.

A very Merry Christmas 2013

And God Bless, us everyone

BE A GOOD TWEETER AND RT this x

@Legaleaglemhm aka Michelle L.Hynes

How to use TWITTER : Top Tips


Tis the tale of the Tweet just another hula hoop?

Ah: we see that little bird sign everywhere now.

People are tweeting,having tweetups, there are twegals, and yet one has to wonder if this micro-networking social media palava isn’t just an ego boasting,speed dating/marketing/advertising/cheap/waste of time or is it just another hula hoop, xylophone type passing phase?

I am not really one for the latest trends – my lil eagles aged 16 and 8 will tell you that they walks 3 steps in front of me when we go out embarrassed by my ‘cowboy boots’ (which I have in many different colours I must add) with my suit.

I don’t watch ANY soap operas, in fact I very rarely watch tv at all and I don’t buy a newspaper apart from staring at the ‘digger’ in the corner shop as I purchase my pint of milk of a morning (I do of course keep on the pulse of current affairs…..I will tell you how later)

I am perhaps, what some would call a tiny bit eccentric in my habits preferring to emerse myself in my kids, my books and law and if one was to predict where I might be on a weekend you would be right in saying that I can usually be found in a park with my kids or baking or drinking lattes n hazelnut.

I’m not in the market for a man or to sell anything and im pretty sure I have enough friends , family and colleagues to see me through my journey through life. I’ve got a job, career and I don’t need celebrity status or money.

I wonder then why this ‘twitter’ palava would appeal to me .

You see when I was a little girl around 20 months old a district nurse popped in to pay a visit to my mum who had just had another little baby and found me sitting on the floor writing short hand.

Yes, I had been copying my mums shorthand ( My mother was a Director and Company Secretary of a company and had been bringing her work up to date by attending to some shorthand whilst at home).

The district nurse took the piece of paper from this ‘baby’ and scrutinised it. She told my mother that she had never seen anything quite like it and returned in the following few days with two of her colleagues to see the work of this littleun who could copy shorthand before she was even two.

I found out very early on in life that I had a passion for learning.

Now as I sit contemplating why I like this thing called ‘twitter’ I have to remind you that to learn one has to have access to information.As a baby I was exposed to ‘shorthand’ and as a result learned very quickly how to do it.

Here is my top ten list of twitter uses to help you decide if like the hula hoop its a trendy passing phase or not.

1. Connecting with family ( All of my family are on it ) I learn all sorts about what my family are up to in their lives.

2. Accessing NEWS – even faster than it is printed.I learn whats happening in the world. Remember the Ashcloud folks

3. Accessing – opinion and REAL opinion from real people. I learn ‘how people think, and what they think’ – I’m human and im nosey.
4. Finding out WHATS on in Glasgow – I always like to visit a gallery when I can I learn where is good to go

5. Discussing politics – there are plenty of willing participants. I learn that some people should not be in politics.

6. Looking at Art – painting is one of my passions and twitter updates me on competitions and artists I learn to use my eyes in a different way.
7. Poetry– links to contemporary poetry published quicker than before.I learn to read poetry from another’s perspective.
8. On line quiz – actually i run this myself its a twitterquix just for fun. I learn new answers to questions I have never contemplated.
9.
Having a laugh- gosh some people are so funny on twitter that it often makes me chuckle just reading the tweets.
10. Learning new subjects – just like that baby placed before her mother with a pencil and pad I interacted with what I encountered and twitter lets me discover unchartered territories.

None of the above list relate specifically to my career or law but you will see that LEARNING is There in every one of my reasons for using twitter.

Just as Plato’s description of the people in the cave , watching images flickering on the wall and thinking that what they saw was life. When the door of the cave was opened and the light streamed in they were blinded by that light.They could not go back to the cave once they realised that what they had been seeing was only mere shadows of the real life.

I think that this ‘twitter palava ‘ has allowed ME access to information I could NEVER access before. History books are written subjectively from the view-point of the author.Yet tweets tell thousands of people’s perspectives at any moment of the day.

Twitter: is it a hula hoop, a xylophone or a passing phase? you decide but LEARNING is a continual process and anything that helps that is welcomed in my book.

Use Twitter for work, play and learning 🙂
TOP TIP – Communicate today the way we will in the future

Michelle L.Hynes
legaleaglemhm

A TOP Secret Guide for All New lawyers


A Secret Guide for All New lawyers
What you will wish you knew.

The life of a Law student is never easy. From day one you will be reading cases, planning arguments, learning advocacy skills and yet somewhere amidst the hours of reading in the library you will be expected to ‘market’ yourself.

What on earth does this mean?How Will I learn how to do this?Who will teach me ?

Surely as a law graduate you will be able to move swiftly from life as a student into the professional world of business equipped with all the skills you learn at University?
On graduation you will have:

A Degree ( Bachelor of Laws)

Great time management skills

The ability to work as a team.

The ability to critically analyse a set of facts.

The ability to find the law and apply it to the case at hand .

THIS IS IT ………………………..This is what will take you into the REAL world of law

WRONG.

There is something far amiss in this line of thinking.

Once you’ve handed back your gown and had the family photographs and the graduation celebration and once you have undertaken the Diploma in Legal Practice or PEAT1 or LPC – you will learn very quickly that YOU’VE MISSED SOMETHING.

YES- YOU HAVE MISSED SOMETHING THAT YOU NEEDED FROM THE FIRST DAY AT LAW SCHOOL

You will wish you could rewind your degree and go back to-day one because here is what you are not taught at Law school.

HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF and GET COMMERIAL REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE

I KNOW this because as I embark on the world of real law in the real world I look around me and see many law students who might have first class honours degrees but have focussed only on law for the last 5 years.

I want to give you a quick secret guide. Its my own tips that you can use from TODAY.

1. Set up a twitter account.
2. Link Twitter to your Facebook.
3. Set up a Linkedin Account.
4. Set up at least one blog – I have a few
5. Set up a Digg Account
6. Set up a YOUTUBE channel
7. Set up a Moviecom.tv channel
8. START connecting with lawyers ALL OVER THE WORLD.
9. Subscribe to on-line journals
10. Write for on-line journals
11. Talk to your Law Society
12. Enter Competitions
13. Join a mooting club and learn advocacy skills.
14. BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET
15. Google yourself –what do you find ? If you cant find you no one else will either.
16. Connect with other students around the world and learn HOW they study law.
17. BE an innovator in YOUR law school- get involved.
18. Write on areas of the law that interest you.
19. Make short video clips and post on your channels
20. Network both on-line and real life – Take every opportunity to meet lawyers.
21. Talk to people you know who might one day become your clients – what do they want from a lawyer and listen, really listen.

GET COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE NOW – Don’t wait for your training contract.

You will not learn any of these things at LAW school. No one will show you how to do it until you find your self hunting for a traineeship and realise that if you had started 5 years ago you might have had a better chance.

I will be posting tips on all of these topics to help.

Do it and start today – It’s YOUR career.
You can reach me by email legaleaglehynes@yahoo.co.uk
On twitter legaleaglemhm

Twitter for Lawyers : legaleaglemhm’s guide


Law Students
10 easy steps How to use twitter for Law.

Ok, so you have probably heard about twitter.
You might even have a twitter account and follow celebrities I know I did 3 years ago.
Let me tell you why I started using twitter.

One evening as I was sat around the table with my family chatting with @kevoneil and @Gillianoneil owners and visionaries of www.moviecom.tv the conversation turned to a new social network and they both raved and I mean Raved about twitter.

It was very infectious and I headed straight home to have a look.

I set up my first twitter account @legaleaglehynes and I followed Nasa and the space station and a bunch of celebrities and used it primarily to pass the time whilst I was researching my dissertation.

I was in 4th year of my LL.B Honours year at the University of Glasgow.

My dissertation was on the topic of Double Jeopardy and I was researching other jurisdictions such as Canada and Finland and looking at the roots of historical reform dating back to 2500BC.

Suddenly in a flash I thought ‘Hey other people might be on this twitter thing who can offer me help in other jurisdictions’.

Typing like mad I entered a search – Law and wow up popped lawyers. Great I thought and clicked follow. Every day I would search legal history ,double jeopardy,legal research, solicitors,law reform into searches and more and more appeared.

Then I realised that the ‘law’ people I followed would actually follow me back.

I started to follow law schools, law students and hey presto legal research bounced off the page.

Ok so I now had followers and I had a bunch of people who I was following and from there I gathered legal research for my dissertation. Now in 2009 there were not many law firms actually using twitter so the links were not as frequent as now.

I kept the @legaleaglehynes account until April 2010 when I decided to start a brand new account focussing on building on my initial twitter skills I had learned.
@legaleaglemhm was born. I now have over 4800 followers .

Here are some tips for you if you are a law student and want to start using twitter TODAY.

1. Set up an account either in your own name or in the name of something ‘legalish’.

2. Do a search for ‘law,legal,law schools,whatever area of law your interested in.

3. Follow legals – you would like to either a) engage with /speak to /ask a question or if you are interested in what they might be talking about.

4. Dont just listen – when you see a tweet , respond to it, add your opinion.
5. If you like a tweet or think that your followers might be interested Retweet it.
6 Set up your own list – Top tweeters, criminal lawyers,commercial lawyers etc
7. Remember a good Bio will have a link to your blog. (set up a blog – wordpress is good but there are many)

8. Keep it real – if you intend to use the internet remember that everything is kept permanently on record.It can be a double-edged sword.
9.Have a look at people on twitter you like engaging with and look at who they follow – follow them too.

10. Its easy and if you get stuck – just post a tweet saying Help how do you …….. someone will be there and will reply.

Join Linked in too and then you can validate your twitter profile. Many people on twitter are un checkable , you can verify them if they have a Linkedin account and the groups on Linkedin mean you can have more fuller discussions
If you need any further advise or help then you can drop me an email at legaleaglehynes@yahoo.co.uk or tweet me at @legaleaglemhm – Happy tweeting folks.
Here is a list of things lawyers are using twitter for :Communicating new skills for students and trainees
Discussing law
Legal education
Reputation building
Finding a law school
Recruiting new law students
Asking legal questions
Socializing
Peer learning
Discussing legislation
Making referrals
Obtaining subscribers
Advertising
Accessing legislation
Communicating with client
Obtaining funding
Securing traineeship
Letting off steam
Recruiting a new partner for firm
Blawging
Connecting with colleagues
Promoting charitable events
Motivating staff
Marketing
Providing ‘access to justice’
Collaboration across jurisdiction
Voicing one’s own opinion
Accessing global news
Accessing on-line journals
Engaging
Finding Experts
Creating a ‘future’ of law
Discussing ‘The Bar’
Finding a Devil master
Finding a pupilage
discussing techniques of practice
exchanging views
sharing News
getting tips for traineeship interviews
links for blawgs
sharing ‘mooting’ tips
learning how to use ‘twitter’
learning how to use Linkedin and facebook

As you move through your career from being a Law student to joining the profession you will find that the connections you make are really important. Don’t leave it till you graduate , do it now.

WARNING : TWITTER IS ADDICTIVE
Michelle Hynes LL.B (Hons)
@legaleaglemhm

Legaleaglemhm’s TOP LIST :Top 50 Ways to use twitter Can You Add To The List?


Top 50 Ways Lawyers are using twitter – can you add to the list
What are ‘Lawyers’ really using twitter for?
Twitter; we know it’s there and we use it (each of us differently) but what trends are forming and how is the profession using it for business and for ‘law’?

Marketers tell us how to ‘check our companies social media policy’ and how to ‘gain followers’ and how to ‘communicate’ but what exactly are lawyers using twitter for.
As there does not seem to be a definition of ‘lawyer’ available I use the term ‘Lawyer’ in the loosest form of the word gathering into this group law students, jurists, writers of legal commentary ,practitioners, solicitors, advocates and barristers together with legal publications and paralegals. In fact, anyone who works in the legal field.

Here is a list of a 50 plus activities currently being undertaken by ‘Lawyers’ on twitter.

Communicating new skills for students and trainees
Discussing law
Legal education
Reputation building
Finding a law school
Recruiting new law students
Asking legal questions
Socializing
Peer learning
Discussing legislation
Making referrals
Obtaining subscribers
Advertising
Accessing legislation
Communicating with client
Obtaining funding
Securing traineeship
Letting off steam
Recruiting a new partner for firm
Blawging
Connecting with colleagues
Promoting charitable events
Motivating staff
Marketing
Providing ‘access to justice’
Collaboration across jurisdiction
Voicing one’s own opinion
Accessing global news
Accessing on-line journals
Engaging
Finding Experts
Creating a ‘future’ of law
Discussing ‘The Bar’
Finding a Devil master
Finding a pupilage
discussing techniques of practice
exchanging views
sharing News
getting tips for traineeship interviews
links for blawgs
sharing ‘mooting’ tips
learning how to use ‘twitter’
learning how to use Linkedin and facebook
event publicising
Defrosting cold cases
correcting Grammar
arranging tweetups
Debating issues
Finding a trainee
Researching Firms
CPD
Publishing research
procrastinating
helping insomia
personal branding
Showing Lawyers as ‘Humans’
I am happy to add your activities to this list please tweet me @legaleaglemhm or email legaleaglehynes@yahoo.co.uk
Copyright 2011 Michelle Hynes