The UK’s Top Legal Tweeters in October 2011: A personal view

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  • I'm still undecided about Twitter as a means of legal debate, for the sole reason of the limit in characters. If you want to make a decent point, you will always have to cut out words/characters which inevitably limits clarity of expression. But as I say I'm undecided - if you've had a geniuine and intelligent legal debate on Twitter please say how!

    I've preferred having debates on our Law Think blog via the comments section (e.g. http://www.lawthink.co.uk/2011/03/ecj-ruling-car-insurance-discrimination/ ) - this then actually allows some expression without any character limit.

    But if you want to prove us wrong we are at @lawthinkuk (1,594 followers) ;)

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  • David is too modest, obviously, to mention that he has over 18,000 followers!

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  • I think a list of top legal tweeters is not complete without the inclusion of the author who seems to have forgotten about his 18 and half thousand followers

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  • Completely pointless an utter rubbish. Start as you mean to go on Dave, there's a good boy.

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  • I have added an addendum to this post at Jack of Kent, just for those who take it too seriously

    http://jackofkent.blogspot.com/2011/10/top-legal-tweetersoh-dear.html

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  • Readers of this article should be aware that "a personal view" did not appear in the headline when originally published. This was added by The Lawyer after I published, on The Time Blawg:-

    http://thetimeblawg.com/2011/10/11/the-lawyer-excludes-scotland-and-top-twegals-from-uk-legal-twitter-list-twitteratigate2/

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  • Surely this is not purely about numbers, but about influence. That is, the people who are most influencial – as David alluded to in his article – do not necessarily have the largest followings….or for that matter the biggest bruised egos.

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  • What alot of pointless tosh

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  • The listing does mention the most influential voices in legal matters as far as the media in general is concerned, however, a great following does not mean great content. There are a number of new twitter users who have less of a follower base but have almost singlehandedly created much buzz amongst the younger users. I would like to add the names of @legalaware to the above as well as @legalbizzle. One of the most comprehensive legal posters from October to December would be the account maintained by @thelawmap focusing on all aspects of UK law and major legal issues across the world. The daily database of law news created by these tweeters often provide a complete picture of what had happened in a day within the legal sector. I enjoy the personalised comments by @TooManyBlueys and the left-leaning tweets from @Liza_Harding very much. These two are great weekend tweeters as well. Although at present I have found myself harking back to full tweets page of @TheLawMap for more of an instant and quick access to what is going on in law. What must be noted in the case of some of these tweeters is that they seem to post legal news items before they have been reported elsewhere! Perhaps that is the wonder of social media!

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  • oh dear. Name dropping alert.

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  • Might as well be called people @davidallengreen interacts with on Twitter who have more than 3000 followers. Not wholly pointless but verging on

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  • Hey,
    Thanks! Great post you have written on "The UK’s Top Legal Tweeters in October 2011: A personal view".Really I can say that your post is very informative, I'll come across your blog again when you will update it with new.

    Nelson
    http://www.jrlaw.org/

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