LEARN MORE: Useful Social Media Resources

Volume 38 Number 1

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Books
Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read 2nd ed. by Scott McNulty A great book for beginners looking to get up to speed on creating and configuring a Word- Press blog. (Peachpit Press, 2010, 312 pages)

The Facebook guide for People over 50 by Paul McFedries Good practical advice on using Facebook for personal activities for the over 50 crowd (and younger people too). (Wiley, 2011, 336 pages)

Law Office Policy & Procedures Manual, Sixth edition by Howard I. Hatoff and Robert C. Wert A large collection of law office policies and procedures, including some technology use policies. (ABA LPM, 2011, 464 pages)

The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start your Business, Brand, and Job Search by Wayne Breitbarth A best seller that gives simple and practical advice on using LinkedIn. (Greenleaf, 2011, 176 pages)

Social Media for lawyers: the Next Frontier by Carolyn Elefant and Nicole Black Basic advice on how to use the main social media platforms in the legal practice setting. (ABA LPM, 2010, 200 pages)

Social Media Strategies for Professionals and their Firms: The Guide to Establishing Credibility and Accelerating Relationships by Michelle Golden Detailed information on what you need to do to start and grow a social media presence. (Wiley, 2010, 368 pages)

Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets 2nd ed. by Paul McFedries Everything you need to know about using Twitter. (Wiley, 2010, 288 pages)

The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue by Shama Kabani

Step-by-step Advice for the Beginner on Using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  (BenBella Books, 2010, 200 pages) 

Blogs
22 tweets by Lance Godard 22tweets.com Real-time Twitter inter- views with practicing lawyers who tweet.

The great Jakes blog greatjakes.com/blog A wide variety of Web-centric marketing advice for inter- mediate and advanced social media users.

inter alia by Tom Mighell General technology information and the Blawg of the Day high- lights a new legal blog inter-alia.net/blog each and every day.

lexBlog by Kevin o’Keefe kevin.lexblog.com Information on blogs and other technologies from an unabashed booster of legal blogs.

Marketing Profs blog marketingprofs.com For the more advanced user, selected articles on social media marketing.

Mashable  mashable.com One of the go-to sites for social media news and tips.

Social Media for law Firms by Samantha Collier socialmediaforlawfirms.com Practical advice for incorporating social media into law firm marketing strategies by a business development consultant.

Websites
The ABA Journal Blawg 100 abajournal.com/blawg100 An annual list of the best legal blogs as selected by the ABA Journal’s editors.

Canadian law Blogs list
lawBlogs.ca An open directory of Canadian law blogs.

How to Get the Most out of linkedin—10 Simple tips

simplyzesty.com/social-media/how-to- get-the-most-out-of-linkedin-10-sim-ple-tips A post on the Simply Zesty blog, this has 10 great videos that will teach you the basics setting up on LinkedIn.

Jaffe PR jaffepr.com PR consultancy has sample technology and social media use policies for law firms.

LinkedIn Learning Center learn.linkedin.com A good place to start as this site has a large collection of videos, user guides and pages describing particular features.

Lynda.com lynda.comOne of the best online learning sites on the Web and there are good video training sessions for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Word- Press. Very reasonably priced.

Social Media Guide for lawyers
meritas.org/Forumdocs/ SMguide2011w.pdf Good overview of social media tools and sample social media use policies in this free booklet. (40 pages)

Watch our keynote speaker and hear what attendees are saying on the ABA TECHSHOW YouTube Channel at youtube.com/abatechshow

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