February 2011

Twitter is down – Head to Linkedin and Quora Instead?

February 26, 2011 Social Media

As the Twitter status site notes today on Saturday 26 February 2011, “Currently experiencing elevated error rates — You may experience some problems loading and with Twitter clients. We are aware of the problem and are taking action.”

This is rather annoying as I no longer have my favourite place to vent my service complaints. I’m thus turning to the blawg, linkedin and quora instead. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Google Search Going Social

February 25, 2011 Lawyers Who Tweet

Although founded back in 2009, Google has now launched major updates to its Social Search, which integrates information from Twitter, Flickr and Quora in searches.

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WardblawG’s Top 10 tips for law firms and lawyers on twitter

February 15, 2011 Lawyers Who Tweet

Below are my top 10 twitter tips for law firms and solicitors looking to get the most from twitter. There are many more detailed tips that could be shared, but for the firms and lawyers starting out or looking to improve their social media presence and capabilities to expand their professional network and develop more business, these should be an ideal starting point which should hopefully a love-love relationship with the social media world.

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WardblawG makes an appearance on Channel 4

February 13, 2011 Social Media

WardblawG’s twitter account made an appearance on Channel 4 on Saturday night, 12 February 2011.

Channel 4’s approach to social media is to be welcomed, encouraging use throughout the UK of both Twitter and Facebook to contribute to prime-time tv programmes. With tweeting becoming enabled from the UK courts, with certain important exceptions, we are slowly venturing into a golden age for social media, web 2.0 and law 2.0.

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The Laws of India 2.0: Indiablawg is now LIVE

February 13, 2011 Indian Law

Expert know-how and updates on Indian law are now available at Follow @WardblawG and @IndiablawG on twitter for further updates.

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WardblawG receives mention in The Law Society’s Journal

February 8, 2011 Obiter Dicta

Last month, we were mentioned in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland by Iain Nisbet of Govan Law Centre, who himself runs a Scots law blawg at Given that this website was created only in June 2010, this is to be considered a great achievement at what is still just the beginning of this blawg’s journey through the blawgosphere, alongside the other 10 great Scots blawggers mentioned and the blawgging world as a whole. The extract from the Journal Online is as follows:-

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Obiter Dicta: A horse, an owl and a hen party

February 6, 2011 Funny Laws

When I was a law student at the University of Glasgow, the professor who taught delict used to present a rather humerous slideshow during a five minute break in the middle of some lectures. As I believe comic relief is important with blogging, blawgging and life itself, I thought it would be pertinent to bring to your attention a couple of interesting stories I found from my adventures to some of the criminal blawgs of the United States.

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