For attorneys getting started with social media

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If you’re new to social media and you don’t know where to begin, Twitter is a good place to start. Why? For one thing, there are fewer things to do to get up and running. You choose a name, fill in a few blanks, and you’re good to go.

Another reason is that there are lot of other attorneys on Twitter, as well as people who connect with them. You can follow a few attorneys, watch what they do, listen to what they are are talking about, and get a sense for how things work. Some (many) of the people you follow will follow you back. All of sudden, you have people to talk to.

If you’ve been on Twitter for awhile and you’re ready to dip your toes into the power-user pool, this excellent article can help. You’ll learn about setting up lists, searching for people to connect with in your local market and finding information you can write or talk about. You’ll also learn how to connect with people and engage them in a conversation, which is why we’re on social media after all. And you’ll learn some of the requisite posting etiquette so you don’t embarrass yourself. (I’m just saying. . .).

Twitter is a lot more powerful than you might assume when you first start using it. It’s worth exploring some of the things it can do. It may not turn out to be your favorite social media hangout, but it’s a very good place to start.

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