Video: RSS in Plain English
I'm surprised by the number of law bloggers who do not use or do not understand RSS feeds. Commoncraft has produced this great little video. As the Company states, "there are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don't. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don't know where to start." [JH]
Library of Congress Tackles Selecting Blogs to Archive
The Library of Congress is interested in preserving blog content because it is a potentially important record of our time for future generations. But as with other forms of digital data, LC can’t hope — and, really, doesn’t want — to save all of the content being published in blogs. Read more about it in Computerworld. [JH]
Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution
Collette Vogele and Mia Garlick's Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution deals with the legal implications of podcasting and vlogging (video-blogging). Building on a blogging resource guide recently published by EFF, this paper focuses on the issues specifically faced by individuals and entities publishing digital content on the web through podcast and video technology. The end result will be a practical guide to issue spotting and minimizing legal risks for publishing content through these methods.
Bar Exam Tips Blog
Mitch Rubinstein, editor of Adjunct Law Prof Blog, has located a blog entitled A Girl Walks Into The Bar Exam which is full of what appears to be useful bar examination tips and links. The writer took and passed the 2005 California Bar examination, but is keeping this Blog open as a public service. [JH]
Anthony Ciolli Sued or How Not to Use Web Communications to Get a Job
Last week I suggested that law students could blog to draw the attention of potential employers. Here's an example of what not to do.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that two female Yale Law School students have sued Anthony Ciolli, the former "chief educational director" of the online law student forum, AutoAdmit.com, and others who allegedly used pseudonyms and posted the students’ photos as well as defamatory and threatening remarks about them on the online law-school discussion forum. Here's a copy of the complaint. [JH]