Social Networking Sites Beat Porn in Internet Searches
Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography according to Bill Tancer, general manager of global research at Hitwise, who has analyzed information for over 10 million web users to reach his conclusion. Details at Porn passed over as Web users become social: author. [JH]
Is Your Life a Blur of Social Media and Web 2.0 Tools?
Aliza Sherman's life is. Check out her Web Worker Daily post about her daily routine. [JH]
Would Publius Be a Spammer?
The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down the state’s anti-spam law for violating the First Amendment because it bars anonymous transmission of political, religious and other speech protected by the First Amendment and fails to limit its restrictions to fraudulent or commercial e-mail or to unprotected speech such as defamation or obscenity. [Text of opinion] Writing for the court, Justice G. Steven Agee observed, "were the Federalist Papers just being published today via e-mail, that transmission by 'Publius' would violate the statute" because it bars anonymous transmissions. [JH]
New Practitioner Blogs
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog
Injury Attorney Robert Kreisman reports on current Personal Injury issues, news and events.
Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Miller & Zois report on current issues, news and events in Medical Malpractice.
Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog
Michigan Longterm Disability Lawyers at Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates discuss current issues, news and events in Disability Insurance.
Using Blogs to Highlight Law Firm Practice Areas
How Much is Your Blog Worth?
This blog is worth $16,936.20 according to this calculator. [JH]
New Family and Employment Law Blogs
New York Family Law Attorney Stephen Bilkis discusses current issues, news and events in Family Law.
Divorce Lawyers at Carton & Rudnick talk about current issues, news and events in Divorce Law.
New York Employment Attorney Blog
The Employment Lawyers at Gangemi Law Firm provide insight on current Employment Law issues, news and events.
EFF Launches Coders' Rights Project
From the website: "EFF's Coders' Rights Project protects programmers and developers engaged in cutting-edge exploration of technology in our world. Security and encryption researchers help build a safer future for all of us using digital technologies, yet too many legitimate researchers face serious legal challenges that prevent or inhibit their work. These challenges come from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and state computer crime laws, among others." Special Coders' Rights projects include reverse engineering and vulnerability testing and reporting. [JH]
New Criminal Law Blogs
Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog
Florida Criminal Lawyer William Ryan Moore provides insight on current issues, news and events in Criminal Law.
Criminal Defense Lawyer M. James Jenkins discusses current issues, news and events in Criminal Defense Law.
Georgia Criminal Defense Blog
Criminal Defense Lawyers at Conaway & Strickler elaborate on current issues, news and events in Criminal Defense Law.
New York Criminal Attorney Blog
The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Tilem & Campbell elaborate on current issues, news and events in Criminal Law.
Attorney Victor Orsatti of San Diego Law Center discusses current issues, news and events in Criminal Defense.
Free Wi-Fi Directory
The Wi-Fi-FreeSpot™ Directory is a listing of locations that offer Free Wi-Fi IN the US, Europe and other regions. In addition to US state-by-state listings there are several helpful specialty directories:
- Companies (like Panera Bread) with multiple locations with free Wi-Fi
- Hotel, Motel, Inn and Resort National and Regional Chains
- RV Parks and Campgrounds
- Vacation Rental Properties
Bookmark it! [JH]
Is self-linking a tear in the fabric of the web?
More often than not, web and blog publishers are linking to their own related stories on the same or related web properties instead of providing out-bound links. Topic pages like those found on CNN accomplishe this in search engine-like fashion. The objective, of course, is to keep readers on their sites instead of going to search engines for related information. But is this a tear in the fabric of the web? Tim O'Reilly thinks it is and in Is Linking to Yourself the Future of the Web? he offers two guidelines for anyone adopting this "link to myself" strategy:
- Ensure that no more than 50% of the links on any page are to yourself. (Even this number may be too high.)
- Ensure that the pages you create at those destinations are truly more valuable to your readers than any other external link you might provide.
LinkedIn, the Ultimate Rolodex in Social Networking Sites
Is LinkedIn too old school? According to Sarah Jane Tribble's New York Times article, The Social Network as a Career Safety Net, LinkedIn is intended to appeal to the 41-year-old white-collar professional with an income of $109,000 a year. It has more than 25 million members, and is adding new ones at the rate of 1.2 million a month — or about one new networker every two seconds The growth rate makes LinkedIn a hard to ignore phenomenon in social networking so perhaps the service isn't old school at all. [JH]
New Practitioner Blogs
Product Defect News And Advice Blog
Product Liability attorneys at Bisnar Chase report on current issues, news and events related to defective products.
San Diego Criminal Lawyer Blog
Stephen R. Brodsky writes about current issues, news and events pertaining to criminal defense.
The Business Litigation Lawyers at Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon elaborate on current legal issues, news and events in business.
20 New Web Projects to Change the World
Check out Donny Shaw's (Open Congress) list. [JH]
New Medical Malpractice Blogs
California Medical Malpractice Law Blog
Injury Lawyers at Bostwick, Peterson & Mitchell, LLP discuss current Personal Injury and Malpractice issues, news and events.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog
The Terry Law Firm, L.L.C. provides insight into current issues, news and events in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect.
Time for British Lawyers to Stake Their Claim in the Law Blogosphere
New Blogs from Self-Help Legal Publisher Nolo
Nolo's Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Blog
Nolo.com Authors Steve Elias and Albin Renauer break down bankruptcy law into plain English to answer your bankruptcy queries and concerns.
Family law attorney Emily Doskow' writes about the legal issues in marriage, adoption, parenting, divorce, child custody, and child support.
Nolo.com author Liza Weiman Hanks provides information you can really use about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, estate taxes, and probate court.
Nolo.com legal editors Alayna Schroeder, Ilona Bray, and Marcia Stewart have created this blog for anyone actively shopping for a home, still dreaming about homeownership, or who simply loves the world of real estate.
Lessons from the everyday experiences of employers and HR professionals on everything from hiring and firing to performance and discipline.
Nolo.com business legal author Anthony Mancuso writes about the pros and cons of LLCs and corporations and delves into the nitty gritty of the tax code as it affects these business ownership structures.
Nolo.com author Ilona Bray offers lots of ideas for raising money for your nonprofit â whether you're a staff member, board member, or volunteer â in a world where no one seems to have enough time to do all they'd like to, even for a good cause.
Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog
Nolo's intellectual property editor and author, Rich Stim discusses the ever-changing world of copyright, trademark and patent law.
Nolo.com editor Rich Stim looks at legal economics and the costs of representation and what does it really costs to balance the scales of justice.
Attorney and Nolo.com author Steve Elias looks at why the legal system doesn't help the average person and how to make the legal system more accessible to nonlawyers.
Extend Firefox 3 Contest Winners Great for Online Researchers
Mozilla Labs has announced the winners of its Extend Firefox 3. The three grand prize winners in the Best New Add-On go to (1) an open source tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping called Pencil; (2) Tagmarks, a one-click bookmark tagging add-on; and (3) HandyTag which provides a complete set of most relevant keywords in the bookmark’s edition panel.
Best Updated Add-on grand prize winners are (1) Read It Later which allows you to save pages of interest to read later, thereby eliminating the cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest; (2) TagSifter for browsing your bookmarks by their tags; and (3) Bookmark Previews which adds previews to the tooltips in the bookmarks sidebar.
See the Mozilla Labs blog post for download links. [JH]
The 2008 BlogWorld & New Media Expo
New Employment Law Blogs
Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog
The Employment attorneys at Buckley & Klein, LLP examines current issues, news and events in Employment Law.
Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog
The Workers' Compensation attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP talk about current issues, news and events in Workers' Compensation.
Employment Law attorneys at Schwartz & Perry LLP discuss about current issues, news and events in Employment Law.
New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog
Steven Siegler discusses current Employment Law issues, news and events.