In my blog post “To Friend or Not to Friend — Social Media for Lawyers, Part 4: Twitter for Lawyers,” I explained what Twitter is, when and why you should Tweet and what the experts are saying about Twitter for attorneys. Since then, I have received a slew of e-mails, Tweets, followers and calls about social media and, in particular, Twitter.
So, if you’re just getting started or you’re already an avid user of Twitter, here is a list of some of my favorite Tweople to follow on Twitter. These are just some of the people who have something to say — and for purposes of this blog — they have something to say of value to those in the legal community using social media.
Caveat: This is just a partial list sorted in alphabetical order with each Twitterer’s self-proclaimed description in 140 characters or less. Since I currently follow more than 1,000 sources on Twitter, I highly encourage you to check them all out at @ginarubel. I tend to follow lawyers, legal marketers, social media experts, members of the media, business consultants and experts, best selling authors, legal service providers, people talking about life and business in Philadelphia, public relations and marketing experts and a few others in categories of particular interest to me.
@22twts: Helping lawyers tell their stories, one tweet at a time.
@ABAjournal: Continuous news updates from the United States’ most-read and most-respected legal affairs magazine and Web site.
@amlawdaily: The source for daily legal business news and analysis of leading law firms.
@aricpress: Aric Press is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer, an Incisive Media publication.
@barrettdavid: The LinkedIn Lawyer; solid content and links in all tweets mostly about social media with a few potential client referrals.
@lancegodard : International legal business development and marketing consultant. I help law firms grow and prosper.
@legalblogwatch: Blawgers Robert Ambrogi and Carolyn Elefant track, discuss and parse the latest developments in the legal blogosphere.
@mashable: The hottest Twitter news, Twitter tips and Twitter help. Plus, the best social media links around!
@mbeese: Leadership, biz dev and marketing consultant that works with lawyers and other professionals.
@michaelport: Bio father, friend, lover, revolutionary, big thinker … and best selling author.
@nancyfox: Business development; networking specialist and connector.
@nancymyrland: Professional marketing adviser: Are you ready to grow?
@neenjames: International productivity expert.
@philacourts: Philadelphia court news.
@taxgirl: Mom, tax lawyer, coffee drinker, manic blogger, iPod addict — not a sleeper.
@thelegalintel: The Legal Intelligencer is the nation’s oldest daily legal newspaper.
Some other articles that may interest you on who lawyers should follow on Twitter include:
• David Barrett’s 10 People All Lawyers Should Follow on Twitter;
• Social Media Fish’s Who to Follow on Twitter for Social Media & SEO Tips; and
• there is a blog dedicated to the top “Follow on Twitter Lists” that claims to highlight the top lists of who to follow on Twitter, in order of Google PageRank.
Another tip for following on Twitter is that every Friday, you can also Tweet using the “hashtag” #followfriday and then add those people you think others should follow on Twitter. It is a great way of sharing resources with your followers. Then, take a look at the “Trending Topics” on the right hand side of your Twitter homepage and check out who others are recommending for #followfriday.
Gina F. Rubel is president and CEO of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., a public relations and marketing agency located outside of Philadelphia.
This article first appeared on The Legal Intelligencer Blog.