Monday, September 19, 2011

Canada’s Top Legal Social Media Influencers

The most recent issue of The Lawyers Weekly lists The 24: Canada’s top legal social media influencers:
"With so many participants in this now-emergent field, it’s natural to ask: who are the leaders? Where should we turn to find the most important and influential social media users in the profession, the trailblazers who aren’t just on social media, but who are using it to make an impact on lawyers and the legal profession worldwide? (...)"

"From there, we applied a series of criteria, some based on metrics and others not:
  • Whether the person blogs, and if so, for how long s/he has been blogging, how widely read the blog is and how well it scores on measures such as Google’s PageRank.
  • Whether the person is on Twitter, and if so, how much they’ve tweeted, how often they tweet and what their followers-to-follows ratio is (the higher, the better).
  • What the person’s Klout score is, a measure based on a Twitter account’s frequency, reach and influence.
  • Our own sense of the impact the person has had and continues to have through social media on the Canadian legal profession."
Among the list are a few people from the law library world:
  • David Whelan, Manager, Legal Information, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto (includes responsibility for the Great Library)
  • Shaunna Mireau, Director of Knowledge Management and Libraries at Field Law, Edmonton
  • Steve Matthews, Stem Legal Web Enterprises, Vancouver

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:50 pm


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