Among other things, Twitter’s new #LISTS functionality is a terrific way to further expand your connections on the popular communications platform. I’ve been surfing friends’ lists – something akin to falling down a Twitter-fueled rabbit hole, finding interesting people to follow along the way.
As many of you know, I am partial to lists in the first place [see: Lawyers to Follow on Twitter and Lawyers & Law Firms on Facebook] and so, inevitably, I’ve decided to put together this new mini list of lists. Make what you will:
Five Great Legal Twitter Lists
1. IP Professionals II – at time of writing, 150 intellectual property professionals, put together by Estonian patent attorney Mikk Putk (@mikk_IPR). Mikk’s other patent-related lists are worth a visit, too.
2. Lawyers – created by @ParalegalSLO, a list of 500 lawyers of all stripe. Another good place to start if you’re jumping into the legal Twitter stream. And again, @ParalegalSLO also has a handful of other good lists.
4. Legal Technology – law librarian and all-around nice guy R. Richards (@richards1000) is curating a number of promising-looking legal Twitter lists. All worth monitoring, Legal Technology is a great place to start…
There’s nothing comprehensive or definitive to what I am curating here. Rather, its a start. And a small way to kickstart the fun of surfing someone else’s labyrinth of online friendship and influence.
Twitter lists are so new, their true value probably lies ahead and depends upon the third-party apps yet to be built. In the meantime, I’ll add lists to this index as the spirit moves – and please: suggest your favorites in a blog comment.
In terms of signal to noise ratio, I think Twitter just turned up the heat on the signal.