Kevin O'Keefe kicked off an interesting discussion about Twitter this week in a post on his blog, Real Lawyers Have Blogs. O'Keefe argued that "your identity of record for now is your Twitter handle," and gave numerous examples of how he uses people's Twitter handles to identify them in his own blog posts, give credit to authors and otherwise acknowledge them online. O'Keefe says that this is important to him because he is trying to build relationships with people, not just have a "one-way street" where he is doing only the talking or only the listening. O'Keefe specifically urged lawyers to "get your Twitter handle out there. Itís how I and many others will identify you when we want to cite you, on or off Twitter. Itís also how your target audience can get to know you and begin to trust you.... Youíve got to have one." On the Futurelawyer blog, Richard Georges agreed with O'Keefe's post and took it even further: If you aren't engaged, as a lawyer, with Social Media; especially Twitter and Google+, you are like a lawyer in 1980 without a telephone number. I am @rickgeorges on Twitter and +Richard Georges on Google+. Just as a...

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