How I visited LegalTech without being there physically (OR: How YOU can attend LegalTech even if you are physically not there)

by 04g7F1nl02 on February 6, 2009 · 5 comments

in social media for lawyers,Web 2.0

Today was LegalTech’s 1st day and I couldn’t be there as had to attend a mandatory training session. Though frustrated and annoyed, I ended up enjoying the 1st day very much: I got a lot of information, learned about hot topics of industry, heard keynote main messages, and even participated in a session – and I was miles away from actual event.

And no, I did not use Star Trek’s Beam to transport myself. I used Twitter.

I can give you a whole description here about how and what Twitter legal community tweeted about, but how about checking it yourself:

The one session to exemplify to power of Twitter was “What is Twitter and How do I use it”, during which @bobambrogi tweeted discussion and questions from the panel into Twitter, getting Tweeple’s feedback – especially from people that couldn’t be there.

I was in training, miles away, and could still [using TweetDeck] monitor, listen, participate in the event. I was tuning in and out of the Twitter Conference, absorbing as much – or as little – as I chose to.

It is inspiring to see how a tool like Twitter gives one the ability to ‘split your mind’ and absorb information. It is community participation leading to knowledge sharing at it’s most highest level.

If you can’t physically attend LegalTech just download TweetDeck, create a filter for #LTNY (do a search for the term, the Deck will save it for you for as long as you want) – and just follow the conversation.

See you all tomorrow at the #LTNY Twitterverse!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

online stock trading guru wrote onJanuary 10, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so, Excellent post!

I’m Out! :)


MIchael Mintz wrote onMarch 11, 2009 at 12:21 am

Hey Alin, Thanks for the comment and link to this post – I did not attend this event, but would be interested in similar events in the future. TTYS, Mike


Alin Wagner-Lahmy wrote onFebruary 3, 2009 at 12:08 am

Thanks Both. I cannot wait until tomorrow’s sessions! see you there.


Doug Cornelius wrote onFebruary 2, 2009 at 7:53 pm
Cheryl McKinnon wrote onFebruary 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I am so glad that it was useful. I first discovered the value of conference twitter back at the Enterprise 2.0 show last june – loved that my colleagues who couldn’t be there were fully in the loop. Added selfish benefit is that all the tweets are now my notes for a blog post & trip report.


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