LegalTech finished just 2 weeks ago, but its echoes are still vibrating through the legal websphere. The event was podcasted, tweeted, flickered, youtubed and blogged by the online legal community. In fact, the event spawned so much traffic in Twitter that the term ‘LegalTech’ was ranked #6 in Twitter search during the conference dates. The dialogue and impact on legal community is so strong that blogs, reviews and tweets are still buzzing all around it.
It is almost inescapable for one to express just how widely and deeply ‘web 2.0’ tools were used to document, share and experience the event. An Organic action of thousands of people that no one coordinated, planned or organized that resulted in a perfect collage of text, audio, video, pixels and even (gasp) ink.
The collaborative writing of a powerful community is demonstrated by Monica Bay who is now baking her LTNY experience into pixels and ink, asking for comments from all of us (deadline has, unfortunately, passed, but idea is superb!) http://commonscold.typepad.com/commonscold/2009/02/ltny-trendspotter.html
Lee Bryant just published a summary of the session he gave with Mary Abraham (a session I covered in previous posts) in SocialMediaToday including the actual presentation – 5 things every legal firm should know about web 2.0 http://www.socialmediatoday.com/SMC/72874
Without much ado, here’s where you need to go and what you need to read to be in the know, and join the (still fresh) experience, of LegalTech:
LegalTech on Twitter – The star of the show, Twitter, recorded and broadcasted the conference as well as allowed those who were not able to attend, to virtually attend the sessions, participate and get to know all other who had keen interest in conference, whether present physically or not. RocketMatter articulated the power of Twitter use in LTNY saying “We came to Legal Tech with a head start on some relationships we built via Twitter. It’s a beautiful thing – you get a sense for people via social media, so when you meet them in real life, you shake hands and pick up the conversation where you left off. For people who truly enjoy networking and getting to know other people, Twitter’s advance work adds a whole new dimension of richness to the experience.”
Legaltech on Youtube – start with Monica Bay interviewing for Incisive Media http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSi8c5iN9hA, Monica Bay hosted the very much talked about Twitter session, which had much participation coming from the Twitterverse.
Bob Ambrogi provided several sources and dedicated a couple of posts to ‘experience’ the LegalTech experience, if you weren’t there in flesh: “Even if you were not able to attend the just-concluded LegalTech 2009 show in New York, you can sample the sights and sounds thanks to various sources”
Law.com provides a detailed Blawg review of legaltech
Lawyerkm http://lawyerkm.wordpress.com/ gave a spot on coverage on all sessions he is attended.
I gave my two cents on attending LegalTech without physically being there (on the first day) http://www.martindale.com/blog/BlogComments.aspx?bid=25458&tid=213&ct=15.
Plus other posts to cover the three ‘web 2.0’ sessions that starred the second day of the conference in great detail.
And in a sense I enjoyed virtually attending LegalTech more than I did physically. I got more information, simultaneously, in real-time, from many directions. It could be just my odd personality which feels a lot more comfortable in browser based, pixels scented, spheres. Or, it could be that there is something in attending conferences virtually that makes it more exciting that in real life?
And you – did you enjoy the real life experience of seeing and hearing and meeting or the virtual one of simultaneous information streams and many voices?