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Social Media of 2015

Nov
25
 

Social Media 2015

 

Earlier this month we polled members of our LSNTAP mailing list to see what new things people doing with social media. Setting up a social media account takes a significant amount of time and effort, and to do it on top of all our other work is impressive so I would like to recognize everyone who has done so. In addition to recognizing all the work done I’ll be giving a few thoughts on the work people have done, if you want to get a bit more in depth on the subject check out our blog post We Like It.

 

Twitter

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Georgia Legal Services Program

Self-Representation Litigation Network

Legal Services of New Jersey

New Mexico Legal Aid

Texas Access to Justice Foundation

 

I am impressed with these twitter accounts. They all have functional layouts and actively posting and reposting content. I’d especially like to highlight Pine Tree for participating in the #GivingThanks campaign.

 

YouTube

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Videos

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Self-Representation Litigation Network

Equip for Equality

Legal Services of New Jersey

Texas Law Help

 

Here we can use a little more work. It’s understandable that it’s much easier to shoot out a tweet than record, edit, and upload a video but to utilize YouTube as a social media platform and not just a repository for videos you need to be uploading videos somewhat regularly. Legal Services of New Jersey has done a good job of having a steady stream of posting. In addition I’d also like to point out their thumbnail choice, They either are using good headshots of the subject or something that clearly explains what the video is.

 

Two easy little tips to make sure you are paying attention to, make sure you have a custom URL and make sure comments are enabled on your videos. The URL is a little thing but it is an easy way to make your channel a little more attractive and easier to find. Open comments are to allow there to be the possibility of some interaction between people, the social part of social media. Comments should only be turned off for videos where the comments get so out of control normal moderation isn’t enough, given we have a hard time getting anyone to comment at all that isn’t an issue.

 

Facebook

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New Mexico Legal Aid

Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Georgia Legal Services Program

Legal Services of New Jersey

Texas Access to Justice Foundation

 

These Facebook pages are all pretty good, frequent updates and lots of pictures. New Mexico Legal Aid deserves special mention because not only do they have a map and phone number available they also their hours of operation.

 

Instagram

Georgia Legal Services Program

 

Instagram is a bit like Twitter where it takes some time to get things started. Right now most of the content is only a week old, hopefully it will get some traction with some more time to post and participate in the instagram community.

 

LinkedIn

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

 

It’s interesting to see LinkedIn getting used like Facebook, there isn’t a lot of data on how valuable a LinkedIn audience is so I’m interested in learning more about what they have gotten out of it.