TURN OFF YOUR IPAD? | How digital natives COULD impact the future of the legal profession

Boarding a flight between Montreal and Miami yesterday I overheard a mother tell her son, who looked no more than 3-years-old, “Turn off your iPad.” She suggested, gently, that he take a nap until we were up in the air, at which time he could sign into the American Airlines’ (please don’t become United Airlines, […]

The Semantic Web: Fantastic and a bit scary

Posted by on Sep 2, 2010 in Ideas, Technology, Web 3.0 | 4 Comments

The Semantic Web (call it Web 3.0 if you will) is both fantastic and, like most new technology, a bit scary: Do I really like the idea of every little move I make becoming data to be tagged and processed electronically? What if it ends up in the wrong hands?  And what to think of […]

Beyond social networking: The business of law

The social Web has revolutionized the way consumers are learning about their health related issues and choosing professionals. There is a strong correlation for law firms. It’s all about the GLUE. As Heather Milligan writes on the legal watercooler; the web enables Clients to get to know you before they ever meet you. The way […]

LinkedIn is the Greatest Directory Ever

Image via CrunchBase No question –Linkedin is a valuable service that enables people to expand their business networks beyond physical limitations. However, it’s even more fascinating when you realize that it is one of the most powerful, mega directory databases at your disposal; even surpasses Google and Yahoo! in several ways. In a 2008 interview […]

Taking Care of Business –Social Networking Style

If you are still questioning the effectiveness or the role of social networks in “real” business transactions, just ask some of the the 32 law firms that have made it to the next phase of FMC Technologies, Inc.‘s law firm challenge: Abbott Simses (a 16-lawyer firm in New Orleans) Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld […]

What revolution? Are we there yet?

I’m knee deep in trying to understand the next generation of Web applications -Web 3.0 -the giant global graph that links users, actions, knowlege and companies and etc.

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