Monday, June 18, 2007

HumanLaw Blog Book

Pangloss is interested to discover a book in train via Wiki about aspects of blogging from (for once) a UK perspective. the excellent Naked Law people are doing the legal stuff: but I'm sure some of my readers might want to join in..

In other news, an unlikely segment of the User Generated Content world have just mounted yet another rebellion (cf AACS and Digg; LiveJournal and Strikethrough) - lawyers. After FaceBook was banned at Allen and Overy, the IT department was bombarded with complaints until they were forced to climb down.

Pangloss is not very surprised , following recent anecdotal discoveries that every respectable IT and law professional she knows appears to have joined FaceBook in the last month and a half. It is now officially CyberStalking 2.0 central (TM: Ian Brown). FB now seems to be becoming the first really major Web 2.0 site to transition from kiddy site full of tagged pictures of drunken debauchery, to grown up networking site essential for your everyday lawyer, banker or journalist. (One might argue that Second Life also vies for this title - but despite the discovery that it fuill of private islands hosting the creme de la creme of global capitalism, Pangloss still thinks its current interface is too crummy for world domination.)

More on this from myself and others at the SCL conference this Friday!

1 comment:

Peter said...

Thanks for the reference to "the book". Sorry I won't be able to see you at the conference but I'm hoping that one of our number will be there. Was hoping to meet you - think we exchanged emails through the excellent Mr Tom Steinberg a few years back.