|The Berkman Presentation|
The Questions *no mics for audience*
A law blog addressing the foci of 3 intrepid law geeks, specializing in
their respective fields of knowledge management, internet marketing
and library sciences, melding together to form the Dynamic Trio.
|The Berkman Presentation|
The Questions *no mics for audience*
|The UStream or Twazzup Model|
Twitter Search w/Trending Words
Speaker Info (I'm not sure this really works!)
Links that people are Tweeting
Questions from the Audience (notice the mic!)
Ads!! (Hey, UStream has to make money, right?)
So, reading Seth Godin’s blog recently I came across a new Twttrlist tool via Squidoo. Having used a Squidoo lens site while writing my MBA dissertation on Virtual Worlds, I was familiar with the site and the technology to some extent and curious as to how this would work with building a more permanent list of favorite Tweets.
I asked the Geeks for a review – and walked right in to another guest blog spot. Fortunately, this app is pretty user friendly, so even a part-time Geek like myself could figure it out and set up a simple demo in about 30 minutes. I opted to use a Geek test subject and create a quick list of some of my favorite Tweets from, or about, @glambert.
To make things more interesting, the Twttrlist folks are in the process of giving away some Kindles to promote their app. http://www.squidoo.com/twttrlist-win-a-kindle
On with the review. The concept is simple enough: do a search on a Twitter name, hashtag topic, or keyword of your choice. From the search results, Add the Tweets you want to file in the permanent list, which should appear under My List. When you are done adding Tweets, click Done Adding (one thing I like about Squidoo is their sense of humor about editing tools and functionality - I was loading the page to make some edits and it said, “Drum roll please…”).
One immediate drawback I noticed, it looks like you are only allowed to search back about a week on the initial list creation (once your lens is created, you can add older Tweets, but this isn’t explained anywhere on the creation site).
After you have your list, you must allow the app to access your Twitter account. After this, you are prompted to select a category for your list (somewhat limited here – the closest category they had to Law was Business), and add keywords about the list. The keywords seem picky – or there’s a hang up when you go to create your list – as it seems to only accept one keyword. To make matters worse, it will use your keyword to create your lens title. “Best of ______ on Twitter”. I initially used “law” as the keyword and then had to go in and change the title once my lens was created.
Obviously, you must have a Squidoo account (lensmaster) or create one to set up a Twttrlist, but there is no charge for this.
Once your lens is created, you can edit it to add additional Tweets to the list, bio info about yourself, photos, and so on. You can also add your own Tweet feed at the bottom of the list – or create a “best of” list of your feeds for promo. You can add tags to make your lens easier to find in searches.
And here you have it…the best of (some of) glambert! http://www.squidoo.com/bestofglambertontwitter
(T + Q(dm)) /Q(dm) = Quickness of Your Direct Message Back to me150) = First 150 Direct MessagesOL = On the List!!
I'll tell ya, I'm pretty fed up with all of these law firm marketers (especially the consultants!) who are self-proclaimed social media "experts" but who contribute little value, if any, to the community and the conversation. My CMO asked me "I don't understand twitter, what's the ROI?" and I could only answer, "Just your time. You get what you put in." And I think that's exactly what some people get. Nothin. No, you cannot make a quick buck doing this stuff - blogging, twittering, etc - but you can establish yourself as an expert, you can learn and share information, and, yes, you can connect with your clients. Is it an overnight, magic-bullet? No. Does it still work? Absolutely.
All of the athletes of a Division 1 University took a "History of the Bible" course in the Fall semester of their Senior year. The course was pretty simple and the professor never took roll. But more importantly, the only grade in the class was from the final exam and the prof always gave the same question on the final exam. "Explain why Moses was chosen to lead Israel out of slavery and give them God's Law."
Unfortunately for a group of athletes, the professor decided to change the final exam this semester. This time the question was "Critique Jesus' Sermon on the Mount."
One very creative athlete found a way around this dilemma by giving the following answer:
"Who am I to criticize the Lord?? Therefore, let me explain why Moses was chosen to lead Israel out of slavery and give them God's law...."
Firm Name: Jackson WalkerArticle Title: OIG gets enhanced funding for increased enforcement in health careURL: http://bit.ly/VjK8y
- The Economic Stimulus bill gave the Office of the Inspector General nearly 30 billion dollars simply for increasing oversight over health service and care providers.
- The stimulus plan also gives Inspector Generals the right to review any contracts or grants given through stimulus money.
- The Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 is another piece of legislature aimed at increasing the independent authority of the inspector general and increasing the efficiency of the OIG in oversight over healthcare organizations.
- OIG data shows that for every $1 the govt provides in funding, it recovers $17. The amount recovered in 2009 is already greater than the amount recovered in 2008. This means that we must expect increased OIG funding and oversight.
Firm Name: Kilpatrick Stockton LLPArticle Title: What must your healthcare organization do (if anything) to protect against patient identity theft?URL: http://bit.ly/Rm9Y8
- Healthcare organizations must be in compliance with the Red Flag Rules of the Federal Trade Comission and are to create a Identity Theft Protection Program
- Mandatory compliance with the Red Flag Rules is due in part because Healthcare organizations are both creditors and they have charged accounts, the two requirements under teh FTC to be under the Red Flag Rules.
- By August 1, 2009, Healthcare organizations must have a Identity Theft Program in place in order to deal with issues such as payment transactions, consumer reports security as well instituional procedures to identify and reduce the chances of identity theft.
- This Identity theft program will require the approval and involvment of the board of directors, will require that workers in the organization be trained in aspects of identity theft, and have transparent relations with outside service providers.
Firm Name: Dorsey & WhitneyArticle Title: Take precautions now to prepare for Influenza A type H1N1 (formerly `swine flu`)URL: http://bit.ly/fPtZj
- With the threat of a disease such as Influenza A type H1N1, businesses should have a plan in place in case it affects its employees.
- A specific emergency plan should be put in place in case the disease strikes, focusing on such issues as chain-of-command.
- It is important to have open communication with employees via non-traditional means to track any cases of the disease that are reported.
- Attendance policies and sick-day procedures should also be reviewed so that employees who might be sick have options.
- Perhaps the most important way to prevent the spread of Influenza A type H1N1 is through education; everyone should be well informed.
Firm Name: Finnegan HendersonArticle Title: Federal Circuit affirms award of attorneys` fees for litigation misconductURL: http://bit.ly/QSUwv
- Case is a medical device patent-infringement suit (spikes) between two medical supply companies, ICU and Alaris
- ICU has repeatedly and variously claimed infringement in the use of specific spikes by Alaris, each time being rejected
- Court found that ICU failed to disclose and specify between tubes and spikes in their cases
- Court ruled against ICU and awarded attorney's fees for Alaris for those portions related to spike claims
- Under The Supreme Court 9th Circuit precedent, the awards held up during a final appeal
- [comment from MTurker] This was a very challenging one---I spent a good deal of time on it, and did my best. I hope it's good enough!
Firm Name: Fulbright & JaworskiArticle Title: FTC Delays Enforcement of Red Flags Rule Until August 1, 2009URL: http://bit.ly/5QfgX
- Cutting Medicare spending will take a lot of "new offices and positions." I'll bet his "Office of Spending Oversight" will need 500 new expensive "experts."
- Increasing a budget by $1.7 billion to find Medicare and Medicaid fraud abuse is abuse to the American public.
- Allocating $311 billion to physicians over the next 10 years will not cut cost of services. Doctors are not going to make less money, so services will be cut.
- Making subcontrators liable for fraud will not work. Once care is given good or bad, it is almost impossible to track who is responsible for what.
- Work plans and every other Medicaid fraud prevention plant will only add more expense to the already over inflated budget.
Firm Name: King & SpaldingArticle Title: Obama Budget Proposal Includes $309 Billion in Medicare Medicaid Spending Cuts; $1.7 Billion Increase for Fraud ControlURL: http://bit.ly/q373f
- The US 2010 fiscal budget will increase spending in health and human services by more than 7% upto 879 billion dollars.
- There will be budget cuts in medicare and medicaid programs by 309 billion dollars in order to save for the healthcare reserve fund requirement of 634 billions dollars.
- A large proporion of the money going into this fund will be coming from competitive medicare bidding between hospitals and healthcare providers.
- The govt is also increasing the money it spents on identifying and preventing healthcare fraud, focusing 1.7 billion over the next five years in order to save 2.5 billion in fraud losses.
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