The United States Supreme Court now disseminates information about its latest activities on Twitter.com. You can look at the latest Tweets — that is what they are called — at http://twitter.com/USSupremeCourt But you should really join Twitter — no fee, of course — to follow it by sms, on your cell phone, or a variety of other ways. (h/t EJB).
I remember the excitement with Project Hermes when the Court selected 20 odd news organizations to receive opinions as they are issued. Very worried about security, a Court employee downloaded the opinion from the Court’s main computer system to a floppy — I believe it was on of those really floppy five inch disks — disk and walked the disk to a group of PCs actually connected to the Internet. Times sure have changed.
If you are bored by the Court’s tweets, you can swing over to the National Debt Clock, at http://twitter.com/NationalDebt and watch as the National Debt increases. (Yes, those are Trillions of dollars, there. I understand the large display of the same information at Times Square doesn’t have sufficient digits to display the entire thing.)
And the SEC tweets, too. http://twitter.com/SEC_News
Tweets, btw, are limited to 140 characters so you can follow your favorites, easily.
OK! I’m probably too old for this stuff, but time for an article about Twitter and Facebook. (Almost a necessity for communications with your kids.) And LinkedIn and so forth. Coming to your favorite Legal Newspaper, soon. (And if yours doesn’t have it, ask the newspaper’s editor “Why Not?”