We all have a love-hate relationship with social media. I have a lot of friends (or however you describe people to which I am connected on the various sites). As a result, I often times suffer from feed bankruptcy.
Many lawyers have come to understand that social media can be good for them from a business standpoint. More importantly, those that follow these lawyers have come to relied on their feeds as well.
But, here is a hint.
GET AN INBOX!!!
Just like you might yell "GET A ROOM" at a couple displaying a little too much affection in public, often times I witness too much personal discussion of legal issues on my Facebook and Twitter feeds.
It happens on listservs as well.
It might be described as something like initial-consult porn. Sometimes it is tantalizing to read, but you really should share the information with the World.
Often times I want to yell, "Hey, everyone can read this!".
Just like the lady who insisted on holding a conversation via the speaker function on her cell phone about her daughter's genital warts while waiting in line at the Post Office, I ask, do you not have any discretion?
And, do not think it cannot be harmful. I recently was referred a case in which a lady contacted a banker about how to collect a debt from a "deadbeat" they both knew despite the fact the "deadbeat" had filed bankruptcy. She did not use the private message system on Facebook but each carried on a conversation based upon the message originally posted by her on the banker's wall. Problem was, the so-called "deadbeat", who they also referred to by name, saw the entire conversation between the two, as did a couple hundred of the banks customers.
An inquiry starts out casual enough sometimes, but when it gets beyond niceties, I say, "GET AN INBOX!!!"