'KM is concerned with how legal professionals share documents and use communication tools like blogs, wikis and e-mail, all of which are irrelevant to ontologies. Taxonomies do not appear to require an ontology’s logical facilities. In contrast to KM and taxonomies, legal ontologies have not been widely discussed among legal professionals, albeit they have long been discussed among researchers in artificial intelligence and law (cf.
Gina F. Rubel Esq. is President and CEO of Furia Rubel Communications Inc. In a recent blogpost on Law.com, she commented that 'whilst there are many benefits to social media engagement if used and managed properly, it can also be very important to understand your firm's corporate culture and whether it maintains a social media policy.'
Legal implications and best practice when using social media
Before you launch social media assets to your website, make sure you have thought about the legal aspects. While many social media tools are useful, they sometimes solicit personal details or user generated content. Managing these details can be straightforward as long as you must make clear to your users what you are and are not responsible for.
Make sure you have the following on your site: