I think it is fair to say that beyond a small band of early adopters, Twitter has not yet become mainstream with lawyers. This is certainly true in the world of securities law, where Securities Docket’s running list of “Twitter Feeds for Securities Counsel” has been stuck at around 30 members for months.
Most Securities Docket readers, however, are already using Twitter whether they know it or not. That’s because the popular Securities Docket News Wire that streams updates on the front page of Securities Docket is itself a Twitter feed (the feed of @SecuritiesD). As Madge says in the old school Palmolive commercials, “You’re soaking in it” already!
Now Securities Docket is taking the benefits of Twitter to the next level for our readers, with the introduction of the beta version of the Securities Docket Exchange (“SDX”). The SDX, which has its permanent home here (there is also a link to the SDX near the search box in the upper right-hand corner of each page), benefits Securities Docket readers in two main ways:
1. For those who do not want to actively use Twitter but want to continue “soaking in it,” the SDX is a place where you can read news posted on Twitter that is relevant to securities litigation and SEC enforcement. Think of it as a Securities Docket News Wire on steroids, in that anyone in the world posting articles, comments, columns, or other news on Twitter that are relevant to these topics can tag it and have it appear on the SDX.
2. For those who are already on Twitter or who will soon be on Twitter, the SDX is place where you can have your own comments, thought-leadership or other securities/SEC litigation-related content collected and made available to Securities Docket’s 20,000+ readers/month. Just tag your Twitter posts with “#sdx” and they will instantly appear on the SDX. The more people who contribute, the more robust the content on the SDX will be.
Please visit the SDX and let us know your thoughts. Better yet, please just post them to Twitter with the tag #sdx and we’ll see them instantly!