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  • In the past three months, Facebook has added nearly a half a million users a day
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    • 1. Getting Social Social media in the Courtroom Laura Click, Public Information Officer Tennessee Supreme Court
    • 2. What is social media?
      • Internet applications used to
      • communicate & interact
    • 3. Social media is…
    • 4. Why is social media important?
      • Social networking is now the most popular online activity for Americans…
      It’s now ahead of e-mail Nielsen, August 2010
    • 5. Why is social media important? > More than 800 million people use Facebook, which is greater than the entire North American population. Facebook, October 2011
    • 6. Why is social media important?
      • There are more than 185 million blogs worldwide,
      > but only 10,000 newspapers worldwide.
    • 7. Why is social media important? > Twitter has more than 100 million active users, which is more than the populations of California, Texas and New York combined.
    • 8. Why is social media important?
      • 45 hours of video is uploaded on YouTube EVERY minute
      YouTube, October 2011
    • 9. Meanwhile…
      • U.S. Newspaper circulation is down
      • nearly 9 percent since last year
      Audit Bureau of Circulations, New York Times, April 2010
    • 10. Why should courts care?
      • PEOPLE ARE
      • TALKING ABOUT YOU
      • ONLINE!
    • 11. Attorneys are talking about you…
    • 12. Reporters are talking about you…
    • 13. Reporters are talking about your trials..
    • 14. People are talking about your trials…
    • 15. People are talking about your trials…
    • 16. Why should courts engage in social media?
      • Media monitoring
      • Media relations
      • Brand preservation
      • Transparency
      • Education
      • Awareness
      • Access
      • Crisis Communication
    • 17. Why Government Should Participate in Social Media
      • @JGoldsborough Help people better understand their story, the issues and get answers to the many questions that are out there.
      • @ cassie_holman Important for gov’t organizations to be reachable. Govt can use SM like any business would. Inform, connect, converse, listen, crisis communication.
    • 18. How would the media like the courts to use Twitter?
      • @christnemaddela: (twitter is a) great way to build sources, get ideas, stay in contact instantly
    • 19. Courts on Twitter
      • California Courts: @CalCourts
      • DC Courts : @DCCourtsInfo
      • Florida Courts: @FLCourts
      • Fulton Superior Court : @FultonCourtInfo
      • Illinois Courts : @illinoiscourts
      • Indiana Courts: @incourts
      • Michigan Courts : @CourtInfo
      • New Jersey Courts : @njcourts
      • New Hampshire Courts : @NHCourts
      • Pennsylvania Courts: @PACourts
      • Philadelphia Courts : @PhilaCourts
      • Tennessee Courts : @TNCourts
    • 20. Courts on Facebook
      • New Jersey Courts
      • Clark County Courts (Las Vegas)
      • Orange County Clerk of Courts
      • Superior Court of Fulton County
    • 21. Courts on YouTube
      • Indiana Supreme Court
      • New Jersey Courts
    • 22. Ways to Use Social Media
      • Distribute press releases
      • Share reminders about scheduling (i.e. start times, recess, etc.)
      • Post links to case materials, opinions & resources
      • Post dockets
      • Courtroom updates
      • Answer questions
      • Share educational videos about the courts
      • Post photos of judges, events, courthouses, etc.

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