How cool is this? A court on the cutting edge of social media technology? Although courts are not usually famous for their tech savvy or early adopter tendencies, the First Judicial District of Court of Pennsylvania has started posting updates or “tweets” to followers on Twitter. Law.com has the story here. Twitter, the micro-blogging tool that I have previously commented on and have wholeheartedly jumped headfirst into, is an efficient mechanism for fast and brief communication. Currently, the Court’s tweets are limited to the same information available in the “News and Announcements” section of its web page. The content may be expanded in the future as the Chief Deputy Court Commissioner has invited feedback from the legal community on how to improve access.
If you are not a “tweep”, never fear. The Court has you covered with SMS messaging, email alerts or other web applications. Quite forward thinking, if one were to ask me!