It's a funny old world...

...would be a great title for a blog post and would tie in nicely with the title of this article (It's a web 2.0 world) from the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland so I'll think I run with it..geddit? Run with it...Running Librarian...

Anyway this is a useful if slightly basic, at least initially, look at how pervasive Web 2.0 technologies are the opportunities and risks it poses for anyone uses it. Once part the introduction to Web 2.0 technologies the article goes on to discuss some of the "pitfalls" associated with using Web 2.0 from disclosure of confidential information.

The oldest chestnut of them all is of course "lost employee productivity" the problem with this argument is that if people weren't looking at Facebook or MySpace or Twitter, they would be doing something else to waste time, be that having a cigarette break, having a chat with a colleague, playing a game online, you name it.

Thankfully the article also spends some time discussing the opportunities offered by Web 2.0 technologies, which includes, "the interaction offered by social networking sites" like Facebook and LinkedIn and "cost effective options for training of employees" overall quite a positive spin on the use of Web 2.0 technologies by Law Firms and as the author suggests, they are "Here to stay"