Can internal social networks help law firms?

This is the question Lars Plougmann of Headshift is asked in this short (3 minute) video, filmed at the Legal IT show earlier this year.

Essentially internal "social networks" gives users more control and choice about the information they receive. For example rather then having emails sent to them, users can choose whether they want to subscribe to particular sources of information for example conflict checking emails, advertisements, annoucements etc* This can help users manage their time more effectively as they wont be managing emails to the same extent.

There are several other examples detailed by Lars in his post on the Headshift blog.

*These are not examples gives by Lars in his interview.