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If you're looking to stand out when marketing your firm online, consider video. More and more potential clients are turning to online video, particularly to YouTube, to learn about legal issues. The market for legal videos is huge: 20 percent of people research legal topics on YouTube.

While the bad lawyer commercial is a longstanding legal tradition, the bad lawyer online video shouldn't be. Here are some tips to help you bring your marketing into the video age like a pro.

If your firm doesn't have a blog, it's well in the minority. More than 80 percent of AmLaw 200 firms publish blogs. Some of them publish multiple ones. Fox Rothschild, for example, takes the Danielle Steele approach to publishing, putting out blog after blog after blog. The total now? Thirty nine.

For all the BigLaw blogs out there, though, more than a few have failed to adapt to mobile traffic. Not being mobile-friendly is costly, negatively affecting both views and search results. Here's what you can learn from their failures:

3 Things to Know About Divorcing Over Facebook

Ah, Facebook. The venerable social media giant is over ten years old now, making it just uncool enough for teenagers. It's still out there, though, and recent news suggests that Facebook and divorce are becoming more and more linked.

What's the deal with divorcing people over Facebook, anyway? And why a rise in divorces as there's been a rise in the use of Facebook? There's got to be something that Mark Zuckerburg isn't telling us.

What are all the hip tech kids talking about these days? It's no longer Snapchat or gossip apps like YikYak. It's not even Meerkat. The newest big news is Periscope, Twitter's just acquired mobile live streaming app. It's already signed up a million users in its first ten days.

Periscope allows you to watch live broadcasts as well as recently recorded videos. These videos can be public, available to all your Twitter followers, or private, allowing you to just invite your besties. Think of it as a mix of Internet video services like Youtube or Vine, and more person-to-person video communication, like Skype or FaceTime -- all channeled through Twitter.

So, will it be useful for your practice?

Once again, teenagers have been hit with child pornography charge after they, so wisely, posted a group sex video of themselves on Twitter. The kids were arrested and charged with distributing child pornography.

Let the stupidity of children be a reminder to us all, even those of us who are grown and at practice before the bar, your tweets can easily land you in hot water, even if they're not of child porn. Here's five other ways to avoid trouble on Twitter:

As you may have heard, pop star Taylor Swift recently bought TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. It's not a sign of a career change, though, it's simply good business. Swift and many others are taking proactive steps to snap up embarrassing domain names before anyone else can.

With the growing proliferation of Internet domains, websites have moved far beyond the .com's of yesteryear, making it easier than ever to create a demeaning or misleading URL. Should you follow Swift's lead and head off the domain trolls, before someone lays claim to YourName.Sucks?

Introducing Facebook at Work, So You Can Facebook ... at Work

Color us skeptical whenever a hip new social networking fad comes around. Remember Ello? So do we: At least we remember signing up, writing a story about it, and then never using it ever again. Between all the myriad social networks (and their core audiences), new networks have to more than just provide a place for you to say "hey" to your friends.

For its part, Facebook had to go all meta on us and create a new social network experience within its existing social network. Earlier this week, the company debuted its new product, "Facebook at Work," which could either be great, ominous, or confusing.

Sony Bullying Twitter Over Users' Posting of Hacked Documents

Boies' bluster is still blustery. And it may be having the opposite of the desired effect.

Last week, we told you about the letters noted litigator David Boies has sent on behalf of Sony to numerous media outlets. The letters basically threaten to rain down fire and brimstone upon anyone who reports on or posts information that was stolen in the big hack that has been the story in the news for the past few weeks.

Not content with challenging the freedom of the press, however, Boies has now moved on to a new target: Twitter and its users.

Court Makes Obvious Ruling: Cops Can Use Fake Social Media Accounts

Here's some non-news: Cops use social media to catch criminals. But it's not just criminals broadcasting their misdeeds to the wider world, unimpeded by privacy settings or discretion.

No, cops can and do make fake profiles to stalk criminals without being detected. If a cop walks into a bar, pretends to be a bartender, and overhears a confession, that's not a constitutional violation, is it? That's basically what we have here -- cops posing as somebody else to gather intel.

Did PACs Post Codes on Twitter to Violate Campaign Finance Laws?

Following Citizens United, FEC v. SpeechNow, and McCutcheon, what remains of federal election law is that political action committees can't coordinate with candidates and parties if they want their expenditures to remain "independent."

There are, however, no limits to the ways in which PACs will exploit loopholes (and that's a fact!). This week, CNN reported on a creative way to skirt election laws that sounds like a rejected idea from a John le Carre novel.