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Lawyers as Web Celebs

Riddle me this: What do a law professor at the University of Tennessee and a partner in the Minneapolis office of Faegre & Benson have in common with YouTube phenomenon lonelygirl15 and sex podcaster Violet Blue? The answer: They are all on Forbes magazine's list of The Web Celeb 25 -- "a list of the biggest, brightest and most influential people on the Internet."

As Blawg Review observes, four lawyers made the list of the top 25:

As these examples demonstrate, the road to Internet fame is paved with blog posts. Tom McPhail, a professor of media studies at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, tells Forbes that a blog will soon be a prerequisite for anyone who wants to be famous for their writing. "If you don't have a blog, you're going to be considered an outcast. You're considered to be not literate. Having a blog will likely be a prerequisite for first jobs."

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on January 25, 2007 at 04:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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