Perceptive readers may have noticed that I’ve been a little absent from the blog for a bit. I expect that to continue for a bit as I deal with a family medical issue that will be the subject of a blog post at some point in the future.

I am grateful, however, to my colleagues at Shipman & Goodwin who have been kind enough to pick up both this blog and me.

In the meantime, though, the news rolls on.

This Thursday, I’ll be speaking at my firm’s Public Sector Labor & Employment seminar on social media, along with my colleagues Richard Mills and Jessica Stein Soufer.  (Even though we are at a big facility — the Sheraton Hartford South (formerly Rocky Hill Marriott) — we are nearing capacity so sign up today if you’re interested.)

In the meantime, in the new edition of Law Practice magazine, I have the cover article on a whole host of social media sites that employers and their lawyers should start to concern themselves with.

The article, titled, “Social Media 2.0: The Next Generation of Hyperconnectivity” provides an easy to understand overview of the social media landscape, from the big sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to the up-and-coming ones (like Vine).

If you’re interested in the topic further, I look forward to seeing you at Thursday’s seminar. Please feel free to say hi.