TweetEffect


TweetEffect- When did you lose or gain twitter followers?

Twitter is a great way to keep in contact, distribute news and generally tell people what you are up to. The success of Twitter users is generally measured in the amount of people that follow your updates.

You get information on your Twitter profile as to how many people follow you and you get notified when someone follows you. However, there is no notification when someone stops following you and you generally don’t have any insight into when people follow or leave you.

This is where the TweetEffect comes in – simply enter your twitter name and they analyze your 200 latest updates and flag those up that made people follow or leave you.
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Hat tip to @Guy Kawasaki

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JURIST – Paper Chase: Supreme Court takes IDEA case


JURIST – Paper Chase: Supreme Court takes IDEA case

In Forest Grove School District, Petitioner v. T. A. [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the Court will consider whether the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) [text]permits a tuition reimbursement award against a school district and in favor of parents who unilaterally place their child in private school, where the child had not previously received special education and related services under the authority of a public agency. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled [opinion, PDF] that such reimbursement is not barred.

New FMLA Regs Go Into Effect 1-16-09


JD Supra: Legal Articles – Reminder: Today, January 16, 2009, is the Day New FMLA Regulations Go Into Effect

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued new regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The new regulations are extensive; the regulations and the accompanying comments by the DOL occupy more than 200 pages of the Federal Register. In addition, the long awaited regulations on the new forms of leave for military families have been finalized and adopted. A copy of the new regulations, which go into effect Friday, January 16, 2009, and the DOL’s comments on the regulations, along with the revised poster, new forms and “FAQ” informational material related to both military and nonmilitary related leaves, may be found at the DOL website: www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/finalrule.htm
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Thanks to Lane Powell PC – Labor & Employment Law on JD Supra (beta).