Lawyers across the globe this morning woke up to discover that they were now two degrees from Kevin O’Keefe, the noted legal blogger and founder of the LexBlog Network. Prior to this morning, most lawyers were three degrees from Rex Gradeless, a recent unemployed law school graduate with a massive Twitter following and apparently not much else.
The news of being two degrees from Kevin O’Keefe surprised many lawyers, who didn’t know that they were that close to O’Keefe this early in their careers. “I read his stuff occasionally, sure, but to be closer to Kevin than to my own nephew, that’s kind of creepy,” said Joannne Thomason, a lawyer who practices civil law in Guam.
The findings come after intense study of Twitter patterns, lawyer blog comments, and social “mind share” analysis completed by the Blowhole Mindshare Group, a new social media consulting firm specializing in internet econometrics and brand escort servicing.