In the Middle East this year we have seen country after country rocked by revolution. The popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt succeeded, Libya remains in the balance and Bahrain and Syria may yet succumb. What does this have to do with social media for lawyers? Social media networks are credited with having fanned the flames lit by Mohamed Bouazizi, the fruit and vegetable seller in Tunisia who set fire to himself triggering everything that followed. The immense power of these networks as tools of communication is still not fully understood by most people and how they are used in the workplace is an issue that needs to be given careful consideration.