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Welcome! I am teaching law at St. Petersburg State University and engaged in legal practice with the international law firm Dentons. Major part of my research is connected to virtual worlds and massive multiplayer online games (a broad field which includes Internet law, video game law, virtual law and game studies). My legal practice is focused on providing support to computer game companies. This interest derives from my passion for computer games which I consider as one of the most important cultural artifacts ever created. Please note that this blog conveys my private opinion which is not necessarily shared by any organisations I am associated with. For more formal and detailed introduction please visit my website arkhipov.info which serves more as a 'business card'.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Five Lessons To Learn From A Successful Blog Post

So, as mentioned in my previous post, I recenlty had a succesful blog post which had 4870 views, 15 likes and 48 comments. 

The post was created on Jan. 13 2014 at a popular Russian social network for lawyers Zakon.ru. The name is 'Bitcoin: основные принципы и отдельные юридически-значимые особенности' (i.e. 'Bitcoin: main principles and certain legally important peculiarities'). 

I believe that such results are pretty good, and now, after about two months have passed, I am able to identify several key aspects which predetermined this.

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My Recent Media Appearances

A brief recap on what I did from the beginning of the 2014 in terms of media appearance and have not yet mentioned on this blog (three more publications hidden behind 'READ MORE', one of them - on computer games).

1) Mar. 18 2014. Moscow Times. Legal Pitfalls of Social Networks: What Should a User Be Aware of? [Article, English]

A short article describing legal risks which an ordinary user of a social network faces. 'When you are on the Internet you should act as if your messages remain there forever and are publicly available'. 

2) Feb. 20 2014. LexisNexis AML Conference. Electronic Currency. New Horizons or Serious Risks? [Presentation, English]

A presentation which contains a brief assessment of cryptocurrencies in view of electronic money regulations set forth by the Russian Law on National Payment System. 'Bitcoin per se can be viewed... as a record keeping system'.

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Waking Up From Hibernation

This blog was on hold for a few months. The main reason is that I joined international law firm Dentons (you may check my profile here, by the way) and had a lot of things to reformat, even more so cosidering the fact that I do not give up the University. 

One of the most important issues was to get in proper schedule so that I can do my job effectively without sacrificing everything else, including game studies, social networks and, of course, computer games themselves.

Nothing new, I am sure, for anyone who has cared to check my Facebook, Instagram or Slideshare profile recently, but I am happy to admit that I do manage to balance. A bit of wisdom is the same as before - do what thou wilt


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