Ning is a social platform that allows you to build your own social network. It is very easy to use and provides even more flexibility than some of the major social media platforms. For law firms, Ning is a great way to share firm news, information, and calendars. Ning is also great for setting up communities amongst colleagues to share documents, practice tips, and referrals. Here are some of the most useful features:
Unique member profiles
Define your own profile questions for incoming members. Enable members to customize their profile pages with their own design, choice of widgets and OpenSocial profile applications. Customize advanced member search based on your Ning Network’s unique profile questions, including location.
Custom text & widgets
Add a text box to your Main page, then copy and paste in your choice of widgets from the thousands available on the Web today. For something more simple, use the text box for your weekly column, special promotions or your own unique images and graphics.
Enable your members to see who’s online and chat in real-time with the persistent chat feature across the bottom of your Ning Network or pop it out into its own window.
Enable groups on your Ning Network with images, membership, comments and a discussion forum.
Also, don’t forget to check-out these useful law firm marketing networks on Ning:
- Law Marketing
- Lawyer Connection
- Lawyer Marketing (full disclosure, I moderate here)