The document-sharing site JD Supra is launching an application for Facebook today that lets its members stream their documents and professional profile information into their Facebook profiles. This means that if you contribute documents to JD Supra, you can get additional exposure by having them show up in Facebook.
The application lets members display their documents in either or both of two ways — a box in the left-hand column of a member’s Facebook profile that displays the latest documents or a “My Docs” tab that displays all your documents as well as your JD Supra professional profile. Needless to say, you must be a JD Supra member and have contributed documents for this to work. There is no cost to join.
JD Supra is a site where legal professionals can share documents — court filings, decisions, legal forms, articles, alerts, newsletters and the like. Contributors get to publish and highlight their best work and others get the benefit of free access to their contributions. I wrote about its launch in February 2008.
The advantage to an application such as this is that it gives you more bang for your buck, so to speak. By allowing you to contribute information to one site and have that information stream across multiple sites, you reach a broader audience and gain that much more exposure.