Here is the press release for a new “private” social networking platform aimed at helping law firms recruit new attorneys, stay connected with existing associates and alumns.
One question: what does such a platform provide that LinkedIn doesn’t? They claim privacy since its not available to everyone. But its possible to create private groups on Linkedin that could include just alumns. I recently saw a demo of Martindale’s “Connected” and had the same question. And there is an inherent contradiction in the notion of “private” social networking. Perhaps you gain a greater degree of privacy but you lose the energy that visbility provides.