Law Firm Networks

Nick Holmes over at Binary Law has posted about the number of Law Firm Networks on Facebook. I'm mildly surprised that there only appear to be 4 networks for UK Law Firms. Although having read the Facebook help on "Networks" I can see why;

"You can suggest new high school, college, work, and regional networks from the bottom of our Suggestions page. Facebook regularly reviews these suggestions, and adds new networks when appropriate."

Does when appropriate mean, when enough people request the network? I suppose the other thing to remember is that there will be many Groups for UK Law Firms, a search for Clifford Chance for instance returned 27 Groups.

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    # by Nick Holmes - Monday, September 17, 2007

    James
    I'm just reporting what I found when I searched FB Workplace Networks.
    Since anyone can set up a Facebook Group, the existence of a group including a firm name implies no official sanction, whereas I'm assuming the existence of a Workplace Network does. Seasoned FB users may be able to shed further light on this.
    Nick

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    # by James Mullan - Monday, September 17, 2007

    Nick absolutely and some of the groups are shall we say dubious and certainly wouldn't be officially sanctioned.

    I've never created a network but having looked at an organisations networks it looks like you need to enter a work email address which would imply approval from the organisation itself.

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    # by Jennie - Wednesday, September 19, 2007

    "it looks like you need to enter a work email address which would imply approval from the organisation itself."

    Hmmm...probably about the point when my firm would start making irritated noises....