I was one of the founding contributors to JD Supra. I was intrigued by the idea of a collective repository of legal documents. Intrigued enough that I was also a top ten contributor for a while.
One of criticisms was that a mere online repository of documents is not that compelling. Why should I publish to JD Supra? They started showing some value [See my post: JD Supra Revisited about how I was contacted to write a story based on my publications in JD Supra.] Now there are two new reasons.
One is their new connectivity with Facebook. You can "fan" JD Supra on their Facebook page:
Below you can see the three documents I published last week. They go into my update stream, so my "friends" in Facebook can see my publications.
Second, JD Supra is tying the publication of documents in JD Supra to some Twitter stream. I noticed my Blogging / Social Internet Policy go into the twitter stream last week.
See some other takes on the new feature of JD Supra: