Social media for tradespeople, in 2015 it is no longer a case of should I be on there or not. More and more tradesmen and women are finding their way onto Twitter and Facebook. We here at Logic4training have certainly noticed a lot more of you using twitter and the internet in general, as a tool to improve business, to communicate and watch videos of people falling off things.
Now there is something new, a social media platform designed for construction professionals focussing on Law.
It’s called Mootis and it was setup by personal injury lawyer Bill Braithwaite QC. The site is aimed at anyone who encounters legal issues during the course of their work or who has an interest in Law.
With so many laws and regulations in the construction and building service industries, it is important for you to have access to the laws and keep up to date with any changes.
“Construction professionals face increasingly complex legal issues, yet the existing social media platforms are very general and not specific to their needs,” explained Mr Braithwaite. “This is an opportunity for them to join a bespoke platform and make it their own.”
You can use an existing social media account (Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin) to login, which takes the hassle out of creating a new account.
Here are some of the features of the site:
- Keep on top of the latest trending legal topics
- Post ‘Moots’, which can exceed 140 characters
- Upload and share video blogs, documents, images and audio
- Register as a new user on the sign-up page or log in through Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook
- Register as an individual or organisation
- Search and connect with people by name or import existing contacts from other social media
- Integrate with other main social media sites
- Daily updates from Mootis, direct to the user’s email account
- Create polls and surveys
- Professional verification to establish authenticity of identities of key individuals and companies
- Privacy features
- Advanced security.
Having had a look at the site and how it works there are still a few minor bugs that need to be ironed out. I did have some trouble logging in with Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin, settling for a new account using my email address.
The site looks great, a simple, clean design and helpful tips are obvious and easily accessed. I was able to begin finding information straight away using the hashtags, although I wasn’t sure who to follow yet, it’s still early days to know who the movers and shakers of the Mootis world are.