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At the end of a busy day in and around London last Thursday, I dashed off to the Russell Square, London headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for the latest in a series of CIPR Social Summer camps. About two dozen people met to talk about public relations and mobile devices, stimulated by …

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Can staff criticise the boss?

A blog post on Friday from eConsultancy ‘s Graham Charlton, One in five employees uses social media to criticise the boss, caught my attention. It quoted research by MyJobGroup who surveyed 1,000 UK employees, revealing that one in five would “take a pop at their boss”. It seems that most employees (70%) were unaware of …

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Sword’s collaborative community

On Monday, to help me write a post for my ExtranetEvolution.com blog, I went to Brentford in west London to interview people from collaboration software developer Sword CTSpace. During the meeting, they described how they had started to use an online platform to manage communications with some of their users – a platform that was actually …

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Construction Enquirer: Twitter update

A week ago, I blogged about the new Construction Enquirer online news service and how – in my view – it had overlooked the marketing potential of Twitter. It seems my words didn’t go unnoticed: the previously unbranded @ConstructionEnq Twitter account now sports a fetching red and black icon @ConstructionEnq is now following me (but, …

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Construction Enquirer misses Twitter trick

A new UK-based Construction Enquirer e-newsletter service started today. Following last November’s demise of Contract Journal (see Goodbye, CJ), this new venture is managed by two former print journalists, Aaron Morby and Grant Prior, and in a construction market where the two surviving mainstream titles, Construction News and Building magazine, have both imposed paywalls, it provides …

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Twitter gaining in Remit survey

Last year, in a post Twitter? not in my Remit, I talked about the findings of a Remit/Estates Gazette survey of use of social media, among other sources, at the 2009 MIPIM property fair in Cannes; I was scathing of some of the responses, mainly because they showed low property professional awareness of how some …

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Ada Lovelace Day: saluting Su Butcher

“Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines, whatever they do. It doesn’t …

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The new construction collaboration era

I am due to speak next Tuesday, 30 March at the Collaboration Cafe symposium at the Building Centre in London. The event is one of the final contributions to an ongoing research project being undertaken by Slider Studio and funded by the Technology Strategy Board. As I’ve previously mentioned, this has involved the development of …

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CIPR events offer perspectives on SEO

Last Thursday, I attended two CIPR events in London: the first a free breakfast briefing at CIPR’s Russell Square HQ (sponsored by Glide Technologies) on search engine optimisation (SEO); the second an event at the Building Centre organised by the CIPR’s construction and property special interest group, CAPSIG, which featured a talk by UBM journalist …

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Be2camp social media surgeries

Last Thursday, architect and occasional Be2camp contributor, Michael Kohn from Slider Studio opened a month-long Collaboration Cafe project at London’s Building Centre, just off Tottenham Court Road. The initiative, which will run until 30 March, is the final stage in a research project funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and has seen the development …

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