Tag Archive: forums

Nov 24 2010

On changes at The Construction Index, and trolls

Almost exactly a year ago, the construction weekly magazine Contract Journal ceased publication (post) with several journalists and commercial staff made redundant. Some soon got involved with new ventures; Aaron Morby and Grant Prior, for example, now run the online news service Construction Enquirer, while one-time CJ community manager Will Mann joined The Construction Index (post). …

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Jul 26 2010

Property Network launches forum

Surely just a coincidence, but just days after last week’s Reorb post I received an email from a rival – the Property Network: “the largest professional network in UK property with more than 3,000 members”. This Ning-based network was established by Property Week last September (post), and – as at 11am today – has 3,218 …

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Jan 19 2010

Will Mann heads new AEC forum

Following the November demise of Contract Journal (post), various former CJ journalists are popping up in new roles, with Will Mann the latest to surface. According to an email that landed in my inbox this morning, Will is now the online editor of The Construction Index search engine website. And after my post on Friday …

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Nov 30 2009

A public PS: Paul

Looking back at my open letter to Paul Morrell, I realised that it would probably need to be printed out and posted to him, or at the very least emailed, so perhaps we need a post-script…. A public PS: Paul I would be delighted to be proved wrong, but I suspect you probably don’t read …

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Sep 22 2009

Asite community: the first 100 days

[This is an expanded version of a post from my AEC technology blog ExtranetEvolution.com] Earlier this summer, I wrote about London-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite‘s revamped website and its new social media features (see also ‘Extranet’ vendors getting social?). Three months later, I had a quick look to see how the Asite community has …

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Jun 22 2009

Asite launches online community

About a year ago, at the SIIA OnDemand Europe conference, Tony Ryan, CEO of UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite, said the company would shortly be launching a whole new website concept, building on web 2.0 (“Sales and Marketing 2.0,” he called it). I mentioned it soon after in my ExtranetEvolution blog, but didn’t anticipate …

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