Tag: social networking

Sep 09 2010

For PRs and others, cycling is the new golf

Having worked in-house as a PR professional in the construction industry, I noticed the frequency with which golf-playing executives disappeared from the office and (to paraphrase Mark Twain) ‘spoil a good walk’ with some business associates. Being blessed with little hand-to-eye coordination and a dislike of plaid trousers, I never took to the game, and …

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Jul 19 2010

Revisiting Reorb

I first wrote about the commercial property and real estate social network Reorb in January, and I have tried to stay in touch with developments in its functionality and with its growth landmarks. According to its latest newsletter (July 2010), Reorb now features new sections on services, jobs and properties. These “enable you to list, …

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Nov 10 2009

Will LinkedIn integration take the Twitter Blinkers off?

Today we learned that LinkedIn, probably the social networking site most widely used by professionals (for whom Facebook is just too, er, social), is going to integrate with Twitter so that users’ status updates could be shared between the two networks. Straw-polls and anecdotal feedback from recent seminars and conferences for UK construction professionals that …

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Feb 03 2009

Let’s make construction more ‘social’

[This is a re-post of a blog article I wrote for Building Sustainable Design, which launched this week – also reproduced on ExtranetEvolution.com.] I have spent more than half my career in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and property industry looking at issues relating to collaboration, and since 2000 have been focused on how …

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