Tag Archive: tCn

Aug 26 2014

Cornerstone launches

A new website, SearchCornerstone, claims to be “the most advanced searchable website for the Construction industry.”  Over the past 20 years, I have seen dozens of websites launched aiming to provide marketing platforms for the construction industry (I even helped one or two into existence myself, including the ultimately ill-fated tCn; post). Some have been global in …

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Dec 21 2012

tCn is dead. Long live TBCN!

tCn, the Construction Network, the online community launched in March 2010 by Ryan Briggs (for whom I provided some consultancy support; post) has been taken over by London’s Building Centre to form the core of its own construction community-building campaigns. Now branded as The Building Centre Network, it has a new livery and colour scheme, …

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Nov 09 2011

Most ‘authoritative’ Tweeters on sustainability

Earlier this year I wrote several blog posts about PeerIndex groups and their value in identifying individuals and organisations as ‘influential’ on Twitter in areas such as architecture and construction. Today saw the publication of a new PeerIndex of people or organisations who are seen as ‘authoritative’ on Twitter about sustainability. The launch was hosted, …

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Jul 01 2011

Building Design presents subjectively sorted Twitter list

Some 48 hours after The Architects’ Journal published its #AJtCn100 of ARB-registered architects (post), rival weekly Building Design has delivered its own top 100 influencers in the world of architecture. The BD Twitter 100, however, is not published as a league table or ranking (though there are a couple of top tens: of UK architects …

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Jun 30 2011

Architects’ Journal Twitter 100 published – but where’s Su?

The Twitter tussle within the UK architectural publishing world took a step forward yesterday with the publication of The Architects’ Journal/tCn Twitter 100. This is about two weeks earlier than originally scheduled – presumably so AJ could publish its list ahead of the one being produced by UBM weekly Building Design (and AJ editor Christine Murray almost …

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Jun 28 2011

A profusion of PeerIndex groups, but to what purpose?

I have talked before (post) about PeerIndex groups and how tCn – the Construction Network – collaborated with industry weekly Construction News to highlight the use of Twitter among construction industry professionals. Just over a month later, in early June, CN’s Emap sister title The Architects’ Journal began a more focused drive to identify registered …

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Jun 10 2011

Publications tussle for tweeting architects

It is said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, and “if you can’t beat them, join them”. Both sayings sprang to mind when I saw that Building Design, the architectural magazine published by UBM, was launching its own Twitter Top 100 for architects, the #BDTwitter100, in the same week that the Construction Network …

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May 10 2011

Entrepreneurs and social media

Last week I spoke at an evening meeting of the Cass Entrepreneurs Network (an alumni group of Cass Business school at London’s City University) on entrepreneurs, PR and social media. The event, hosted at the CIPR’s headquarters in Russell Square, attracted a mixture of Cass and CIPR people, and, judging from their answers to my initial …

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Apr 19 2011

Measuring influence and social capital in construction

As Twitter usage has grown, people have tried to quantify how influential some tweeters are, and I have started to incorporate two of the more commonly used tools, Klout and PeerIndex, into my work. Klout’s strapline is “The standard for online influence“, while PeerIndex aims to help you “understand your social capital“. The exact workings of …

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Apr 15 2011

For online-only B2B media, Twitter matters

On and off for the last year I have been following the fortunes of the Construction Enquirer, an online-only free news publication established in April 2010 by former print journalists Aaron Morby and Grant Prior. As the business model of traditional B2B industry publications has come under pressure from online sources, it has been interesting …

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