Tag Archive: UBM

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 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 18 2011

“Talking” at Sustainability Now

Tomorrow lunchtime (12.30pm BST), I will be facilitating a conversation at the UBM online event Sustainability Now on “Can technology and social media help us interact better with the areas we live and work in?” I have been a participant in all previous Sustainability Now events (the first one was run in July 2008 – …

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Dec 09 2010

And the ‘Sustainability Now’ Best Social Media individual is … er me!

Well, that was a nice surprise! This afternoon I learned that I had won Best Social Media Individual in the Sustainability Now social media awards, and that Be2camp, which I co-founded, had won Best Social Media Community. First run in 2008 (post),¬†Sustainability Now is a two-day virtual conference and exhibition organised by UBM, which also …

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Nov 24 2009

Now BSD ceases publication too

Rumours began to circulate on Twitter yesterday that another UK construction industry magazine was set to close, and today I read Andy Pearson’s “And Finally…” conclusion to his December 2009 online editorial in UBM’s Building Sustainable Design (BSD): This is the last issue of Building Sustainable Design. After almost a year of trying to succeed …

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Nov 09 2009

Web 2.0 construction computing awards, anyone?

Tomorrow (10 November) is the last day to register online votes for the Construction Computing Awards 2009, promoted by BTC, the UK-based publisher of Construction Computing, CADuser and other magazines. Back in August, when nominations opened I blogged on ExtranetEvolution.com about there being no category for Web 2.0 type applications. Since then, I have been …

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Oct 06 2009

The Be2camp website recipe: go rich, get sticky

he event pages are easily the most popular, with visitors often spending several minutes browsing presentations or watching videos. And, these pages also get a lot of returning visitors, suggesting that rich multi-media content is making them ‘sticky’.

Sep 25 2009

New Property Network on Ning

A Twitter alert from a couple of friends this afternoon alerted me to the launch of The Property Network, a new online network site by UBM title Property Week. Built on the Ning platform (which I have used for several networks that I run, including Be2camp and the Constructing Excellence Collaborative Working Champions and G4C …

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