At tCn – the Construction network – we have teamed up with PeerIndex to create a Built Environment version of the UK Twitterati, recently published in the Independent newspaper. We are looking for Twitter users working in architecture, engineering, construction and related disciplines who want to be included in the tCn Top 100.
To be included, you simply need to tweet “Include me in the #tCnTop100” before 15 March 2011.
The idea came after I read a blog post from renowned tweeter Su Butcher in which she pointed out that the Independent’s list was unrepresentative due to its media-focused ‘expert panel’ and appeared to exclude the niche, specialist, small world of the ordinary professional worker.
tCn has teamed up with PeerIndex to create a place where Tweeters connected to the built environment might be found, with the chance to be included in the ‘tCnTop100’.
We know there are Twitter users right across the industry, engaging as individuals and as representatives of their organisations. We want to include architects, engineers, contractors, surveyors, materials and product suppliers and specialists, developers, people in local authorities, professional bodies, industry associations, and the many others who are involved in planning, designing, building, maintaining and operating our buildings, infrastructure and landscape.
How will the results be calculated?
PeerIndex used various algorithms to calculate their results and these same techniques will be applied to determine the #tCnTop100.
We’re also hoping that, within the tCn Twitter community, we can begin to help industry users identify other people who share their specific interests, be that surveying, estimating, bricklaying, plant-hire, or any of hundreds of other specialisms.
If all goes according to plan, PeerIndex will analyse the responses and publish the results via tCn’s website in late March 2011.