Include me in the #tCnTop100 Tweeters

Peer IndexAt 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.

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About tCnFounder

Ryan Briggs is the Founder of tCn and has spent over 10 years in the construction industry working with various local, regional and national organisations. Now working with construction training provider, Built for Training, he is keen to use the tCn platform to help bring our industry together utilising social media technology while encouraging the next generation of talent into careers within the built environment.
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3 Responses to Include me in the #tCnTop100 Tweeters

  1. It’s been mentioned on more than 1 occasion that I Tweet too much! What can I do? I’m a communicator and enthusiastic, if I Tweeted once or twice a week, that would be bad too, right? Sometimes it’s hard to win. Too much is always better than not enough. Thanks Ryan, keep up the good work!

  2. Pingback: Architects on Twitter – an exercise in Social Capital – #PeerIndex — Just Practising

  3. Pingback: The #tCnTop100 results are out – what now? | The tCn Blog

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