If you’re not on Twitter, a member of tCn or a reader of Construction News, then you’ll be forgiven for not knowing that a list of the top 100 Tweeters in the UK built environment was published in the print edition of CN yesterday (Thursday 14 April 2011), with simultaneous publication online (read the listing, an accompanying article by Tom Fitzpatrick, an opinion piece by tCn consultant Paul Wilkinson, and a brief explanation of PeerIndex’s system; registration required).
The tCnTop100 was created in partnership with PeerIndex to measure the use of new media within our industry while promoting those who have already embraced it via Twitter. Over 350 people either nominated themselves or were nominated to feature in the final top 100.
The initial response to the published list has been very encouraging. We have seen numerous tweets of congratulations to those who have been featured, commendations for highlighting the use of Twitter within the architecture, engineering, construction and related sectors, and a few queries about why and how it was all put together.
With these latter queries in mind, perhaps we should try explain the reasons behind it, and what our plans are for the future….
Twelve things to know about the tCnTop100
- As previously mentioned, it was inspired by an article in the Independent.
- It was first published in Construction News magazine, and online.
- A ‘real-time’ version is available as a PeerIndex group (here), which changes constantly, and was viewed over 2000 times yesterday
- In the last 24 hours the #tCnTop100 hashtag had 423 tweets potentially generating 412,626 impressions, reaching an audience of 140,010 followers (via Hashtracking)
- The group covers more than the top 100. It features everyone who asked to be included – creating a good starting point to find active Twitter users in the UK built environment.
- It had led to additional tCnTop lists to identify and promote tweeters within key categories and areas of interest.
- Via PeerIndex’s profiles, you can identify individuals’ specialist areas and find other Twitter users who might share your professional interests.
- The aim is to repeat the landmark publication of the tCnTop100 annually, so that the wider industry can gauge the pace of adoption of Web 2.0 tools. In the meantime, the PeerIndex group will provide a real-time barometer of social media usage.
- In the PeerIndex listing, some accounts are starred; the ratings of these users’ accounts are estimated. By joining PeerIndex, such users may well increase their ratings.
- It is one of numerous initiatives created by the tCn team who include thought-leaders and professional practitioners within PR, marketing communications and industry media.
- PeerIndex experts will try to answer any questions about the list. Please tweet your query to @PeerIndex and include the hashtag #tCnTop100.
- If you are not included in the tCn Twitter group or the subsidiary lists, you can be added if you follow @tCntweets on Twitter then tweet us and mention the list you’d like to be added to. You can also tweet suggestions of additional lists (or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).