A twitterleague group has been created at http://www1.twitterleague.com/view_league/181 – this may not be the ideal method in the long run but a good starting point to identify those in FM who use twitter. I can see the definition of facilities management may well be discussed again as we have fm’s, architects, construction people and property managers in the group. As it should be !
To be involved follow @fmleague
Twitter has certainly become the buzz of the new web applications and for good reasons. Earlier, last year, I could see that twitter would be big, but didn’t really understand why or how. Now, after a years use I start to see the benefit, broadly around open communications, learning, sharing and inspiring concepts.
I am also convinced that twitter can and will have a major part to play within facilities management, in engaging with building users, and even in twittering data from building systems to facilities managers.
Inspired by the work of Su Butcher to create a league of twittering architects I would like to create a directory of those in fm using twitter, and collectively start to explore and pilot using twitter.
If you are in anyway connected with facilities managemement and use twitter, and would be interested in discussing twittering fm, please leave your details as comments to this post or send me a twitter @martinbrown
A quick search on tweepsearch suggests there are only 23 users with facilities management in their profile – but there must be more ( I know there are!)
I am. An FM’er on Twitted!
You can find other FMs through IFMA’s Twitter! @IFMA
Excellent news Martin.
I’ve got some ideas I’m happy to share with you.
I’m not a maintenance person, but we do have software have a CMMS software product. The SaaS product will be launched in the next couple of months (along with a new website).
I completely agree, we run The Facilities Show and I think that Twitter is the way forward… I would be very keen to work with you on this. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and try and work out the best way to get the FM Community Tweeting.
We are running the BOMI education for property and facilities management programmes in Singapore and beyond. I believe that Twitter is a efficient way to keep the community inform of the opportunities avaailable.
I can be reached email@example.com and also
I will recommend @SuButcher as someone to talk to about setting up a facility Management group outside of twitter. Her Architects Twitter league is over 75+ ppl at this point. I think may be more successful than an architects group (sorry Su) as there is less in fighting among FM’s since they are not trying to get work from different clients and are usually in house FM’s.