I am rather in awe and delighted that a number of the social media and sustainability advocacy projects I am supporting have been nominated for Be2camp social media awards.
This fairsnape blog, started way back in 2005 as Excelsus and from 2007 as iSite, has been nominated for Best sustainability or built environment blog along with some excellent co-nominees!
The @fairsnape twitter account has been nominated for Best AEC use of Twitter
Green Vision -the brilliant deep green programme as part of Leeds Met and the Leeds Sustainability Institute is nominated for the Best AEC community, network or application
The Sustainability Leadership Conversation (#sustldrconv) initiative kicked off by Andrea Learned and myself earlier this year has been nominated as Best virtual or hybrid event
ConstructCO2 – the online construction carbon and geo-spend tool has been nominated for the Best ‘internet of things’, location-based or mobile app
and the excellent ThinkBIM programme, web supported through be2camp with Paul Wilkinson and myself has also been nominated for the Best virtual or hybrid event
Please do take a few minutes to check out the nominations for this years awards and vote for those that inspire (hopefully those listed above!!)
(As social media advocates at be2camp we encourage the active online involvement of supporters, we didn’t follow approach of many awards programmes – no decisions made by judges or panels in private here, the nomination and voting process for be2awards is crowd sourced across social media and is totally transparent and independent )
Great to see new blogs being created that address issues relating to the built environment and web 2.0 ‘stuff’
Fellow twitter Su Butcher has joined the blogosphere with justpractising:
So here it is. A blog about architects.
There are three things I want to do with this blog, things I have been doing elsewhere on the internet for some years but in a pretty unco-ordinated way it must be said.
Firstly, I want to help explain what it is that architects can do, what they are good at (and not so good at), how you can use them to get where you want to be with your property, and of course, what they should be doing differently.
Secondly, I’m a bit of a networking nut and very keen on using the internet for networking, so I’m taking the opportunity to investigate how the construction industry is and is not using the internet, so there will be plenty of opinionated posts about that too.
Lastly, I’d like to ask the people who read this for your suggestions on what I should blog about. If you know me already you might have some ideas, and if you don’t, take a look at what I’ve got to say and let me know what’s missing. In good networking parlance, if I don’t know myself, I can find out who does.
On route to Think08 today so watch this space for live twitters and blog posts, so if you are attending and see me – please say hi !
Comments, reviews and posts from Think08 will also be carried by the group of UK bloggers who are meeting up later today at Think08, including:
Two new blogs have come across my desktop in the last day or so:
Hat Projects Blog – this is the blog of Tim and Hana at HAT – covering architecture, planning and regeneration – with an interesting post on eco definitions (covered here on isite some time ago)
Public Works Group Blog – this is the blog for the Second Life construction and SLengineer groups.