Next week the Architects Journal will break into the world of Web 2.0 by launching a project to find UK architects, practices and their staff using the communications platform Twitter.
With the support of the Construction Network tCn and its founder Ryan Briggs, the AJ will be crowd sourcing nominees from the architecture profession over three weeks, and publishing a league of the top 100 both in their print magazine and on their website.
The Architects Journal is the UK’s leading weekly architecture magazine, published by emap. Its first edition was published in 1896 and it has a reputation for in-depth building studies, quality editorial and pretty good photography. Actually I think their photography has got better since they stopped deliberately featuring bleak buildings on the front cover!
Recently the AJ has ventured into social media with a Linkedin group which has helped them identify subjects to cover in the magazine from their readership online, and provide useful information to practices hoping to get that elusive feature for their project. The AJ tCn 100 (hashtag #AJtCn100) will be their first major project involving twitter, and I hope it will encourage many more in the profession to start investigating twitter as a valuable addition to their office toolbox.
I’m delighted to say I’ll be writing some articles to accompany the project, and I hope you’ll all get involved to find and nominate the best and most engaging UK architects, their practices and their staff to feature in the first AJ tCn 100.
Launch date is 9th June. To find out how to nominate and who qualifies, read the AJ on Thursday, visit their website or follow the #AjtCn100 hashtag.
It’s going to be an interesting month. Can’t wait.
I’d like to thank Ryan Briggs at tCn for helping make this happen. tCn helps those connected to the UK built environment understand, embrace and utilise new media. They do this through their social media support services and their networking and information sharing website www.tcn.uk.com.