When we started this journey in January I could only find a couple of dozen architects using twitter, the networking tool which allows you to converse with people all over the world in 140 character bursts.
The objective of my search was set out in this post, was to find architects on twitter, to see if predictions of the massive growth of the twitter platform in 2009 would also apply to Architects among other construction industry professionals.
Well it looks like the forecasts were right, because recent updates have broken the league through the 250 barrier, and as I write there are loads more people to add.. I’m trying to keep up with you all!
So who are the people on the Architects Twitter League?
They are a mixture of architect individuals from across the world – you can see the latest 200 on this map.
Also mixed in are the practice accounts, often managed by people like me, people in business development for architects. And then there are students at various stages on the journey.
Studying to be an architect takes years, and many (especially women) drop out on the way to do other things, so there are also the part qualified, people on a journey which somewhere along the line began with an architectural education. The league also includes a few architects who are now doing other things. Once an architect…
You might want to see what they are talking about by visiting the Architects Twibe (more info) and following @Architwibe – a feed for the Architwibe
And you might also want to check out who is following @architectleague – makes for interesting reading too.
As twitter develops as a networking tool its resources for finding architects evolve and grow, so there are other ways to find architects. But I’m going to keep adding to the league, and I’m hoping to carry out some statistical analysis of the people in the league. If you know how I might do this I’d welcome your ideas.
Why not post your suggestions below? I’d appreciate your input.
Ricardo Bueno says
This mine be a silly question but when you say you’re going to “carry out some statistical analysis of the people in the league,” what do you mean exactly?
I only ask because there are some great ways to gather information from your Twitter followers… I use Polldaddy.com and twtpoll.com to take a poll on my followers. I blog about it and run the poll there as well. Then I use Google to create a survey and gather data in that way as well.
Hope some of that is helpful!