Blogging and social networks

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by mel starrs on April 26, 2007

in Blogging and social networks

Following the lead of Building, Property Week have announced: “with online publishing across the world moving away from subscription models, we will not be charging you a penny to log on” “But that’s not all. Property Week’s archive, dating back to 1999, is also fully searchable and available to everyone for free.” Not really a […]

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I’ve updated my links to the side, adding a few more categories and blogs I’ve found over the past few months.  Highlights include: Rob at no2self found via Hana , I think. He’s an architect (in Birmingham) and his EcoBuild post had me giggling inappropriately at my keyboard. A young blog (born December 2006) here […]

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First we have what I class a ‘proper’ blog from Phil Clark over at Zero Champion (open comments, RSS, frequent posts, opinion, links). Then, the subscription firewall for many articles seemed to come down with much more content available for free. And now Building are embracing Second Life.  Second Life is one of those things […]

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More RSS love…

by mel starrs on January 31, 2007

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I know I bang on about RSS on a weekly basis these days, but it really will be the future – honest. Great article here on how law companies in particular are embracing the technology to help cut down the clutter in email inboxes. “It helps streamline existing forms of communication, so a company will […]

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Vilnus Vesma (who I mentioned previously here) has some great resources on his website including the Reditorial, which as long as you credit him, you can recycle the information from into newsletters. He also has some cartoons, penned by himself including the one at the top of this post. And finally, a news page which […]

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There are virtually no podcasts out there which overlap with this blog. (Give it 12 months and things might be different). But I have come across this 48:39 min podcast from Yorkshire Forward featuring firstly George Martin from Wilmott Dixon, who I saw do a similar speech back in June. At approximately 21:14 Andrew Mason […]

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I felt a little guilty for picking on CIBSE in my last post, so I thought I’d check out the competition across the pond: ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – almost as snappy a title as Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers). I’ll give them top marks for having some podcasts […]

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I was mooching around the CIBSE discussion forums today, lamenting why they weren’t active and what could be done about it. There’s a few problems with the forum: There is a members only discussion forum, locked away behind your membership number and a password – not information I could readily remember. The general discussion forum […]

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First blogs, now wikis…

by Mel Starrs on August 16, 2006

in Blogging and social networks

photo via Flickr David Miliband was one of the first MP’s to have his own blog and now he and DEFRA have a Wiki. If you don’t know what a wiki is, have a look at www.wikipedia.org (the daddy of all wiki’s). Basically, it’s a site which you, the user, can edit. Changes are tracked […]

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