We recently set out to survey UK Architects who are on Twitter to find out how they used Twitter and what for. We wanted to find out how long Architects had been using this platform for, how often they tweet, who they followed and what they like and dislike about it. We received a total of 117 responses which by no means make the results representative of all architects but it does give some interesting insights into how Twitter is currently being used by Architects.
- 65% of Architects surveyed had been using Twitter for over a year. Only 2 out of the 117 respondents had been on Twitter for less than a month.
- Most Architects use Twitter to keep up with the latest industry news and network with industry peers. Only a handful of responses stated they used Twitter to promote their blog and for business development.
- When asked ‘Who do you follow?’ most selected Other Architects, Practices and Publications. Other unprompted answers included Journalists and Consultants. Product Manufacturers, Clients and Directories coming in as least followed.
- 95% of Architects do find Twitter useful, primarily for the reason that it’s quick and easy to share information and keep up with the latest news.
- 99% of Architects surveyed stated that they would provide a recommendation if asked.
Here are the results of the survey presented as an infographic:
NOTE: Some questions allowed multiple and unprompted answers.
What are your thoughts on the survey results? Any surprising or unexpected findings? Do you recommend any architects that are doing a great job online and that people should follow? Or are you an architect that never got a chance to fill out this survey but would like to share your experiences? Leave us a comment below, we would love to get a discussion going.