Congratulations to the Top 50 Digital #PowerPlayers14 in #ukhousing it is certainly a fascinating and diverse list. Last year David Cameron was number one, this year @HelReynolds is top of the list. It was a complex and challenging exercise but most importantly it showed how social media is encouraging new and different voices to contribute and inform debates about the role of housing associations in the 21st century. A comment made yesterday at the Housing Goes Digital event offers a wonderful vision. “Housing 2.0 would concentrate on building communities not just houses” I passionately believe that housing, health and social care need to collaborate much more closely to support communities in identifying and building on their strengths. The people recognised in the #powerplayers14 list are at the forefront of thinking differently and radically about how social media could make this can happen. If we undertake this exercise next year I hope there will be a larger number of community voices included. What is becoming very clear is the role of social technology as a game changer in making connected care a reality.
You want to get to the list don’t you?
Hold on. It’s coming.
Before you look at the Top 50 influencers please read this guest post from Shirley Ayres who kindly agreed to collaborate with me on #powerplayers14.
For me…it sums up perfectly what it’s all about….
When the first Power Players 50 list was published I was surprised and complimented to be included.The list was intended as light hearted fun but the interest generated in who was included and why sparked a very lively debate.
I was delighted to be invited by Paul to collaborate on the #powerplayers14 list and we agreed that we needed to widen the criteria. We accept that Klout is an imperfect algorithm so added in scores from PeerIndex. We also invited public nominations. You can read the criteria we used here.
We wanted to create a different kind of list celebrating the diversity of…
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