Move over Facebook, out the way LinkedIn, forget Myspace; there’s a new social network especially for FMB members. FMBuilding Network was launched in September and provides an online ‘meeting place’ for the FMB community. You have probably heard of social networking, even if you don’t use it yourself. Social networking is all about communities, but these communities are online instead of the traditional physical places; pubs, meetings, hobby clubs etc. Online communities mean that it is possible to connect with people it would usually be difficult to meet, for example you can use it to keep up to date with your friends at the other end of the country. These communities or social networks can be used for connecting with anyone, but specifically someone with a similar interest, hobby or line of work as you. FMBuilding Network gives you the opportunity to connect with other members and the FMB as well as give your views, opinions and suggestions. The site features forums, blogs, videos, photos and chat and you can start your own groups too.
Why not tell the FMB about your opinions on Government announcements, consultations and FMB campaigns? You can read and comment on the blogs from the FMB and other members. Chat with other FMBuilding Network members or start your own group on building related topics.
Don’t forget FMBuilding Network is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can log on at 3am and post that question which is keeping you up or log in at 11am and chat with another member while you have your tea break or log in at 10pm and read the blogs before bed.
You should have received a link to join up in the latest issue of FMBusiness, alternatively you can go to www.fmb.org.uk/sign-up.
The website will ask you to create your own profile, after doing so you will have access to the FMBuilding Network. Have a look around, write on the comment wall of other members you know, leave your feedback in the forums and on the blogs.
You’ll get an email update every time another FMBuilding Network user writes something on your wall. You can also be kept up to date with forum and blog comments; just click ‘follow’ under the reply or comment field. But be sure to log in regularly so you can get all the latest news, information and banter.