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GeoWorld Technical Forums Launched!

GeoWorld – the social media platform for geoprofessionals – announced the launch of The Geo-Technical Forums. The launch was announced through Geoengineer.org:

The GeoWorld professional network is pleased to announce the development of their latest innovative online tool: The Geo-Technical Forums! The new forums were a request by a number of individuals and committees of ISSMGE and have some features that aim to satisfy professional needs for communication about technical topics within the geo-community. This launch comes just a few weeks after the GeoWorld community voted the Technical Forums, as their most needed online tool for geoprofessionals.

The staff of Geoengineer.org has spent months working on the development of these new forums, which constitute at the same time a major upgrade of the forums previously available on Geoengineer.org. They are now live and available to the 3,000 GeoWorld members! If you are not yet on GeoWorld- The Professional Online Networking Tool for Geoprofessionals, you can sign up for free in just a few minutes here: www.mygeoworld.info

An advantage GeoWorld has (that will continue to grow) is that it focuses solely on the geoprofessions as opposed to general business or other broader categories.

I admit that I have not yet spent a lot of time on forums of any sort, but many people find them to be a useful tool to exchange information, professionally network, and make contacts in the industry.  Perhaps I’ll find or make the time to cruise around them soon and report back. 

Deep Foundations Discussions on GeoWorld and LinkedIn

The world of social media or on-line networking sites continues to grow.  Some of the sites offer opportunities for industry groups or committees to have groups that provide a place for discussion on specific topics relevant to the group or committee.  DBA staff members are active on many technical committees in the Geo-Institute, DFI, PDCA, and ADSC. The G-I Deep Foundations Committee has Groups on both GeoWorld and LinkedIn open for anyone to join – not just committee members.

GeoWorld is the online professional networking site for geotechnical engineers and associated fields.  It was launched last year and is growing.  If you aren’t a member, click here to join.  Once you join you will find all sorts of groups and other avenues for networking within the geoengineering community, including a group for the DFC (look for Technical Committees in the Groups area). Or just click the icon below to go to the group.

LinkedIn (as many of you already know!) is a social media site for all professions, providing networking opportunities for many purposes (industry news, technical advice, job seeking, keeping up with colleagues, etc.) .  To find the DFC group, click on the icon below.

In addition to the G-I DFC, the DFI and the ADSC have groups on LinkedIn – go there by clicking on the logos below:

Check out these and other groups – join a discussion, or start your own!

GeoWorld: On-Line Community for Geo-Engineers Launches

geoworld1It seems that social media and on-line communications have become a major part of our day-to-day communications.  If you are like me (Robert), I find it rather annoying at times to filter through what you get to find what you really want or need.   Now there is an on-line social networking/community for the geoengineering field – GeoWorld.  This new “spot on the web” is a collaboration of Geoengineer.org and ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). 

After more than two years of development, Geoengineer.org, in collaboration with the ISSMGE, is pleased to announce the development of Geoworld!

Geoworld is a new, free, professional networking platform for professionals, companies and professional organizations in the geoengineering profession. It promotes professional networking, collaborations and information dissemination at a global scale.

Geoworld revolutionizes the way information is circulated and even generated in the geoengineering field. It will serve as a platform to promote professional interactions, foster the formation of formal and informal groups, and support innovation in the geoengineering field at a global scale. 

Geoworld is very easy to use and powerful, and has features that are specifically suited for geotechnical engineering professionals. Hundreds of geotechnical engineers as well as companies and organizations have already joined since the first announcement of Geoworld last week. 

Here is a video link introducing Geoworld.

Look for DBA and ask to become a Contact.  Also look for me and other DBA folks.  See you there!