New Twitterer Follow ListPosted: October 6, 2011
The most common response I still get when I ask someone why they aren’t on Twitter is that they aren’t interested in hearing about banal details of someone’s life or that there is too much crap on Twitter. Fair point there is a lot of crap on Twitter, but its way out weighted by the really interesting stuff. In fact most of the best nuggets of information I get about the industry I work in and any field I find through Twitter. Social content curation is an amazing asset to have at our disposal.
So I’m putting together a list of people to follow on Twitter that a new user can follow from the outset that are guaranteed virtuosos of interesting idea curation and sharing. In case you’re wondering how I’m selecting people to put on the list I’m starting it from ‘my friends’ Klout scores and then adding in other random people / news sources I find really interesting, helpful or just entertaining. I’m also trying to keep it as generic as possible.
@parislemon – MG Siegler
@chr1sa – Chris Anderson
@TheDailyShow – with Jon Stewart
@NickKristof – NYTimes Columnist
@RWW – Read Write Web
@BillGates – Bio says “Sharing cool things…” Ok you’re not cool Bill but he posts some interesting stuff.
@alaindebotton – Very interesting thinker. Author of Status Anxiety among others.
@Minervity – Web geek but consistently posting really interesting stuff.
Ongoing and unfinished…please feel free to add some in the comments section.