10 Social Media People You Must Follow on Twitter

May 12th, 2009 |

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Ploked.com is definitely geared to the social media crowd.  Aside from following @ploked, there are many other great Twitter users who focus on social media whether with ideas, news, or general information.  I am going to list 10 people you should follow on Twitter if you are not already doing so.  The list is in no particular order…so here we go….

  1. @benckenstein – provides insight and thoughts about social media, digital marketing and the evolution of coming full circle in a flat world.  very intriguing insights.
  2. @briansolis – author and frequent speaker about the convergence between traditional media and social media.
  3. @scobleizergeek and technology enthusiasm from a blogger who grew up in Silicon Valley.
  4. @chrisbrogan – chris provides insight on the use of social media to build relationships and delivering value.
  5. @problogger – provides good insight on tweeting and blogging.
  6. @mashable – this is the account Pete Cashmore (mashable.com) which is kept updated with the latest in social media news posted from their website.  they are usually one of the first sites to cover various social media stories.
  7. @garyveewine guy, host of Wine Library TV. Video blogger and Businessman that loves people and the hustle.
  8. @jasonfallssocial media explorer for a brand-building agency.
  9. @johnchow – best known for showing the income power of blogging by taking his blog from zero to over $40,000 per month in two years.
  10. @jowyangstrives to define and deliver user and community needs, business goals, and web technology to craft and deliver long term successful web programs for companies.

While there are definitely more than 10 that deserve to make this list, I felt these are the users I typically find reading their material whether on Twitter or their own sites.

What social media Twitter users do you follow and recommend?

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  • http://www.jilbean.com Warner

    Social Media Expert – @spilltojill

  • http://www.twitter.com tericee

    @ariherzog — thinking outside the box, always trying to look at social media from a fresh vantage point

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  • http://enchantrezz1920.wordpress.com/ Joan

    I'll start following those fellows right away! You can follow me too @Enchantrezz1920 :)

  • http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/nn12 TowcesterNews

    Yeh and what about @documentally – the audioboo master

  • Annoyed follower

    If anyone can tell me why @ChrisBrogan has so many followers then I will be flabbergasted. He spouts nothing of any interest at all. Just have a look at his updates, if you don't believe me. I think he gets on this list due to his persistent following of others and getting his followers up.

    I heard he was a "social media expert" when I signed up to Twitter over a year ago, but I have seen no evidence to show any more expertise than myself.

    Thank you for the list though, I'll be checking the rest of them out

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  • Ben Johnson

    Boring same old same old.

    How about actually listing people that are making a difference NOW as opposed to the ones that say they are?

    • http://www.PressKit.com Drew Gerber

      Ben, who are the people that are making a difference now?
      ~ @PR_Results

  • http://wwwreferralteams.com/wordpress APM

    It's the usual suspects. Nothing new here. I guess I would be interested in the rising stars.

  • Melissa

    check out @JeffHurt for some great ideas & links on all types of SM.
    I also love @noahbenshea for his beautiful (short and rare) thoughts. although not SM related, they're like little nuggets of goodness in your day.

    oh – and if you wanna follow me – I'm @MelyMello :)
    Great list above – although I agree about @ChrisBrogan. I don't get it either.

  • Colette

    Now that's a lot of white dudes…and a few Asians.

  • http://wesleybehan.com Snips

    What about @guykawasaki ???

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PaulEllisUK PaulEllisUK

    For real pragmatic discussion and insight into getting value from SM then I point to #smchat and its active participants.

    http://wthashtag.com/Smchat
    http://smchat.ning.com

    Feel free to get involved – this is 'social media' after all

    @PaulEllisUK

  • Neil

    Hey thanks for the list, I will check some of these people out. I also took a second to review the comments before me and followed a few of you as well. I kinda hate unfollowing, does anyone else have this problem?

  • http://derekshowerman.com Derek Showerman

    Great list. Where is the Mashable folks?

    Also, I have a pretty solid list on my blog as well. Keep up the great work.

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  • Annoyed follower

    If anyone can tell me why @ChrisBrogan has so many followers then I will be flabbergasted. He spouts nothing of any interest at all. Just have a look at his updates, if you don't believe me. I think he gets on this list due to his persistent following of others and getting his followers up.

    I heard he was a "social media expert" when I signed up to Twitter over a year ago, but I have seen no evidence to show any more expertise than myself.

    Thank you for the list though, I'll be checking the rest of them out

  • http://speckmedia.wordpress.com/about/ Michael J Lis

    I didn't see my name on this list – I guess I must be a D List social media guru. JK.
    Good list!

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  • http://www.digital-agency.com Los Angeles Website Designers

    I couldn't have made a better list myself, except I cannot stand John Chow

  • http://www.dcacomputers.com.au/desktop-computers/home-and-office-pc.html Desktop computers

    twitter is good way for blogging..

  • http://www.nightingalecollege.com/ Nursing College Utah

    Twitter is not only good way for blogging but yes whenver we tweat a message means reaching to mass at once.
    I love using tweater.

  • Anthon Bernard

    FOLLOW @retweetific:disqus for his original and funny tweets!

  • http://www.marketingtechblog.com Douglas Karr

    Hope I can make the list one day!

  • http://www.seopositiveltd.co.uk/ Liza

    Nice post.Thanks for sharing the list of 10 social media people on twitter .Its really a great list.Interesting piece. It can be difficult to find good blogs nowadays. Found one here though by the looks of things.