YOUR 40 Top People To Follow on Twitter

My "40 PR-Related People To Follow On Twitter" post yesterday got quite the reaction – both in terms of traffic and conversation. I was thrilled to see the number of people who responded, recommending other people, and happy to observe that I was already following many of those who were recommended.

Bizarrely, as it turns out, you recommended the same number of people that I did (at this point in time, anyway).

So here they are – in no particular order, in the same categories as yesterday – your 40 people to follow on Twitter:

Social Media Folks

1. Amber Naslund@ambercadabra – Director of Community for Radian6
2. Warren Sukernek@warrenss – Director of Content Marketing for Radian6
3. Mack Collier@mackcollier – Social media consultant. Writes The Viral Garden blog
4. Connie Reece@conniereece – Texas-based founder of Every Dot Connects
5. Sonny Gill@SonnyGill – Online/social media marketer
6. Debra Mastaler@debramastaler – Search engine marketer
7. Liana Evans@storyspinner – Online marketer
8. Wayne MacPhail@wmacphail – Emerging media consultant, photographer, Toronto social media scene ever-present, nice guy
9. Connie Bensen@cbensen – Community strategist for Techrigy
10. Charlene Li@charleneli Social media consultant, formerly of Forrester Research. Co-author of Groundswell
11. Leslie Carothers@tkpleslie – Writer and social media "strategist"

Communicators

12. Lisa Dilg@pprlisa – PR exec at PerkettPR
13. Jami Reyes@jamimiami – Public and government relations specialist
14. Kellye Crane@KellyeCrane – PR/MarCom writer and consultant
15. Scott Meis@scottmeis – Senior project director at Chicago communications firm Carolyn Grisko & Associates Inc
16. Arik Hansen@arikhansen – Communications pro based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
17. Andrea Betts@arbetts – New York-based young PR professional
18. James Walker@jaywalk1 – Washington, DC-based communications pro
19. Steve Rubel@steverubel – Senior VP and director of insights for Edelman Digital

Educators

20. Kate Sweester@kaye – Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia teaching PR research and communication
21. Kelli Matthews@kmatthews – PR instructor at the University of Oregon
22. Barbara Nixon@barbaranixon – Assistant professor of communication arts at Georgia Southern University
23. Beverly Macy@beverlymacy – Social media instructor at UCLA (self-nominated)

Corporate Twitterers

24. Scott Monty@scottmonty – Head of social media at Ford and "generally nice guy" – keynoting at the Mesh Conference in Toronto in April
25. Frank Eliason@comcastcares – Comcast’s Director of Digital Care
26. PR Week@prweekstaff – Generic feed for PR Week staff
27. Tonia Hammer@toniahammer – Community relations/PR/social media girl at Molson, and a good friend of mine
28. Adam Moffat@molsonmoffat – Manager of brand and marketing PR at Molson
29. Bryan Cox@molsonbryan – Government relations and PR at Molson
30. Ross Buchanan@molsonross – Another Molson-er
31. Julia Rosen@juliarosien – Natura Mattresses

Miscellaneous Professions

32. Kirk Lapointe@kirklapointe – Managing Editor of the Vancouver Sun and Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Journalism
33. Edward Branley@YatPundit – New Orleans-based computer consultant
34. Phil Baumann@philbaumann – Registered Nurse. Has a cool presentation on 140 healthcare uses for Twitter
35. Shelli Johnson@yellowstoneshel Founder and Chief Strategist of Yellowstone International – a tourism think tank
36. Andy Quayle@techburgh – CEO of web hosting company Tubu Internet Solutions
37. Jeremy Meyers@jeremymeyers – A/V digital content producer
38. Kim Wood@KimWood – Philly-based realtor
39. Ryan Deschamps@ryandeschamps – e-Learning Services Manager at the Halifax Public Libraries in Halifax, Canada
40. Steve Leon@steveleon – Partner, ShowStoppers press events (self-nominated)

Who else have we missed?

(I don’t normally write long list-like posts like this – hence I’m posting this on a weekend, which I don’t usually do. Normal service, sans-lists, will resume on Monday!)

42 comments
@MindSmack
@MindSmack

I have been a big fan of @JasonSnell - Editorial Director of Macworld and @Padmasree Warrior CTO at Cisco Systems. @MindSmack

@MindSmack
@MindSmack

I have been a big fan of @JasonSnell - Editorial Director of Macworld and @Padmasree Warrior CTO at Cisco Systems.

@MindSmack

James S. Walker
James S. Walker

Many thanks for including me Dave! I need to check out all the tweeps new to me listed here.

James S. Walker
James S. Walker

Many thanks for including me Dave! I need to check out all the tweeps new to me listed here.

Scott Meis
Scott Meis

An absolute honor to be included on this list Dave. So many great folks, cheers.

Scott Meis
Scott Meis

An absolute honor to be included on this list Dave. So many great folks, cheers.

Ryan Deschamps
Ryan Deschamps

Wow. Can't believe I made the list. Must have bought the right person a beer at the right time. :)

Ryan Deschamps
Ryan Deschamps

Wow. Can't believe I made the list. Must have bought the right person a beer at the right time. :)

JamiMiami
JamiMiami

Dave,
I'm very flattered to be on this list. Thanks for including me and thank you to whomever recommended me.
Jami

JamiMiami
JamiMiami

Dave, I'm very flattered to be on this list. Thanks for including me and thank you to whomever recommended me. Jami

pprlisa
pprlisa

Dave, I am thrilled and flattered (thanks to you and @bethharte). Its funny, I saw a tweet from you the other day and I thought, I need to start talking to Dave again more and get some inspiration from him. So even though we don't always connect as much, I still am paying attention, which is really one of the coolest things about Twitter - people can keep up with you without you even realizing it. thanks - Lisa

pprlisa
pprlisa

Dave,

I am thrilled and flattered (thanks to you and @BethHarte). Its funny, I saw a tweet from you the other day and I thought, I need to start talking to Dave again more and get some inspiration from him. So even though we don't always connect as much, I still am paying attention, which is really one of the coolest things about Twitter - people can keep up with you without you even realizing it.

thanks - Lisa

Adam Moffat
Adam Moffat

wow...honoured to be included in your list, Dave. Many thanks! A great networking opportunity. Cheers

Adam Moffat
Adam Moffat

wow...honoured to be included in your list, Dave. Many thanks! A great networking opportunity.

Cheers

Dan Satterfield
Dan Satterfield

I think you should definitely add Stephen Fry into your list. A master at using the English language.

Dan Satterfield
Dan Satterfield

I think you should definitely add Stephen Fry into your list. A master at using the English language.

Igor Kheifets
Igor Kheifets

Thanks for sharing!

I think Jonathan Budd and Jodie Thompson should be included there also...

Igor Kheifets
Igor Kheifets

Thanks for sharing! I think Jonathan Budd and Jodie Thompson should be included there also...

Eden Spodek
Eden Spodek

Dave, people who like these lists may be interested in following @journchat founded by @prsarahevans. For the uninitiated, @journchat (search #journchat) is a twitter event on Monday nights for PR people, journalists, bloggers and other interested parties.

Cheers,
Eden

Eden Spodek
Eden Spodek

Dave, people who like these lists may be interested in following @journchat founded by @PRsarahevans. For the uninitiated, @journchat (search #journchat) is a twitter event on Monday nights for PR people, journalists, bloggers and other interested parties. Cheers, Eden

Sonny Gill
Sonny Gill

Wow, definitely honored to be included in your list of some fine people I look up to. Totally appreciate it!

Sonny Gill
Sonny Gill

Wow, definitely honored to be included in your list of some fine people I look up to. Totally appreciate it!

Dave Fleet
Dave Fleet

Hey Tonia... I love it too! I particularly like that it lets me see conversations about my posts that I would never see if they didn't reference my username in their post. I see way more now than I used to.

Dave Fleet
Dave Fleet

Hey Tonia... I love it too! I particularly like that it lets me see conversations about my posts that I would never see if they didn't reference my username in their post. I see way more now than I used to.

@toniahammer
@toniahammer

Humbled to be among so many great twitterers! Great list of people between the two posts with many more out there.

Loving the twitter in your replies Dave. Was going to do a little research behind Chat Catcher and then thought, if Dave uses it, he probably wrote a post about it with the pros and cons! Which I found :) Thanks!

@toniahammer
@toniahammer

Humbled to be among so many great twitterers! Great list of people between the two posts with many more out there. Loving the twitter in your replies Dave. Was going to do a little research behind Chat Catcher and then thought, if Dave uses it, he probably wrote a post about it with the pros and cons! Which I found :) Thanks!

Phil Baumann
Phil Baumann

Dave, Nice list and thank you for including me and so many other good peeps. Perhaps you could do a Weekly 40 post. Twitterers love Twitter directories.

Phil Baumann
Phil Baumann

Dave,

Nice list and thank you for including me and so many other good peeps. Perhaps you could do a Weekly 40 post. Twitterers love Twitter directories.

leslie carothers
leslie carothers

I am very humbled to have made this list. Many thanks to whomever thought I deserved to be here. I twitter for BiOH Polyols also at BiOH4alltkp which will be up today. BiOH is div.of Cargill and makes a soy based replacement for foam used in furniture, bedding and auto industries. Again, thank you. I am truly humbled and appreciate all of my friends in the social media world.

leslie carothers
leslie carothers

I am very humbled to have made this list. Many thanks to whomever thought I deserved to be here.

I twitter for BiOH Polyols also at BiOH4alltkp which will be up today. BiOH is div.of Cargill and makes a soy based replacement for foam used in furniture, bedding and auto industries.

Again, thank you. I am truly humbled and appreciate all of my friends in the social media world.

Connie Bensen
Connie Bensen

Thanks Dave for including my name in this list. And thank you also for introducing me to many new people to follow!

Connie Bensen
Connie Bensen

Thanks Dave for including my name in this list. And thank you also for introducing me to many new people to follow!

Connie Reece
Connie Reece

Dave, thanks for including me in this list. Personal recommendations from someone whose opinion I trust are much more important to me than the rankings from all the Twitter tools out there. So I'll be checking out the people listed here that I don't already know.

Connie Reece
Connie Reece

Dave, thanks for including me in this list. Personal recommendations from someone whose opinion I trust are much more important to me than the rankings from all the Twitter tools out there. So I'll be checking out the people listed here that I don't already know.

Warren Sukernek
Warren Sukernek

Thanks for including me in this great list of social media peeps (in no particular order, btw). I am honored and humbled to be on here.

Warren Sukernek
Warren Sukernek

Thanks for including me in this great list of social media peeps (in no particular order, btw). I am honored and humbled to be on here.

Amber Naslund
Amber Naslund

Ah, I see my check arrived to someone...

I kid, of course. Thanks for digging my name out of the comments, and for introducing me to some great new people through both of these posts. That's the point after all, innit?

Cheers,
Amber

Amber Naslund
Amber Naslund

Ah, I see my check arrived to someone... I kid, of course. Thanks for digging my name out of the comments, and for introducing me to some great new people through both of these posts. That's the point after all, innit? Cheers, Amber

Dave Fleet
Dave Fleet

Liz - if you read the post, you'll see that they're in no particular order.

Dave Fleet
Dave Fleet

Liz - if you read the post, you'll see that they're in no particular order.

Liz
Liz

I love seeing these lists although I'd like people not to have ranks assigned to them. Just do away with the numbers, it's more about finding out about new people.

Liz
Liz

I love seeing these lists although I'd like people not to have ranks assigned to them. Just do away with the numbers, it's more about finding out about new people.

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