After just completing a wee quarterly cleansing of my Twitter ‘following’ list (the people I follow), it occurred to me that there’s really only a handful of tweeters I truly keep my eyes on on a daily basis. When all is said and done, if you’re simply telling me about what you had for lunch, I’m going to skim over your tweets if not drop you from my list altogether.
Obviously it helps if the people I choose to follow are tweeting about topics that I care and am passionate about. Web, design, Macs, photography and the great outdoors… if you delve into any of these treasure trove topics then I am generally putty in your hands. That’s probably the reason why the following 5 tweeters are at the top of my interest list.
Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand or you’re not remotely interested in what’s hot on the Internet on any given day of the week, then you most certainly would have heard of www.mashable.com.
The Mashable twitter account, maintained by the Scottish CEO of Mashable, Pete Cashmore, is a constant stream of alerts covering the latest happenings in the world of Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and other top players on the web. +1.6 million followers can’t be wrong!
As listed on her website, Lisa Bettany (aka ‘Mostly Lisa’) is “a Canadian television and podcasting personality, professional photographer, media producer, and blogger” – a quintuple threat if ever there’s been one.
In addition to her excellent blog posts on aspects of photography, Lisa manages to entertain with her often quirky accounts of life in general, and also through her posting of some really great photography related links.
Karl Woll, author of the truly awesome ‘Outdoor Vancouver‘ blog, is easily one of my favourite tweeters. Following Karl, I have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing what is going on in the outdoors in BC’s Lower Mainland.
Be it hiking, biking, kayaking or just sharing links to amazing outdoor flavoured videos, Karl has it covered and I love every minute of it!
For a long time I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if there was a tweeter who would seek out and share the best photographic images that appear on the web daily. I recently stumbled across @amazingpics who more than adequately fills this need.
Drawing from a number of well known amateur photography sites, @amazingpics hand picks the tweeted images which keep me inspired day after day…
Finally, it’s rare that I can find the time to pour over news websites in order to keep up with what’s going on in the world, especially for breaking news that almost calls for ongoing monitoring.
Promoted as the fastest Twitter-based news service since 2007, these guys certainly live up to their hype by supplying up-to-the-minute informative tweets covering the biggest breaking news stories from around the globe. A definite “must follow” in my books.