Friday, May 15, 2009

10 people to learn about social media from

I got asked yesterday for people who it would be good to follow if you wanted to learn about social media.

This is a list that could be 1000s long for me. Everyone I follow, am a friend of, read, link to, talk to... everyone teaches me about social media.

But I was asked for a list of 10. Not wishing to disappoint, here they are, completely as they fall from my fingers and onto the keyboard). I'd love to see yours shared as a list in the comments below. More people we can learn from.

Seems appropriate for a #FollowFriday on twitter... (Picture shows Euan and Stowe in London last week...)

  1. Clay Shirky (@Cshirky on twitter) - Doesn't blog and tweet often, but when he does...
  2. David Armano (@armano) - Brilliant for those of us who need diagrams.
  3. Hugh McLeod (@gapingvoid) - Social marketing with menaces. Built on Purpose.
  4. Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) - Operating manual for the social revolution. With a beard.
  5. JP Rangaswami (@jobsworth) - Warm, open and real.
  6. Mark Earls (@herdmeister) - Anti-brandist, Purpose personified.
  7. Euan Semple (@euan) - Clue-ridden and blessed with the gift of KISS
  8. Neil Perkin (@neilperkin) - Marketing strategy with chickens.
  9. Tony (@Zappos) CEO of Zappos - A case study in the value of being human on a moment by moment basis.
  10. Alan and Tomi (@alansmlxl @tomiahonen) Seminal communitarians.
Just realised the only people on that list I haven't met are Hugh and Tony. Must fix that.

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The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?