25 People You Should Follow That Twitter About Social Media

twitter_logo_125x29In the past, I have used Twitter on behalf of my clients to help them get more exposure and manage their PR using social media. I routinely read through tweets from some of the leading people in social media who were constantly providing me with new ideas on how to help my clients through the use of Twitter, Digg and other social media sites.

After constantly reading tweets from the movers and shakers in social media, I have built up a list of Twitterers that every marketer should follow if you are in anyway involved in the world of social media. The amount of useful information provided by these people will amaze you.

  1. Pete Cashmore
    Pete’s bio “Follow Mashable for the latest news on Twitter, social networking and social media.
    Followers: 64,419
  2. Robert Scoble
    Robert calls himself a “Tech geek blogger who writes about and videos innovators in tech industry.”
    Followers: 57,473
  3. Chris Brogan
    Chris’ bio: “
    President, New Marketing Labs, a social media agency and education company.
    Followers: 41,140
  4. Darren Rowse
    Darren’s bio: “
    Blogger, Author, Social Media Participant. Get a peek behind the scenes with my Tweets. Check out TwiTip.com for Twitter Tips.
    Followers: 35,595
  5. Jeremiah Owyang
    Jeremiah’s bio: “
    Currently employed as Senior Analyst, Social Computing, Forrester Research | How I use Twitter http://tinyurl.com/24lv65
    Followers: 28,086
  6. Steve Rubel
    From Steve’s blog: “Steve Rubel explores how emerging technologies are revolutionizing marketing communications”
    Followers: 17,294
  7. Wayne Sutton
    His bio: “
    New/Social Media Technology Evangelist, IT & Mobile Consultant, tech company, Marketing, News, blogs, video, podcast, vlog, blogging
    Followers: 16,455
  8. Brian Solis
    From Wikipedia: “
    Solis is a co-founder of the Social Media Club, a national organization which convenes events for the purpose of sharing best practices, establishing standards and promoting social media literacy. He is an original member of the Media 2.0 Workgroup, and also contributes to the Social Media Collective.
    Followers: 15,192
  9. Brian Clark
    Brian’s bio: “
    Copyblogger, Teaching Sells, DIY Themes, Lateral Action and sub-radar sites.
    Followers: 14,622
  10. Maki
    Maki’s bio: “
    Philosophy student. Anime Otaku. Concerned citizen of the world.
    Followers: 11,107
  11. Scott Monty
    Scott’s bio: “
    Head of social media at Ford, husband, dad, host of http://ihearofsherlock.com, and a generally nice guy. Formerly from Boston.
    Followers: 10,992
  12. David Armano
    David’s bio: “
    The perfect balance of left/right brain thinking from a highly imperfect man. http://darmano.typepad.com
    Followers: 10,819
  13. Jeff Jarvis
    From his blog: “
    JEFF JARVIS blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program at the City University of New York.
    Followers: 8,485
  14. John Jantsch
    John’s bio: “
    Small business marketing and digital technology coach and author of Duct Tape Marketing
    Followers: 7,777
  15. Todd Defren
    From Todd’s blog: “
    Hi, I’m Todd Defren. In my primary role, I am a principal at SHIFT Communications.
    Followers: 7,738
  16. Lee Odden
    Lee’s bio: “
    The GENUINE Twitter account of Chief Digital PR, SEO & Social Media Enthusiast for TopRankMarketing.com
    Followers: 7,500
  17. Andy Beal
    Andy’s bio: “
    Founder of Trackur and internet marketing consultant, always trying new stuff.
    Followers: 6,898
  18. Tamar Weinberg
    Her bio: “
    social media consultant and blogger among other things.
    Followers: 6,668
  19. Mitch Joel
    Mitch’s bio: “
    President of Twist Image. Blogger and Podcaster of Six Pixels of Separation. Speaker, Author, Journalist.
    Followers: 6,324
  20. Peter Kim
    His bio: “
    Working on changing the world of work.
    Followers: 5,637
  21. Neil Patel
    Neil is “
    Kinda A Big Deal
    Followers: 5,496
  22. Shama
    Her bio: “
    Online Marketing Expert, Speaker, Blogger, Texas Gal
    Followers: 5,951
  23. JD Lasica
    JD’s bio: “
    Blogger since 2001. Socialmedia.biz was named the #1 site covering the social Web. Strategist, author, journalist, entrepreneur, travel addict.
    Followers: 5,358
  24. Muhammad Saleem
    From his blog “
    i started my writing career with the mu life, covering social media, however, after joining pronet advertising i stopped maintaining the former site and moved that content to this site.”
    Followers: 4,078
  25. Jennifer Laycock
    Her bio: “Kid Wrangler, Online Marketer, Professional Blogger, Buffy Addict, Bento Maker. Chair of http://www.unleashedconference.com
    Followers: 2,919

I know that there are more than just 25 people who are making useful contributions to those of you looking to keep up to date and learn more about social media marketing, so if you remember someone you think should be on this list feel free to let me know in the comments below.

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