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People to learn from on Twitter for: Mobilists #1

June 18, 2009

I have seen plenty of lists knocking around the Twit/blogosphere relating to people to follow on Twitter, dependant on your chosen profession/interests/arena.

However these do simply relate to following.  I often find that although they may be considered a thought leader or big cheese, their tweets are often poor and pointless. One for mobile can be found here, and contains 75 people in the moible industry who Tweet about mobile. This just happens to be a great list, but 50% of these people I feel like I do not or will not learn anything from

.Now I for one do not follow someone unless I feel like I can learn something from them. Therefore, I have compiled my own list of Twitterers who I feel those within the mobile industry can learn a thing or two from. This can be in the form of sharing links, to hosting discussion, so you will recognise a real variety. Rather than babble on about how wonderful they are, I will simply tell you what I gain from following them on Twitter.

barneyWhy follow Barney Craggs?

  • Great for theoretical and practical discussion
  • Vast experience portrayed well throughout tweets
  • Loves a good rant!

tomiWhy follow Tomi Ahonen?

  • One of the Godfathers of mobile as we know it
  • Hugely insightful tweets reinforced by truly brilliant blog posts

grillWhy follow Andrew Grill?

  • Shares some great links around the mobile industry
  • Seeds his fantastic mobile advertising blog
  • Great for discussion

seabornWhy follow Scott Seaborn?

  • Shares some superb links
  • Gives an insight into the world of mobile at leading agency Ogilvy

reallymobileWhy follow The Really Mobile Project?

  • Some great characters discuss everything mobile related
  • Very entertaining and often retweets the best links of its authors
  • Brilliant for the latest reviews of up and coming handsets

Follow MarcWhy follow Marc Schmoeger?

  • Always shares some fascinating links and information
  • Incredibly well connected

Follow JmacWhy follow Jonathan Macdonald (aka Jmac)?

  • One of the key thought leaders in the communications industry
  • Seeds his brilliant and varied blog
  • Always open to discussion (just rarely via Twitter, especially DMs! 🙂 )

Follow HenreWhy follow Henre Rossouw?

  • Great insight into Mobile Marketing in a non European market (South Africa)
  • Has a habit of writing some bloody good blog posts
  • Always shares very relevant and interesting links

Follow GomonewsWhy follow Gomonews?

  • Basically an RSS feed for the brilliant mobile news website!

Follow JimboWhy follow James Cameron?

  • Knows his stuff
  • Always retweets the best information from his brillaint contacts
  • The man in the know about events in the mobile industry

So there it is! Part One down! I have plenty of ideas for who should be in my part two, but hoping that anyone not included will step their game up!!

Feel free to make suggestions (even yourself!) below in the comments!

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2009 1:12 pm

    Twitter’s a peculiar beast. Its value, really, lies in the numbers, which may sound contradictory. I’m all for value and value for me is measured in relevant information pushed via links to thought leading articles. It takes a while to find the Twitter users that add this sort of value on a regular basis…which is why a constant search for them is crucial.

    I’m always on the lookout for mobile enthusiasts which makes this blog post immensely valuable.

    It’s also profoundly humbling to be mentioned in the same breath as Tomi Ahonen, whom you rightly label the godfather of mobile. If more people aspire to creating content the way he does on his blog, the more more case studies, statistics, campaign breakdowns and mobile innovation we’ll be exposed to.

    And that in itself can only bode well for this fascinating industry.

    Thanks for the mention Carl. It’s highly appreciated.

    PS: I see you’re a rugby nut. I honestly cannot wait for the first British & Irish Lions test against the Springboks this weekend. 🙂

  2. June 30, 2009 4:26 pm

    there are some good names up here but here’s some more worth checking out (incl. myself *blush*

    @mobilewebjunkie for mobile publishing and platform dev

    @wapplemobileweb for more of the same but less dev more business dev

    @kinchyuk great blogging about industry in general and very newsy

    @joshdahaliwal – mobile youth

    @darlingbuds – everything else and in between – events, initiatives, etc

    • carlmartin1987 permalink*
      June 30, 2009 4:29 pm

      Thanks for the further additions! However as explained, its only part one, so will be creating part deux in the very near future.

      Thanks again!

      Carlos

  3. Tomi Ahonen permalink
    July 16, 2009 12:31 am

    Thank you so much Carl for the very kind comments. I really appreciate the list you have here and follow all of these great minds as well as yourself of course. Its an honor to be listed in this company.

    Two quick comments about Twitter. One, I hate Twitter because it totally overwhelms you and steals all your time, while making it seem like you are working.

    Two I love Twitter because of the immediacy of the interaction(s). On blogs we can go a week without a comment, but on Twitter if we post something that is of interest to others, they do retweet it or send you a reply or a private message. It is very immediate and I feel like I am engaging with far more of my readers and fans than just on the blog or on some expert forums like Forum Oxford.

    So like a true consultant, I am of two minds with Twitter, on the one hand I hate it, on the other hand I have my other phone, Tweeting again something 🙂

    Tomi Ahonen 🙂
    http://www.tomiahonen.com

  4. July 24, 2009 11:12 am

    interesting looking forward to hearing more – if its the word on everything from mobile to sneakers follow @iam_jiggaG

  5. August 24, 2009 12:32 pm

    Nice, nice, having a peek at this lot now, really interesting. Cheers.

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