Raysa’s #FF (“Follow Friday”) Picks of the Week – 5/11/12
Starting this week, I’ll be suggesting Twitter users to follow across various categories. For those who aren’t familiar with hashtag-FF, #FF stands for “Follow Friday”. Every Friday, many Twitter users use this hashtag on tweets to suggest tweeps to follow. Getting a #FF is always nice, and it helps connect Twitter users with similar interests. I’ve found a number of great tweeps by following users mentioned in #FF posts.
Many people start with Twitter and have no idea what to do after they’ve joined. As I’ve mentioned one of my previous posts, 7 Reasons Why You Should Be on Twitter, there’s a number of things you can do when you’re first starting out. One suggestion I made was follow user accounts that relate to your interests.
Here are some suggestions that span the interest areas of this blog.
Technology & Social Media
If you’re into technology and want to know the latest, particularly in the online and social media world, check out the following:
- @techcrunch – Tech news. Lots of it. Good for knowing the latest.
- @mashable – Lots of information on what’s going on in social media. A sub-account worth reading is @charlie_white, Senior Editor. (He often posts news before it hits the main Mashable Twitter account).
- @TweetSmarter – If you need to know more about Twitter, this is a great place to find tips and tricks.
Folks I Connected with via LinkedIn’s “Social Media News” Group
Real people! And ones who are interested in social media. Following brands and companies is all well and good, but it’s nice to read posts by people involved in my areas of interest. Even with companies working to be more personable and engaging, you can’t beat the quirky greatness of truly personal tweets.
- @Deondriea – I love her style. She’s so much fun to read. Go check out her tweets and see if they don’t make you smile.
- @SaraLDonnelly – Interests span social media to lyme disease. Check her out and get variety!
- @jennykaypollock – Social media posts + lots of friendliness! Responsive and a consistent updater. I definitely enjoy reading her tweets.
- @Steveology – Lots of posting going on here and much and more of it is about social media. If you want as much info as you can handle (second only perhaps, on my feed, to @jeffbullas when it comes to social media, blogging and personal branding), check out this guy!
There are LOTS of these, so I’ll just mention a few I find post really great content.
- @Kiplinger – Yep, I mentioned them in a previous post, and if you’re at all interested in personal finance I suggest keeping up with their tweets. They have great articles, good tips and lots of relevant info.
- @SmartMoney – The Wall Street Journal’s personal finance magazine. Many times their tweets take you to the heart of a financial matter and give you something to think about.
- @LearnVest – A great resource for women interested in personal finance (though the info is relevant for men, too).
- @MoneyUnder30 – Financial advice posts for those who are just starting out with financial planning (the under 30 crowd).
- @deaconhayes – A new find with interesting finance posts. Check out his blog at WellKeptWallet.com. Looking forward to keeping up with his work.
Remember to check out your favorites across music, TV, books, etc. I’ll share just a couple of my entertainment faves here:
- Authors – @askanyone, Sloane Crosley. Witty tweets that remind me a lot of her writing style. (If you haven’t read her books, do it! Her essays had me laughing out loud on the metro more than once).
- Movies – @boxofficemojo – I’m geeky enough to enjoy movie stats, particularly how much money blockbusters rake in during their opening weekends. (Avengers, anyone?)
- Books & TV Shows – Game of Thrones. For the book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, @westerosorg (they’ve got all the info). For the TV show, @GameOfThrones.
- TV Shows – New Girl. Seriously, who doesn’t love this show? @NewGirlonFOX. Also, the actor who plays Schmidt often has fun tweets over at @iamgreenfield.
Alright, I’m done throwing out names! Hopefully I’ve given you some interesting accounts to consider following and ideas about who and what to look for on Twitter.
One last thought: Check out who your friends are following! Often you’ll find accounts you’re interested in my looking through their lists of who their Following and also their Followers. Happy Twitter-ing, tweeps!
Note: I’m not affiliated with any of the entities listed above. I just enjoy reading their tweets.