Today is #followfriday on Twitter. This is where folks on twitter will list a few individuals they follow and the tag #followfriday. It's like a 'shout out' and a recommendation all in one. I have noticed a few Twitterers mention that they wished people would say why we should follow the recommended names along with the tweet. So I started a tweet with 'Intranet Gurus to follow...' and found that I could only fit a few names -- and there's so many great Intranet professionals on Twitter that I've connected with. So instead of limiting my list to 140 characters, I've decided to list them out here as a directory of sorts. These are individuals I've networked with on twitter or individuals who have an interest in and tweet about intranets. A lot of these individuals keep regularly updated blogs on intranet topics and enterprise 2.0. And whenever I throw an intranet-related question out on Twitter, guaranteed at least five of these people will respond.
If you're an Intranet Professional, expert on intranets, or just interested in intranet discussion - comment on this post and add your name and Twitter link.
Intranet Gurus, Professionals, & Addicts to Follow on Twitter
(in no particular order)
@IntranetMatters - Stephan Schillerwein; Intranet Professional trying to improve the way people use and act on information to make the world a better (informed) place
@netjmc - Jane McConnell; global intranet and portal strategy consultant - creator of annual Global Intranet Trends Survey
@tobyward - Toby Ward; The CEO of Prescient Digital Media and author of several blogs including http://www.intranetblog.com/
@intranetwatch - Intranet Watch; IntranetWatch is a Twitter group set up for people who want to exchange ideas, tips, links, ask questions about intranets
@nicprice - Nic Price; Serendipitist. Innovator. Designer of digital things. (Has worked on many award winning intranets over the years)
@helenday - Helen Day; All things intranetty at IBF
@markmorrell - Mark Morrell; A sad, suffering Seagulls supporter who escapes from the misery to try to be a half decent intranet manager! (run's BT's intranet)
@richarddennison - Richard Dennison; Corporate social media evangelist, blogger and dad (run's BT's intranet)
@elizabethmmarsh - Elizabeth Marsh; Twittering about intranets mostly, homemade cosmetics & herby things sometimes, and whatever else comes up...
@ibf - The Intranet Benchmarking Forum (blogs about intranets and best practices)
@paulhowarmiller - Paul Miller; Entrepreneur and Intranet Leader (head of IBF - hasn't tweeted since Oct. though)
@nancyatibforum - Nancy Goebel; (works as the US rep for IBF)
@intranetlife - Roberto Cobianchi; blogger, intranet & content management consultant, beer lover, photographer http://bbltwt.com/p2rnr
@s2d_jamesr - James Robertson; Intranet and content management guru. Prolific author, owner of Step Two Designs, spends too much time on planes
@Wedge - Wedge; Writer, Editor, Internal Communications Specialist and Voluntary Organisation Director. (frequently helps me with advice on intranets)
@edwarp09 - Phil Edwards; Intranet, americana, food, wine and lots of hot loving... (experience with intranets for 10+ years)
@bevinhernandez - Bevin Hernandez; Geek girl, Project Manager, working in higher ed (Project Mgr. for Penn State's intranet redesign, read about launch here.)
@jonthegeologist - Intranets, Digital Communications at Coca-Cola Enterprises.
@shel - Shel Holtz; Communications. Technology. Jam music. Family. Life is good. (Renowned communicator who knows A LOT about technology and internal communications)
@Crescenzo - Steve Crescenzo; Leader in corporate communications (Another renowned communicator who gets the intersection of internal communications and technology)
@jschultz - Jeremy Schultz; Intranet communicator at Intel, writing global news and driving social tools behind the firewall. Food and beer-loving cyclist fighting urge to race again.
@sammarshall - Sam Marshall; Intranet & collaboration specialist
@bklein34 - bklein34; AT&T communicator in Social Media & Intranets, overall emerging comm enthusiast. Oh and chocolate & shoe enthusiast. 2nd job: wife & mom of 3.
@theparallaxview - Russell Pearson; social media inside the firewall / analogue hi fi /internal communications / intranets / Theory
@thinkintranet, @abigaillb - Abigail; Intranut, Motherof2
@thoughtfarmer - Chris McGrath; Co-creator of ThoughtFarmer, an intranet for intranet-haters.
@adenin - Martin Amm; CEO of adenin TECHNOLOGIES, a company that delivers IntelliEnterprise, a complete intranet 2.0 portal suite for enterprises. (I love the demo on their Web site)
@StepTwoDesigns - Step Two Designs; information architecture / usability / intranets / content management
@christubb - Chris Tubb; i/c intranets Orange-France Telecom group. If only everyone else knew that.
@justinavery - Justin Avery; I run website projects and film in my spare time. (works on intranets and always has great advice for me when I have intranet questions)
@jowyang - Jeremiah; Currently employed as Senior Analyst, Social Computing, Forrester Research
@lindabeth - Linda Russell; Marketing/communications professional. Professional passions: internal communications, project management, change. (Intranet Prof. for small company)
@Alex_Manchester - Alex Manchester; Technology, communications, Digital DJ and everything normal life in between...
@wiwiking - Willem Gabilly; Communicator @IBM
@dzhu - Danielle Zhu; IT consultant, web application development, enterprise 2.0, intranet, social computing, education, e-learning, language learning
@gyehuda - Gil Yehuda; Enterprise Web 2.0 analyst, drinks tea, loves music
@rozzer - Chris Rothschild; Digital Commas Manager. Trying to shoehorn Enterprise 2.0 into the organisation..one wiki at a time!
@sharonwilson - Sharon Wilson; Knowledge Management, intranet, enterprise 2.0, expertise location, social networking, global management consulting firms
@RickSpratley - Rick Spratley; Communication Canuck living in Chicago. I love hanging out at the intersection of Communication and Technology. Social Media Addict.
@tocaya - Tocaya; Corporate Communication Master grad; interested in ínternal communication for digital natives, social media, intercultural communication, languages (half in english, half in German)
@ClaudiaMulder - Claudia Mulder; Graphic designer, information junkie, interested in social networks, Web & Enterprise 2.0, poetry, philosophy, SharePoint, intranet & knowledge manageme (sometimes tweets in Dutch)
And last, but definitely not least....................... ME!
@ChristySeason - Christy Season; Intranet Strategist for power company, Comp. Engr. w/ MBA, solutions/problem solver, Web 2.0 obsessed, employee engagement research, ballet dancer & bowler
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Thank you for a fabulous list! This is what we've been needing.
Thanks for including @adenin on the list and for the compliment on the demo. I look forward to meeting the others.
Fabulous list, Christy. I feel honored to be included, and I appreciate the small company note. Anyone else reading this who is doing intranet and/or internal communications for a small company, I would love to connect on Twitter and discuss small-company challenges in particular. (Not that I don't also enjoy learning from all the larger company intranet folks, of course.)
Here's another way to find more intranet folks
Thanks for adding @intranetlife. Great work!
Thanks for linking to my blog and recognizing our work via ThoughtFarmer.
Fantastic, thanks Christy!
Great post! Thanks for the list!
Lead intranet/extranet strategy, business justification and execution for Sun, Ingres, Wrigley, McKesson amongst others
Thank you Christy - finding your tweets really useful, as is this list. I'm the intranet manager for a local government organisation in London and am always keen to learn from and share ideas with other intranet comms/tech people. @racheljacksonn.
here i am
Great resource list, especially for those new to twitter and in the intranet field. Thanks for providing! Always enjoy reading your tweets.
Great list. Was happy to see that I was following nearly all already. I find twitter one of the best informaiton resources for us Intranet Managers when you follow the right people.
@Awaze. What can I say but to steal some stuff from Ellen Degeneres and say that you must be a carpenter coz you just nailed it! The list I mean. :)
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