Intranet Professionals on Twitter

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


Meryl K. Evans said...

Thank you for a fabulous list! This is what we've been needing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including @adenin on the list and for the compliment on the demo. I look forward to meeting the others.

Unknown said...

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.)

- @lindabeth

Meryl K. Evans said...

Here's another way to find more intranet folks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for adding @intranetlife. Great work!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking to my blog and recognizing our work via ThoughtFarmer.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, thanks Christy!

Anonymous said...

Great post! Thanks for the list!


Sameer Patel said...

Lead intranet/extranet strategy, business justification and execution for Sun, Ingres, Wrigley, McKesson amongst others

Rachel said...

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.

giacomo masopn said...

here i am

Carolyn Douglas said...

Great resource list, especially for those new to twitter and in the intranet field. Thanks for providing! Always enjoy reading your tweets.


Peter Richards said...

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.

Fredrik Andersson said...

@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. :)