1. Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk)
That’s right, folks. The actor / producer / Demi Moore’s own personal fountain of youth on legs is number one on the social media scene. It’s really no wonder – he and Demi can’t seem to stop tweeting – in fact, their tweets are so mind-bogglingly relentless – mostly opinions on physical fitness and dieting (I did see one on the topic of medical weight loss, which I think is more than revealing given the obsession with keeping trim), I have to remind myself that I haven’t followed them every time I turn on my laptop. But weight loss tweets? Come on, guys, isn’t there more to life than losing weight?
2. Pete Cashmore (@mashable)
Pete Cashmore is a widely-recognized social media expert, social media journalist and technology consultant. He founded the Mashable blog in 2005, which is now regarded as the #6 top blog in the world. The focus of the blog is found in its slogan “all that’s new on the Web”. The blog has over 10 million unique readers, and has a full staff of 15 people, with more than 50 regular guest / writing contributors.
Cashmore’s twitter page, @mashable, has over 1.7 million followers.
3. Zappos (@zappos)
Who knew that selling shoes online could be so profitable. It’s an over 4 billion industry. Is Al Bundy aware? The young entrepreneur behind the company, Tony Hsieh, jumped on the twitter bandwagon early on, and that early adoption has paid off in spades.
4. TechCrunch (@TechCrunch)
Founded in 2005, TechCrunch is a weblog / network of technologically-focused sites obsessively dedicated to profiling / reviewing new Internet companies and products. Its twitter page has close to 1.4 million followers.
5. Kevin Rose (@kevinrose)
Founder of Digg and WeFollow, Kevin is one smart fellow. A self-billed tech angel investor, Kevin keeps his finger on the pulse of the web at all times, and his astute viewpoints / analysis of what’s happening in the virtual social scene is spot on. Take it from this social media nerd, his rants are well worth following. Check out www.kevinrose.com for a whiff of what to expect.
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