With the flood of people flocking to Twitter these days, it can be daunting to try and figure out who’s worth following and who isn’t. Here is my list of 25 Houston business tweeple that inspire, bring laughter, have influence and are just plain cool (in no particular order).
1. @astro_mike – Mike Massimino
NASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125
2. @drrbradley – Dr. Richard Bradley
Emergency physician with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
3. @BillWhiteforTX – Mayor Bill White
Son of San Antonio schoolteachers. Husband, father. Successful businessman. Mayor of Houston, winner in Profile in Courage Award. Candidate for U.S. Senate.
4. @baldheretic – Jay Lee
Helpline columnist for the Houston Chronicle, creator and host of Technology Bytes. Folk musician and shameless shutterbug.
5. @marc1919 – Marc Nathan
Web 2.0 Angel Investor & Technology Startup Incubator. Houston Technology Center.
6. @waterdesign – Heather Loftiss
Branding Goddess, designer lady, mom, wife/business partner, incoming AAF-H Branding Czar, gardener and photographer. Isn’t that enough?
7. @growth_coach – Jared Polak
I’m passionate about helping my community achieve success and balance in their lives
8. @Bukowsky – Jeff Flowers
To Build a Better World, You Must Start in Your Own Community.Web Developer. Graphic Designer. Social Media Guru.
9. @TheMoleskin – Kelsey Ruger
Senior-level software architect, web and UI designer. Passionate about creative thinking, training and employee development. VP at Pop Labs
10. @Jaseone – Jason Bainbridge
Geek, wanna be photographer, cyclist, beer & coffee lover! IT guy.
11.@JennTex – Jennifer Texada
Communications Program Manager at M. D. Anderson focusing on Social Media and stuff like that.
12. @she_eats – Katharine Shilcutt
Web editor for the Houston Press. Lover of food and beer. Probably of you, too.
13. @ericaogrady – Erica O’Grady
CXO Peanut Butter Media
14. @CoffeeGroundz – JR Cohen
I am a strong cup of coffee and by night I am a Belgium beer. We are your local cheers! #SupportLocal #GrowTogether
15. @lmayes – Laura Mayes
Who doesn’t want to write in 140 characters? Also wrote the upcoming book Kirtsy Takes a Bow (October 2009) And I helped found Kirtsy.com. Hooray! Etc.
16. @gracerodriguez – Grace Rodriguez
Ayn brand | social media consultant . community builder . creative . writer . speaker . activist . advocate | into : art . film . music . design . strategery
17. @imelda – Imelda
Wife, mom, computer geek from houston, texas who loves to take photos!
18. @TheBloggess – Jenny
Good Mom/Bad Mom blogger for Houston Chronicle
19. @Freebies4Mom – Heather
I blog at Freebies4Mom.com to help everyone save money with freebies, coupons, giveaways, sweepstakes, and money-saving tips
20. @Cosmopolitician – Monica Danna
Event planner + PR gal + social media maniac + houston fanatic + design lover + dance freak
21. @dsilverman – Dwight Silverman
Techblogger, computer columnist, blog editor @ Houston Chronicle | chron.com. Co-host of Technology Bytes radio show. Computer book author.
22. @MistyKhan – Misty Khan
Mommy, wife, family girl. Outlook, sales, & marketing consultant. entrepreneur, runner, wine lover, dog lover. Jewish Conservative #TCOT
23. @eschipul – Ed Schipul
Some guy from Houston who does web stuff with a bunch of other web people. Schipul Web Marketing.
24. @EstherSteinfeld – Blinds.com PR
PR gal, NotAllCEOsAreJerks.com Founder, Correspondent for The Business Makers Show, lover of Interior Design, buttermilk biscuits, cockapoos, & dance
25. @alangham – Arthur Langham
Programmer, Ironman finisher, Desert Storm veteran, font snob, and grammar nazi.
**Those of us tweeting from 3coast
@RSABoss – CEO
@scsweeney – COO
@Jrockross – Managed Services Manager
@scottgondesen – Client Relations Director
@HollystarPR – Marketing Manager
I couldn’t possibly include everyone that’s wonderful, so…who are your favs?
Holly, Fantastic!. I just started in Twitter. Thank you for reaching out to Houstonians.
Thank you for including me in your list! It’s an honor to be among such amazing people. Glad to know someone enjoys my schizophrenic tweets. I only hope I can live up to being an inspiration…or to making people laugh. I am but an egg.
…so, um, is it okay now to ask for your help in spreading the word about supporting the Houston Area Women’s Center at Twestival Houston September 13? 😉 @twesth
I’m totally flattered to be included in this list. Also, I feel pressure now to be funny. Which I’ll probably fail at. So thanks for that. (But really, this is awesome).
Aw Holly, you’re too sweet! Thank you for including me on the list, I appreciate it 🙂
Holly, thank you so much for including me on this list – like Grace I feel honored to be included in with such a great group! And thank you too for your contribution to the Houston Social Media crowd – always enjoy your tweets and updates!
Thanks for including me Holly! You have a great list here! I few more I need to follow. Thanks again!
You are most welcome, ladies! We have such an insightful and fun Houston Twitter community. At my social media presentations, people are always asking me who to follow. I just wanted to give the newbies a jumpstart.
This is a great article. I am always trying to figure out how to use social media to make local Houston connections.
I really appreciate it! This list helps tremendously!
Great list Holly! Love the variety and some of them I’m not following yet! oh no – to adding I must go!