From the fabricator: Tops on Twitter
Back in mid-2009, I debuted the "Twitter Top 10" on my blog, and since then, I have spotlighted various "tweets" of the week. Well, it is time to update the list. More and more people have joined Twitter, and it's becoming a way of life and communication for many. Twitter itself has also changed; it's not used as much for personal updates but for the sharing of news and information. Some of that information normally would not see the light of day, so it has become valuable.
So, if you are on Twitter and you are not following these folks, it is time to do so. You will thank me later. If you are not on Twitter yet, keep these folks in mind for when you do jump on in. This list is for industry-related folks and companies. In the next few weeks, I will highlight non-industry "must follows."
These are in no specific order:
- @SouthwallTech: This feed is run by Bruce Lang of Southwall, and he mixes in some super links with a daily news piece.
- @JChaseGlass: The wonderful Jenni Chase (Hey, I mean it, even if she is my editor when the blog appears in e-glass weekly) runs this one and it's a great way to stay up on the news as she posts when it happens.
- @Glassandglazing: Run by Greg Carney. It's no secret that I am fan of Greg, and his tweets, while more sporadic than usual lately, are always worthy.
- @GlassBuild: This feed is the best way to stay ahead of the news about the premier industry show. And from what I hear, this feed will really be ramping up in the next few weeks.
- @Glasslam: Run by Matt Hale, this is probably the most active, interesting and diverse feed on Twitter as it relates to our industry. It's very rare that a story gets by Matt.
- @RavenBrick and @Sage_Glass: These two powers of the dynamic glass world both have strong, growing and interesting Twitter feeds. And with both companies constantly making technical strides, Twitter is a usually a great outlet for that news.
- @HeatherWestPR: Heather is a PR icon who I have mentioned here before, and her feed lives up to her stature. Tons of interesting links and stories. How she finds some of the stuff, which has great relevance to our world, is beyond me.
- @ArleneOnEnergy: Arlene Stewart, as I have noted here before, has made news with her feed and she is very good from an information dissemination standpoint. She really uses the medium effectively.
- @YKKAPAmerica: Very green news-focused but mixes in fun links and pictures. Also a very conversational feed. I'm not sure who is behind it at YKK, but that person deserves a pat on the back.
- @EnclosCorp: One of the largest glaziers around runs a very sharp and effective feed. They use it well, and the reader benefits.
Honorable mentions (and still worthy of a follow of course):
Of course, if you want to follow me, I am at @MaxPSoleSource. But, I am nowhere as fun or interesting as any of the above. I save it for this blog!
- The new Apple store design really is amazing. I'm not sure how the other glass geeks out there feel about it, but I really dig it.
- College football is getting interesting. Wild game with Alabama-LSU (sorry, gang at Coral, tough one), and now we head down the stretch with the last few games and conference championships. Gonna be fun to follow.
- Last this week, Glass Magazine has their latest edition of "G3" out. This is where industry folks weigh in on a question, and this month features three absolute heavyweights in David Petratis of Quanex, Lloyd Talbert of CRL and Mark Silverberg of Technoform. Three paragraphs from three interesting and well-put-together men. Check it out.
The author is founder of Sole Source Consultants, a consulting firm for the building products industry that specializes in marketing, branding, communication strategy and overall reputation management, as well as website and social media, and codes and specifications. E-mail him at MaxP@SoleSourceConsultants.com.
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