Currently, there are 500 million users tweeting their thoughts away with 140 characters. Can you imagine following every single one? Talk about overheating your brain. Instead of allowing us to be vulnerable to that much overloading, we have the power to selectively follow certain people whose thoughts are deemed important or relevant.
These are the people I think are important and great to follow because of who they are and what they do. I believe that every person has established an admirable reputation and it is inspirational. In no particular order, I follow:
Soledad O’Brien (@Soledad_OBrien) is considered one of the most hard hitting journalists of today. She strives to answer the questions that aren’t easy to answer or haven’t been answered.
Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) has slowly, but surely become a representative for females in sportscasting. Her tweets are informative about sporting events and personally delightful.
Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) has built a great sportscasting reputation with Sportscenter. Her professionalism is a great example of how sports journalism could be.
Kathy Walsh (@WalshCBS4) is a local newscaster from Denver. Although she does not tweet often, her tweets are mainly newsworthy which is a useful and valuable skill to acquire.
Kami Carmann (@KamiCarmann) is another local sports newscaster from Denver. She has worked very hard to get where she is and it is an admirable trait.
Jeff Kassouf (@JeffKassouf) is a producer for NBCSports.com as well as a soccer journalist. His tweets contain newsworthy and soccer related information.
Katie Couric (@katiecouric) doesn’t need any introduction to who she is because she is an iconic news anchor. I follow her because I think she asks good questions and has the privilege to share amazing stories.
Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) is a world renowned journalist for the New York Times. Although he writes the tech articles, his journalistic experience is great to follow. He is so well known, someone set up a fake Walt Mossberg twitter account/handle!
Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) is ABC’s Global Affairs anchor and known internationally. Her tweets consist of international news. Even though I am not interested in becoming an anchor, she has impressively become one of the top well known anchors in the world.
Khadija Patel (@khadijapatel) is a journalist with the Daily Maverick from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a live-tweeter, informing the world of human stories through brief 140 characters, but dense statements.