The Mobile Industry outed on Twitter!
I’ve previously mentioned that Twitter is a great tool for staying in touch with Mobile industry professionals. I follow many people in the mobile industry in Australia and around the world, and stay up to date with what they’re doing on a day to day basis. By following these people I find Twitter to be a great resource for sharing information, building relationships, asking questions and hearing industry news the moment it happens.
The value of twitter is entirely dependent on the quality of the people you follow, so I’ve listed a few of the mobile industry twitterers that I follow below. It’s not all of them by any stretch, and there are plenty more digital, advertising & online superstars that are well worth following on top of this bunch.
Mobile people on Twitter
@andrewgrill mobile advertising consultant, blogger and Aus expat based in London
@antonymd CEO of QM codes and Mobile Mondays organiser
@benaroberts mobile search & mobile SEO expert & founder of GoMo news
@bennyg mobile designer and user experience dude
@chriskettle founder of my247.mobi
@claudiamob Mobile advertising at Group M and AIMIA Mobile Industry Group queen
@digitalj mobile evangelist, MEGA girl and groovy chick at Hyperfactory
@ilicco head of mobile, reuters Europe
@jonnyschneider mobile web producer and mobile SEO dude
@frontfoot local mobile site and app developers
@guyglover local mobile marketing evangelist
@jenwilsonsydney speaker & mobile visionary and Director at Project Factory
@katekendall online editor of Aus Marketing Magazine
@momomelb updates on Mobile Mondays Melbourne events & happenings
@shanewilliamson MoMo Sydney dude
@timparsons MoMo Sydney dude
@oliverw mobile user experience guru of Ideal Interfaces & MoMo Sydney dude
@pubzak your one stop iPhone dev shop and head honcho at Mogeneration
@vero mobile geek of London and community girl at Taptu
A few tips for new twitterers.
- Go to http://twitter.com to sign up, or click on any the links above to see a profile. Some people have private profiles so you’ll have to request to follow them before you can see their posts. Use your real name as your Twitter ID. If you want to build real relationships with real people, it’s better if they know who you are.
- Put some info in your profile so twitterers can research you and decide to follow. I suggest a one sentence bio and a link to a URL such as your blog, website or linkedin.
- use the @ symbol to speak directly to a person publicly eg. “@emilyfreeman i like your blog”
- use ‘d’ to send a private direct message eg. “d emilyfreeman secret info”
- Don’t forget to introduce yourself when you first follow someone eg. “@emilyfreeman introducing myself, I’m an account manager in a Melbourne agency”
- Watch and learn, and make a few posts before you follow people. I like to check out new followers straight away but if they’ve posted nothing yet I don’t know if I want to follow them back.
- Leave your profile as public to begin with – noone will request access to a private profile you if they don’t know what you’re posting about!
Good luck and happy twittering!