It’s Friday, Find Someone Fascinating To Follow

Last week, Steffan Postaer, Chief Creative Officer at gyro in San Francisco, named me as one of his five “must follows” on Twitter. It’s fun when someone in your field says nice things about you, and Steffan did.

This week, it’s my turn to step up on the Didgiday stage and name five people I consider “must follows” on Twitter. At first, I thought it would be easy to reel off my top five, but it was not easy at all, because I see a lot of shimmering tweets in the stream each day.

Digiday asked me to refrain from naming clients, colleagues, reporters, media entities, etc. I did put one Portlander, Rick Turoczy, on the list.

Now, I’m taking liberties and making an all-Portland super-short list of writers who pack a lot of intelligence, wit and passion into their 140 character missives:

Jeff Hardison, musician, raconteur and high tech marketer, (@jshardison): Jeff keeps me sane. Because he smells the same bullshit that I smell, whether it is stuck to a drunk hipster’s shoe, or some other poseur’s.

Amber Case, cyborb anthropologist and startup co-founder, (@caseorganic): This lady is smart. In fact, I don’t know what I am going to learn from her next, and that’s what I’m looking for in someone to follow.

Dian Crawford, agency partner and coffee shop owner, (@diancrawford): Dian is an account service pro with a coffee shop for an office. Need I say more? Okay, I will. She’s originally from Oklahoma and a new contributing writer on @adpulp.

Aaron Draplin, designer/frequent flyer, (@Draplin): Draplin is an active man. A blue-collar guy who likes to makes things and get other people excited about making things and doing things.

Chava Nesson Boyett, agency producer, (@chavaboyett): Chava has great taste in music/food/coffee and is fun to be around, on Twitter and in real life.

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