Not many corporations or public officials have figured Twitter out yet. It’s probably too early for it to be too late, but it does make me wonder: Who do I wish would get addicted to Twitter? And I mean full-out, real-person, unable-to-do-their-regular-job because-they’re-tweeting-Twittering. I don’t mind the idea of Twitter filling up with corporations. Why? Because it’s easy to ignore them if you are not interested. It’s a different media that way. Spammers don’t even bother me because I don’t have to follow them.
Anyway, I compiled two lists here. Tell me your lists.
Who I think is doing it well – outside of local media, of course 🙂
@popeyeschicken (done with great humor, too)
@zappos (though this is more like CEO soap opera than a corporate Twitter)
@delloutlet (and all of its sister Tweets and humans who are on Twitter to help out)
@johnculberson (U.S. House member who really spends a lot of time on Twitter.)
That’s not a very long list. And they’re mostly related to food. Who am I missing?
Here’s who I wish was Twittering:
* Apple (Customer service, new products, downloads, etc.)
* ESPN (I know, they have a feed, but I wish it were a human. Maybe one of their personalities?)
* One major sports personality (Tiger, you have time now!)
* One major movie star. Any major movie star. Wouldn’t that be a coup by their publicist and the movie studio to have someone Twittering from the set or from Hollywood parties? You listening, Angelina Jolie? 🙂
* Our local politicians, especially City Council members and the mayor, but also statewide officials. And it should be somewhat personal. I know @BarackObama has a lot of followers, but that isn’t the most exciting feed in the world. John Culberson’s feed is much more interesting.
* Rudy’s barbecue (just so they can offer me discounts on their extra moist chopped beef).
So, who would be on your list?