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Stephen Waddington @wadds
Now closing-in on the 50,000 tweet mark, Stephen was one of the first PR professionals I followed when I joined Twitter five years ago, and he brings all of the wit and public relations acumen he showcased in his excellent book #BrandVandals to his timeline. One of the godfathers of digital content.
2. Top Celebrity:
Peter Serafinowicz @serafinowicz
For my money, one of the finest comedians in the world, his twitter Q&As have become legendary, showcasing both a flair for improvisation and a mastery of 140-character copywriting. But on the most basic level possible, he’s one of the funniest people on earth, and I like having a direct link to those kinds of people wherever I am.
3. Top Journalist:
Neal Mann @fieldproducer
I met Neal a few years ago while studying at the University of Sheffield and he was the first guy to show me that Twitter could be so much more than just pictures of my dinner. His thirst for digital content and his talent for repackaging and sharing it, make him an essential follow. No wonder he has worked for both Sky News and the Wall Street Journal.
4. Honourable Mentions:
Iain Macintosh @iainmacintosh
I had to include a football writer, and I don’t think there’s a more knowledgeable, entertaining round-ball tweeter than Macintosh. Peppered with excellent insight, absurd tangents and brilliantly obscure pop culture references, he’s my go-to, match-day touchstone.
5. You Had One Job @_youhadonejob
Twitter is vital source of information and an even more vital source of distraction. Sometimes, the key to unlocking creativity is taking your brain to an entirely different place to clear your thoughts. I can’t think of anywhere better for this than a page full of pictures of “Back to School Sale” signs in supermarket booze aisles.