Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post.
What platform is the most influential one for an IT expert? Is it YouTube? Facebook? Or Twitter? In my opinion that's a matter of personal preference, but let me alter my question a little bit. What platform is the most influential one for a wiki ninja? In the past we have talked about YouTube and which impact the ninjas have on Twitter. Like said, it's a matter of personal preference. My favorite platform for looking for new things is Twitter.
But how do I find people to follow?
Good question! There are a lot of amazing people on Twitter, but if you look on my Twitter profile you'll see that I don't follow much of them.
That's also a matter of personal preference (like the most in this post). I'm looking on Twitter what people have written once a day and I have a look at every single tweet. Normally that takes ten to twenty minutes, but what would happen if I follow more people (or someone who tweets twenty times a day)? I think you got the point.
But how do I find the right people to follow?
Depends, for example I don't use Twitter as a medium for a lot of conversations. If I find someone interesting I first have a look at his/her profile if he's/she's a chatty person. If that isn't true I'm looking for the posts that are interesting for me. If that's true I'm clicking the follow button. Simple as that. I mentioned that I find people on Twitter, but how do I find them? Most of the time I know these people personally or I like their blogs.
But how can I find them faster?
That's the point where the TechNet Wiki comes in. A great article to find a lot of interesting Twitter accounts in an easy way exists since January. Most of them are more for IT Pros than developers, but hey ... it's a wiki article. Feel free to add other accounts (or your own)!
So, let me give you two action items
- Tell me how do you use Twitter! Do you use it in the same way as I do or is your way completely different? Just leave a comment to this post! I'm looking forward to a great discussion.
- Add the Twitter handles of your personal favorites to the article!