Twitter Love and Potential

December 21, 2008 § Leave a comment

Some new (or relatively new) people and organizations have recently joined Twitter, and I’m glad to see them here. I look forward to seeing their tweets, and possibly nominating them for a Shorty Award next year:

  • Bitch Magazine — they’ve been on Twitter for a while, but just recently started tweeting in earnest (BTW, great you guys are here and are more active — I am a long-time fan. But I sincerely hope that you will soon start tweeting more content than just about your new Bee Hive giving circle. And this is coming from a fundraising professional.)
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights — the leaders of the Marriage Equality movement.
  • Walker Art Center — one of the best art museums in the world that happens to be in my home town.
  • Plenty Magazine — a green lifestyle magazine.
  • Calpernia Addams — America’s Transexual Sweetheart.
  • Sister Helen Prejean — Anti death-penalty activist and all around inspiration. She’s been on Twitter for a while, too, and has recently become a little more active.

There are some folks already on Twitter who I wish would be a little more active (including some friends of mine, @ecat, @squirrelguurl, @ggumlock, @calimex, and there are a few others I could name):

  • Jenny Holzer — while I understand this isn’t the real Jenny Holzer, Twitter is still a great medium for her truisms. Whoever is behind it, I hope to see more of it.
  • Peter Sagal — host of Wait, Wait — Don’t Tell Me. Would love to follow, but he’s so sporadic. Sagal seems to have a little more activity of late, so he may be worth following again.
  • United Church of Christ — my denomination. They tweet regularly, but I’d like to see a little more activity.

Here are some people I wish I could follow on Twitter:

  • Cornell West — it would just be so awesome if here were tweeting his spiritual genius and love.
  • Anne Lamott — writer and social commentator.
  • Ted Kooser — former US Poet Laureate.
  • Bill Moyers — journalist and public commentator.
  • Anne Matthewson — someone I follow over on Ma.gnolia who I think has a brilliant blog. She likes quotations, and I think Twitter would be a great medium for her.

There are others I’m sure I’ll think of that I’d like to see on Twitter. I’ll keep my eye out!

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