My social medium of choice these days is Twitter; as I described in an earlier post. I use Twitter to “find interesting people that I’d like to know and learn from others that I’ll likely never meet”.
I’ve read a few blog posts in the past week or so from social media folks that I respect on the value (or lack thereof) of Twitter as a social utility.
One of those posts prompted me to look a little more in depth at the “network” that I’ve developed through Twitter and as such I’ve tabulated the statistics below.
My Twitter network (http://www.twitter.com/geoffwood) breaks down into the following categories:
- People I don’t know, are not “famous” but I find interesting: 35
- Brands/Representatives of Brands: 33
- The Scotty Hendo (@scottyhendo)(1) Experiment: 12
- People that I know in person or have seen present/perform: 12
- News: 11
- Famous people (that I believe are the actual people): 6
- Famous people (that are undeniably not the people they claim to be: 3
- Hot Amish Chicks(2): 1
(1)More on this later (2)For some reason there is an account “Hot Amish Chick” which is likely not a real person (since it’s doubtful an Amish person, chick or not) but is quite hilarious showcasing irreverent wit about modern society and Biblical history, such as this recent tweet: “A golden calf? The Hebrews worshiped a golden calf? PLEASE tell me they're still a little embarrassed by this. I mean, COME ON.”