I am often asked who I follow in social media. While the individuals may change from time to time one thing remains constant; I always follow people that make me think. They may make me think about marketing, technology, social media, blogging, family or charity but all of them push me to reconsider what I am doing in business and life. Here are the 25 people I am watching in 2009 in no particular order along with their Twitter bios.

Tamar Weinberg

Social media consultant and blogger among other things.

Jim Turner

Founder of One By One Media and Bloggers For Hire, Daddy Blogger.

Aaron Brazell

I am a maverick.

Drew Bennett

I take a Photo-A-Day and have been for nearly 4 years.

Mark Ramskill

I’m an online marketing / social media specialist and addict, working for the mighty SubHub.com – oh, i’m a nice guy as well (I won’t lend you money though!)

Robert Scoble

Tech geek blogger @ http://scobleizer.com

Lucretia M. Pruitt

Random Muse – Social Media Strategist, Speaker, ex-CIS Professor, Geek, Mom, Wife, and Insomniac

Chris Pirillo


Jason Keath

Idea Guy – Social Media, Design, Blogging

Gary Vaynerchuk

I do this: http://tv.winelibrary.com and I care about this: The health and happiness of my Family and Friends. Keep it simple!

Chris Brogan

President, New Marketing Labs, a social media agency and education company.

Michael Gray

is a general all around trouble maker.

Mark Davidson

Promoter to The Stars. Internet strategy. Social media management. I’m a product promoter and people are my product.

Loren Feldman

I run 1938 Media.

Robert Nelson

Tech Blogger, Web/Internet Entrepreneur, New Media Junkie, all around geek, endurance athlete, proud husband and father!

Jeremiah Owyang

Currently employed as Senior Analyst, Social Computing, Forrester Research

Liz Strauss

Social Web Strategist – I show businesses & universities how to choose and use social media tools to make business growth faster, easier.


Editor-in-Chief, Dadomatic.com. I.T. Professional, writer, blogger, inventor, artist, poet. Writes for Mashable.com and many others.

Erik Hersman

Where Africa and technology collide… and other stuff.

Chris Garrett

Web geek and co-author of ProBloggerBook.com.

Andy Beard

SEO, Blogging, Social Media, Online Marketing & other boring geek stuff

Owen Cutajar

Your friendly neighborhood geek.

Jeremy Schoemaker

Skills to pay the bills.

Saul Colt

Smartest Man in the World (and Head of Magic @ FreshBooks)

Sarah Evans

PR professional, social media freak, guest writer @Mashable, founder of #journchat & Top 50 Tweeples contest

There are many other people I am watching, some of them I don’t want acknowledge because they are my little secret weapon. If you are watching someone that isn’t on this list let me know, maybe we can trade notes ; )

Ohhhh and you can follow me on twitter too.

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy is an American entrepreneur. He is currently the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of IZEA, a technology company that provides software for influencer marketing.


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