Scoble recently published a list of his favorite tech/socialmedia types on FriendFeed. Its not a bad list, actually its a pretty good resource. Overall I found about 3 new people to follow, names I knew but had yet to make a connection with on FriendFeed. As expected with something like this a few folks are up in arms. Personally I wouldn’t take it so seriously. Take what you can from the list and carry on.
I’m on the list, although I didn’t get a writeup from Scoble. Thats ok though, sometimes even I have trouble describing what I do.
What Others Are Saying:
Heres the entire list:
Aaron Brazell Founder and lead editor of TechnoSailor.
Adam Lasnik Google search evangelist.
Alana Taylor She did the Twitter song, and brings me fun tech news.
Alan Lee Lead Developer/Designer of Witty twitter client.
Alex Albrecht One of the co-hosts of Diggnation.
Alex Williams Geek from Portland who hosts Podcast Hotels.
Allen Stern Founder of Center Networks, one of my favorite tech blogs.
Andrew Baron Founder of Rocketboom, which is still one of the best online video shows and led the way for a whole bunch of us.
Andru Edwards Founder of Gearlive, a consumer electronics site out of Seattle — lately he’s been breaking a lot of iPhone news.
Andy Beal Internet marketing consultant specializing in search engine marketing, online reputation management, and business blogging
Andy Ihnatko Technology journalist for Chicago Sun Times, among other things.
Ars Technica. Great tech blog.
Benjamin Golub Works as a dev on FriendFeed.
Ben Metcalfe Worked at BBC, now works at MySpace.
Bhaskar Roy Founder of Qik.
Bret Taylor Co-founder of FriendFeed.
Brian Shields Tech journalist for KRON-TV (San Francisco TV station).
Brian Solis Mr. PR.
Charlene Li Social networking analyst and expert.
charles cooper Tech journalist for CNET.
Charles Hudson Worked at Google and hosts Virtual Goods Summit.
Charlie Anzman Charlie Anzman is the founder of SEO and Tech Daily, a popular news and opinion blog.
Chris Brogan Everyone knows him in social media world.
Chris Messina Was a dev for Flock, major proponent of microformats.
Chris Nuttall Tech journalist for Financial Times.
Chris Saad Started the Data Portability.org.
Christopher Allen Entrepreneur, leader in iPhone dev camp.
Chuq Von Rospach Used to work at Apple.
Craig Newmark Founder of Craig’s List.
Chris Sacca Used to be an executive at Google, now does investing.
dan farber Runs CNet’s tech and blogger journalism. One of my favorite tech journalists, too.
Dan Fernandez Works at Microsoft on PopFly.
Daniel J. Pritchett He’s an SAP Business Intelligence solution developer building data warehousing solutions for a Fortune 100 manufacturer.
Danny O’Brien He is the International Outreach Coordinator for the EFF.
dannysullivan Search engine expert.
Dare Obasanjo Works at Microsoft as a dev.
Darren Barefoot A technologist, writer, marketer and miscellanist who lives in Vancouver, Canada.
dave mcclure Does a whole bunch of stuff, teaches a Facebook class at Stanford.
Dave Morin Runs Facebook’s developer platform.
Dave Taylor Runs “Ask Dave Taylor” website.
Dave Winer Brought us XML-RPC, RSS, and was the father of blogging, in my mind at least.
David Armano VP of Experience Design with Critical Mass
David Sifry Founder of Technorati and Offbeat Guides.
David Swain PR for Facebook.
david weinberger One of the authors of Cluetrain Manifesto, and smart dude.
debbie landa. Co-founder of Under the Radar, a conference for startups.
Deborah Micek She is a new media marketing strategist.
DeWitt Clinton Works at Google.
Dion Almaer He is the co-founder of Ajaxian.com, the leading source of the Ajax community.
Doc Searls One of the cofounders of Cluetrain Manifesto, and now a Harvard Berkman fellow (IE, smart guy).
Don Dodge Works at Microsoft in M&A group.
Don MacAskill CEO/founder of SmugMug.
Duncan Riley Founder of Inquisitor, one of my favorite tech blogs.
Dwight Silverman Tech journalist for Houston Chronicle.
Ed Bott. Long-time Microsoft expert (wrote big books about Windows).
engadget. If you are into gadgets you probably visit here a lot.
Erhan Erdogan Writer/Analyst at Webrazzi
Erica Baker. IT field technician who works at Google.
Eric Eldon tech journalist for Venture Beat.
Eric @ CS Techcast
Eric Rice The guy who first gave me a tour around Second Life and he hasn’t lived it down since. (He answers: Ugh, I’m on the list as Second Life-related and that’s the last f***ing thing I’m paying attention to. I’m about 42 steps beyond that and constantly have to PR my way out of it. New urbanism, game design/development, AI/AGI, augmented reality, architecture, cybernetics and such. Design, media, art, and fiction.)
Evan Williams. Guy who started Blogger and Twitter.
Francine Hardaway smart entrepreneur and investor.
Fred Wilson famous VC in tech industry.
Gabe Rivera Runs TechMeme.
GigaOm. One of my favorite tech bloggers.
Glen Campbell Was lead tech for Yahoo.
Harry McCracken Writes “Technologizer” but used to be a tech journalist at PC World.
J Phil Glockner
Jay Rosen Journalism professor, but who keeps me up to date on tech advances in that field.
Jeff Jarvis One of the leading political bloggers, but brings tech into things often.
Jennifer Leggio Social media; security research; analyst relations; market share reporting and competitive analysis; crisis management and ZDNet blogger.
Jeremiah Owyang Social Media analyst for Forrester.
Jesse Stay Develops apps for Facebook/Twitter, etc.
Jessica Guynn Tech journalist for Los Angeles Times.
Joe Wilcox Tech blogger for CNET.
John Furrier Entrepreneur, was my boss for a couple of years at PodTech.
John McCrea. Heads up marketing at Plaxo who got me in trouble with Facebook.
Joi Ito CEO of Creative Commons, among other things (Japanese VC).
joshua schachter Founder of Del.icio.us.
Kara Swisher. Runs the D Conference with Walt Mossberg and generally beats me to all the good stories.
Karsten Januszewski One of the smartest devs I worked with at Microsoft.
Keith Teare Investor in Silicon Valley.
Leo Laporte runs this week in tech, my favorite tech podcast.
l0ckergn0me Chris Pirillo, founder of Gnomedex conference and Lockergnome newsletter/blogs.
laura “@pistachio” fitton
Liz Gannes She writes for GigaOm, covering the new video market.
Lora Heiny She works on Tablet PC team at Microsoft.
Loren Heiny Builds software for Tablet PCs.
Louis Gray The guy who got me into FriendFeed.
Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins Tech blogger at Mashable.
Mark Krynsky Web producer for X PRIZE Foundation and author of Lifestream Blog.”
Make Magazine The best magazine for people who want to do it yourself.
Marshall Kirkpatrick One of my favorite tech bloggers.
Mashable One of the most famous tech blogs.
mathew ingram Writes one of my favorite tech blogs.
Matt Cutts Google’s most famous blogger.
michael arrington/TechCrunch The Techcrunch feed, which is my favorite tech blog, according to FriendFeed.
Michael Wesch A cultural anthropologist and media ecologist exploring the impacts of new media on human interaction at Kansas State University (made the famous Web 2.0 video).
mike “glemak” dunn
Mike Butcher/TechCrunch UK
Mike Cannon-Brookes CEO of Atlassian.
MikeAmundsen Longtime developer, I’ve been following him since mid 1990s.
Molly E. Holzschlag She helped form Web Standards Project now works at Microsoft.
nateridder. Web application developer, database administrator, project manager, and product manager in a wide variety of business applications.
Niall Kennedy. Operates StartupSearch.org, an analyst site for web technology startup
Nick O’Neill Facebook expert.
Nir Ben Yona Lawyer and Internet saavy
noah kagan Used to work at Facebook, now runs a variety of conferences in tech industry.
Nova Spivack Founder of Twine, semantic bookmarking service (among other things).
Omar Shahine Works on Microsoft’s Hotmail team.
Ouriel. Writes TechCrunch France and Israel.
Patphelan CEO of MaxRoam in Ireland.
Paul Buchheit Co-founder of FriendFeed.
paul mooney I have been meeting him at tech conferences for past few years.
Paul Stamatiou Skribit Co-Founder known for his prowess with all things tech.
Paul Thurrott Microsoft journalist.
Pete Steege Works at Seagate.
Peter Semmelhack Founder of BugLabs, one of my favorite consumer electronics products of 2007.
Rachel Clarke Web marketing expert in UK.
Rafe Needleman Founder of Web Ware and one of the best tech journalists out there.
Rebecca MacKinnon Worked for CNN in China, started Global Voices online.
Richard Binhammer Marketer at Dell.
Richard MacManus of Read/Write Web.
Rob Bushway Writes about Tablet PCs and Netbooks.
Robert Hof Tech journalist at BusinessWeek.
Roger Kondrat Writes for TechWinter a European Social Media and Mobile blog.
Ryan Block Used to run Engadget.
Sanjeev Singh. Dev who works at FriendFeed.
Scott Beale Founder of Laughing Squid.
ScottBourne Co-host of This Week in Photography, works at Photrade now.
Sean Alexander Microsoft guy in the Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft. Worked on many digital media efforts including Silverlight, Media Center, and Windows XP.
Steve Broback I worked for him back in late 90s, now he runs a variety of blogs and conferences.
steve clayton Works at Microsoft in UK.
Steve Garfield. Video blogging expert.
Steve Gillmor Runs Gillmor Gang.
Steve Lacey Used to be a dev on Flight Sim team at Microsoft now is doing some weird stuff at Google that no one understands.
Steve Rubel VP of Edelman, but I knew him back when he was merely a blogger.
Stowe Boyd Social media expert.
Stupid Blogger (aka Tina)
Thomas Hawk My favorite Flickr-famous photographer.
Thomas Vander Wal
Tim O’Reilly The guy who coined term “Web 2.0.” One of the smartest people in tech, runs O’Reilly Publishing.
Tom Foremski Tech journalist at Silicon Valley Watcher.
Veronica Belmont Co-host of Revision3’s tech-centric show, Tekzilla, and Qore on the PlayStation Network
Warner Crocker Tablet PC freak.
Werner Vogels CTO of Amazon.
Woody Pewitt Was an old school VB programmer that I’ve known since early 90s.
Zee from WeDoCreative
zefrank Funny. Enough said.