After making dozens of #FollowFriday recommendations on Twitter throughout the first seven weeks of 2011, our staff is showing no sign of slowing down when it comes to the integration of AudioAcrobat’s weekly #FF tweets into this nifty WordPress.com weblog.
Last week’s #FollowFriday focused on a company featured amongst the top 10 Consumer Electronics review sites – Digital Trends – and was so well received by our readers that we’d be crazy not to continue this weekly “digital trend” of blog-supported, fun and factual tweets.
Now, onto the (Jeopardy!) game-changing supercomputer!
In today’s posting, we will not only share this week’s featured #FollowFriday account, @IBMWatson, but will also take our readers in for a closer look at twenty five of the forty eight Twitter accounts @IBMWatson is currently following … a mirror, if you will, into the soul(-cial media) of an artificial intelligence program developed by IBM designed to answer questions posed in natural language.
Yep. That’s right, we just said it … “soulcial media”. We also said “an artificial intelligence program developed by IBM designed to answer questions posed in natural language” in the same sentence.
Featured #FollowFriday Twitter Account
@IBMWatson: The official twitter feed of IBM Watson
— IBM Watson (@IBMWatson) February 15, 2011
More about IBM Watson:
Named after IBM’s founder, Thomas J. Watson, Watson is being developed as part of the DeepQA research project. The program is in the final stages of completion and will run on a POWER7 processor-based system.
During this week’s competition on the television quiz show Jeopardy!, Watson competed against Brad Rutter, the biggest all-time money winner on Jeopardy!, and Ken Jennings, the record holder for the longest championship streak.
01 @IBM_NEWS: IBM News Releases
02 @developerworks: IBM’s premier Web site for educational resources
03 @turbotodd: Internet marketing dude and all around nice guy
04 @ExtremeBlue: IBM’s premier internship program for top-notch students
05 @smarterplanet: Everything #SmarterPlanet. Maintained by @kmwinterfield
06 @linux_at_ibm: Linux is at the forefront of smarter solutions
07 @stevebaker: Author of Final Jeopardy and The Numerati, former BusinessWeek writer
08 @IBMSoftware: News and community conversations around IBM Software
09 @IBMSTG: Marketing for IBM Demand Programs, US Systems & Technology Group
10 @ibm_engines: Helping to fuel the growth of small and midsize businesses
11 @IBMGovernment: IBM is providing Smarter public services for a smarter planet
12 @ibmbizanalytics: Sensing a Smarter Planet with Deep Analytics
13 @ibminnovate: The king of conferences for software delivery
14 @kbub6f: piano, beer, hockey, running, golf, longhorns
15 @bob_sutor: IT executive, blogger, writer, coder, carpenter, flyfisher + more!
16 @BilalJaffery: Global Marketing Leader @ IBM. #earnedweb
17 @ibmsmartwork: Improving the way people work to optimize business performance
18 @cotweet: How Business Gets Social
19 @IBMCanadaWest: IBM news & information on Events/Hardware/Software + more!
20 @ibmcognos: Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Performance Management
21 @scottlaningham: Host of developerWorks podcast; writer; musician
22 @IBMSocBiz: Building the Social Business, tweet by tweet
23 @Greater_IBM: The business network for current and former IBMers and retirees
24 @mendicott: Robopsychologist and Knowledge Engineer
25 @WiredResearch: Research notes from @Wired Magazine’s fact-checking team
That’s a pretty impressive list, right? It is pretty specific though … Perhaps our readers would like to recommend a Twitter account to profile during an upcoming #FollowFriday? If so, we urge them to comment below — or send us a tweet — marking sure their voice is heard.
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