The #FollowFriday Series highlights today’s up-and-coming, active and all-around noteworthy Twitter accounts the AudioAcrobat staff deems worthy of following; while at the same time peering deeper into the soul(-cial media) of each account and providing a brief-yet-informative analysis.
After making 850+ #FollowFriday recommendations on Twitter throughout the first thirty four weeks of 2011, it is apparent that, like Morcheeba says … you can’t keep a good (AudioAcrobat-empowered) girl down.
With last week’s feature focusing on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – ICANN – being so well received, shared and re-tweeted by our readers, we’re once again back at it for another ½ fortnight’s worth of fun and factual tweets combined for your reading (and clicking) pleasure in this here WordPress weblog.
…Now to connect with a private chat room that works on any phone!
In today’s posting, we will not only share this week’s featured #FollowFriday account, @GroupMe, but will also take our readers in for a closer look at twenty five of the one hundred one accounts @GroupMe is currently following … a mirror, if you will, into the soul(-cial media) behind what CNN calls “an essential addition to your app library”.
Yep. That’s right, we just said it … “soulcial media”. We also said “an essential addition to your app library” in the same sentence. Pretty spiffy, huh?
Wondering if free group messaging is for you? Learn more at GroupMe.com
Featured #FollowFriday Twitter Account
@GroupMe: Free group messaging—like a private chat room that works on every phone
In case you missed it last night… we have entered into an agreement to be acquired by Skype! Get all the details here: http://t.co/8LBLxB7
— GroupMe (@GroupMe) August 22, 2011
More about GroupMe:
GroupMe is the easiest way to start conversations and keep in touch with your real life network. It’s totally free, and it works on every phone.
GroupMe was founded by Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci in the Summer of 2010, inspired by a project conceived at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon.
Our investors include Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Betaworks, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Founder Collective, as well as a great group of angel investors.
01 @twilio: We build simple, powerful, pay-as-you-go APIs for cloud communications
02 @CarrieWeprin: @Bedrocket and @GroupMe Groupie
03 @dkwon: Technologist, entrepreneur, musician, father and founder of goo
04 @smart: Co-Founder of GroupMe
05 @jaredhecht: GroupMe co-founder
06 @joshknowles: New York developer. Managing Director of Pivotal NYC.
07 @joshspear: Founding Partner and Chairman at Undercurrent, Publisher of JoshSpear.com
08 @edwkim: @SimpleReach
09 @davidjrodriguez: Tech VC at Greycroft Partners in NYC
10 @auerbach: Building and investing in the real-time social web
11 @ninakix: The best defense vs. troll is a more prepared troll
12 @nakajima: Just an analog girl in a digital world
13 @andygadiel: Founder: JamBase.com
14 @DBerko: Lucky guy/CEO of CID Entertainment
15 @srcasm: CEO/Co-Founder of @guyhaus, @GetMinders and @WeWorkLabs
16 @camh: Too legit to quip
17 @davetisch: Managing Director of TechStars NYC and angel investor through BoxGroup
18 @hershberg: President at SocialFlow. Entrepreneur and angel investor.
19 @JohnMaloney: President @Tumblr
20 @johndbritton: Hacking Education @p2pu. Mozillian. Member of root @nyhacker. @twilio alum.
21 @aweissman: betaworks; real names be proof
22 @DanielleMORRILL: Director of Marketing at Twilio, Startup Weekend + more!
23 @ceonyc: NYC guy for First Round Capital
24 @anoopr: i eat pork and hack for foursquare. as of january i’m clean, but i don’t know
25 @aplusk: I make stuff, actually I make up stuff, stories mostly
In summary, it looks as though @GroupMe likes to follow founders, co-founders, investors, presidents and entrepreneurs of both GroupMe and other tech companies. There is also a slight bias toward users in New York City. Oh, and Ashton Kutcher can be found above.
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, please leave a comment below or send us a tweet.
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