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 800+ #FollowFriday recommendations on Twitter throughout the first thirty three weeks of 2011, it seems as though the AudioAcrobat team don’t play no game that we can’t win … much like Santigold teaming up with the Beastie Boys.
With last week’s feature focusing on a fun way to share and discover what’s inside our “bags” – Bagcheck – 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 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers!
In today’s posting, we will not only share this week’s featured #FollowFriday account, @ICANN, but will also take our readers in for a closer look at twenty five of the seven hundred nine accounts @ICANN is currently following … a mirror, if you will, into the soul(-cial media) behind a non-profit corporation created to oversee a number of Internet-related tasks previously performed directly on behalf of the U.S. government by other organizations.
Yep. That’s right, we just said it … “soulcial media”. We also said “a non-profit corporation created to oversee a number of Internet-related tasks previously performed directly on behalf of the U.S. government by other organizations” in the same sentence. Pretty spiffy, huh?
Wondering what internet-related tasks ICANN oversees? Learn more at ICANN.org
Featured #FollowFriday Twitter Account
@ICANN: Dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable
FY12 Operating Plan and Budget Adopted by Board in Singapore is Now Posted – http://t.co/8cRGx1v
— ICANN (@ICANN) August 9, 2011
More about ICANN:
To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn’t have one global Internet.
ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.
01 @blacknight: Hosting & domain registration – offers / news
02 @mneylon: MD of Blacknight – registrar + hosting
03 @newgtlds: Registry Services Provider for Top Level Domains
04 @coreyleong: Inventor of @WWMLS, Executive Director of @GR8C + more!
05 @rafik: Internet Policy & Governance, Techno and Internet of Things
06 @ttcs: Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society – networking local computer users!
07 @findub: Domain names, Mobile Web (for all), Opensource and Heavy f…ing Metal 🙂
08 @musicdomain: Support launching the .music top-level domain name
09 @brettcarr: Old Geek, currently working at Nominet helping UK DNS to happen
10 @IGPAlert: Internet Governance Project on global governance of critical Internet resources
11 @netfreedom: Internet Freedom, Tech + Security 4 Human Rights & Social Justice networks
12 @claytonnarcis: Co-founder of @wootfood
13 @ThorstenIsing: projectmanager, speaker & social media marketeer @ code-x GmbH + more!
14 @glynmoody: writer (Rebel Code), journalist, blogger, mostly about GNU/Linux + more!
15 @apisanty: Internet, Information Society, e-learning, distance education + more!
16 @heatherread: Social Media – Issues & Crisis for DuPont. PR pro. Domain Name & DNS geek
17 @triniwebdiva: Trini Teacher Consultant dancer Cricket lover windies fan
18 @D_Ekmektsis: Published by @paulandrewsuk – I also translate in Greek, English & German
19 @AdrianKinderis: CEO @ausregistryint; driver of internet innovation through technology
20 @ausregistryint: The TLD Specialists; ccTLD Registries, gTLD Registries… we do it all
21 @spinzon: Director of Marketing and Outreach for ICANN
22 @thomaspower: London entrepreneur coaching executives and politicians how to Go Social
23 @z3bbster: Dutch Geek Guy – Web | Gadgets | Music | AIR | Actionscript | Flex
24 @AnnalisaRoger: Founder of DotGreen.org bringing www.websites.green to Internet
25 @GoDaddy: The Web’s largest hosting and domain registration provider
In summary, it looks as though @ICANN likes to follow domain registrars from all around the world, along with anyone associated with all things hosting, geek and social – and the governance thereof. There’s also a trend involving Trinidad/Tobago.
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 you to comment below or send us a tweet.
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