The usual Follow Friday thing on Twitter is a good way to learn about new people who are worth following, but 140 characters is usually a bit tight to explain why people are worth following. So here’s my “Follow Friday Expanded” post. This isn’t in any particular order – I’ve just named people as they’ve come to mind.
@robgt2 – Rob is a petrolhead, geek, and Christian… which pretty much sums up my own situation! He’s always a joy to speak with online and has a wicked sense of humour too. If you’re after information on motorbikes, he’s a pretty good guy to hook up with as well.
@jamesdoc – James is a web technologies student at the university of Lincoln. I have no idea how we initially “met” but we share geeky tendencies including a love of Doctor Who. James has also been a contributor to my Geek-Speak website and maintains his own blog at jamesdoc.blogspot.com.
@wcs53 – I’ve known William since I was four years old… he was a long-suffering teenager at the time who introduced me to some classic games on his (I think) Sinclair Spectrum. That was in the Orkney Islands in the North of Scotland, but William now lives in Canada where he is a Salvation Army pastor with his wife Pamela. Thoughtful and challenging conversation makes William one of my #FFExpanded recommendations for this week.
@thomasc1973 – Thomas is the webmaster of Cumnock Rugby Club and is heavily involved there. He lives in Ayrshire but is often to be found in Fife visiting his family. So I follow him for the banter, the local interest, and basically because he’s a good guy. …and because he joins in when I complain about high train fares 😉
@johnnylaird – Johnny and I met through the machinations of a mutual friend, and just seem to have hit it off. Both Christians, both in The Salvation Army, both geeks and connectors, we’re currently working together on a project called the Blogging Dojo. It’s always great to get a chance to talk with him on Twitter, and via Skype, and by keeping an eye on the people he connects with you’ll discover a wealth of new Twitter contacts.
So these are the people I’d recommend you check out – have a look at their timelines and see if they grab your interest. Say “hello” and see what connections spring up. And if you find 140 characters too short for your recommendations, why not try doing a #FFExpanded yourself next week?