Obviously we had much more fun posting the 25 Twitter employees with the fewest followers. But they proved about as attention-getting for us as they are for themselves. Apparently all the internet wants is more lists of the most popular people.
To post such a dull, non-ironic “top 25″ list of the most-followed Twitter employees would mean sacrificing our principles and ignoring the tastes of our more loyal readers.
It would also mean lots of traffic.
Please enjoy the following list of the 25 most influential Twitter employees on Twitter!
25. Patrick Ewing
Role: Tech lead of Web Client team
Most popular tweet: Everybody thinks “The Social Network” is the best movie about forming a new startup, but they are wrong. The best movie is “Ghostbusters”.
24. Yoshimasa Niwa
Role: Mobile Software Engineer
Most popular tweet (translated from Japanese): Featured companies worked diligently to emphasize that the school – all 0 companies: https://job.rikunabi.com/2012/search/feature/theme/T444/?moduleCd=1&isc=r1rm00002654
22. Laura I. Gómez
Role: Manager, Internationalization/Localization, Support
Most popular tweet: nuevo comercial de @pepsi con @sofiavergara twitteando: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEFI-_Sg5G0&feature=player_embedded
21. Doug Bowman
Role: Creative Director
Most popular tweet: If you’re on a Mac and on 10.6, System Prefs > Appearance > uncheck “Use LCD font smoothing”. Restart. Rejoice that type is bloated no more.
19. Mark Trammell
Role: Design Researcher
Most popular tweet: Sat next to a girl on the subway who gave me the “uh oh, it’s a homeless guy” look until she saw my iPhone. Thanks, Steve Jobs!
18. Chloe Sladden
Role: Content & Programming
Most popular tweet: Reminder! We have awesome open roles on Twitter’s Content & Programming team! http://t.co/W8h2HXx http://t.co/ftcL3Lb http://t.co/tQrLBM4
17. Alex McCauley
Role: Business Operations Manager
Most popular tweet: This is not happening. Snoop and crew are smoking a blunt, playing his unreleased album is my offices dj booth! http://yfrog.com/gyf27rj
15. Robin Sloan
Role: Manager of Media Partnerships
Most popular tweet: Every day, movies expire from @Netflix Watch Instantly. Sooo I used their API to make an account that warns you ahead of time: @queuenoodle
13. Andy Lorek
Role: Growth Team Technical Lead
Most popular tweet: Cheaters never prosper #URU. Except in the stock market. And government. And blackjack. Also, baseball. Patent law. Tour de France…
10. Jenna Sampson
Role: Communications Associate
Most popular tweet: I don’t have co-workers, I have co-producers of a little ingredient in life I like to call AWESOME. cc/ @briggles @trammell @jbuckhouse
8. Del Harvey
Role: Director of Trust & Safety
Most popular tweet: If you notice unexpected Tweets by your account, reset your password & check OAuth connections. More info: https://support.twitter.com/articles/31796-my-account-has-been-compromised
7. Claire Diaz Ortiz
Role: Social Innovation, Philanthropy, Cause Marketing Lead
Most popular tweet: How to Excel on Twitter as a Non-Profit — *Illustrated* (!) http://ht.ly/35E3R
6. Cheryl Palarca
Role: Human Resources Manager
Most popular tweet: So happy to see @yukarim in the office today…she knows the key to my <3 #greenteamochi http://twitpic.com/2qeemw
5. Jessica Verrilli
Role: Business and Corporate Development, UK
Most popular tweet: Hearing the actual voice of someone in #Egypt profoundly humanizes the stories of protests thousands of miles away: http://is.gd/DaxDYX
4. Dick Costolo
Most popular tweet: Dear Chinese Government, year-long detentions for sending a sarcastic tweet are neither the way forward nor the future of your great people.
1. Biz Stone
Most popular tweet: Mr. Gladwell, I totally dig your hair but I respectfully disagree with your denigration of social media http://bit.ly/twitteractivism
What should we sort the Twitter employees by next? Shortest usernames? Most tweets? Best avatars? Tell us in the comments.
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