As I research new thought on online community management and connect with community managers around the globe, I come across an increasing number of practitioners. When Twitter launched their Lists functionality, I thought I'd put it to good use and keep track of all these people in one place.
At this early stage, I don't follow a particular methodology (which I am starting to regret as the list grows). I am considering splitting the list up into ones based on nationality, if only because industry lists would be too hard to manage as people move jobs. If you have any suggestions on how I should proceed, please post them in the comments section!
The bottom line is that to make this list, the person had to have a Twitter account, mention that they were a community manager in their bio, and that this held up when I did a LinkedIn search for them to confirm their employment.
As this initial list is close to breaking through the limit of 500 twitter accounts, I will be starting a second one and will link to both (and any future ones) in this post.
You can follow the list of Online Community Managers here:
Here are the latest updates:
If you are not on the list and would like to be, or know anyone who is missing, let me know if the comments.
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