7 Business-Savvy Twitter Feeds Worth Following

Last Updated Aug 11, 2010 2:04 PM EDT


I don't care much for the Twitter ramblings of the people I know (sorry, people I know), but I do like the feeds of certain business professionals. You'd be surprised how much value there can be in a 140-character message.

Which feeds offer the most value to discriminating business types? Glad you asked. Here's a list of my seven favorites, all of which will inform, educate, and occasionally amuse you.

  1. Bizhacks Quite possibly the single best Twitter feed on the planet! Sample tweet: "7 Twitter Feeds Worth Following."
  2. DanielPink Endlessly interesting insights from the author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Sample tweet: "Why Your Customers Don't Want to Talk to You."
  3. DaveZinczenko Because nothing's more important to your business than your health, the Men's Health editor cranks out daily health and exercise tips. Sample tweet: "FOOD SHOCKER: A muffin is just a cupcake in disguise, averaging 400 calories with as much sugar as a Snicker's bar."
  4. EntMagazineAmy That's shorthand for Entrepreneur Magazine editor-in-chief Amy Cosper. Sample tweet: "Stuff you should know about getting more leads and closing more sales."
  5. Erictric A non-stop flow of breaking technology news. Sample tweet: "iPad 2G Rumors Begin Again: 3-Axis Gyroscope Coming."
  6. MeetingBoy Careful what you say at the conference table. This guy's listening -- and tweeting. Sample tweet: "Word of warning to all meeting holders: you can lead a horse to meeting, but you can't make him listen."
  7. NYTSmallBiz News, tips, and advice for small-business owners. Sample tweet: "How I Saved My Company: The New Center for Advanced Psychotherapy Studies."
Those are my picks; now let's hear yours. What business-savvy feeds do you follow?

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