I want to preface this post with this disclaimer – I LOVE the guys at Technically Philly. They are smart wonderful people who are doing great things for Philadelphia and its tech community and I support them 100%. If you are not reading Technically Philly, you should be! Just one of the truly great things about all of the guys at Technically Philly is they are open-minded. If someone does not agree with them, they quickly and willingly reach out to find out why and are open to lively, respectful debate.
While it is not the first time and I am sure will not be the last, Technically Philly, I respectfully disagree with you.
On 7/27/2010 Technically Philly contributed an article to their partner, Philly Mag’s section The Philly Post – ” Philadelphia’s 10 Most Influential Twitter Users“. The premise of the article was their view of not who the are the most followed Philly Twitter users but who are the “must-follows”. As a Technically Philly reader, an active member of Philly’s tech and social media communities and a self-admitted Twitter addict, I was intrigued. Till I read their list. Of the 10 people on the list there is 1 musician, 1 techie, 1 serial entrepreneur, 1 athlete and 6 newspeople/journalists. While I don’t disagree that the people on their list are influential. I follow almost all of them myself, but to consider them the 10 MOST influential Philadelphians on Twitter. I don’t think so. Technically Philly and I have different definitions of influence as evidenced by our Twitter convo on the subject –