Forbes Magazine, they of the lists, has released a list of the “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers“.
The list is comprised of social writers whose networks are most active and identifiable. This is not the same as having millions of followers on Twitter. These are people who write about social media, predicting trends, influencing where things go in the future. Some standouts from the list include:
#1 – Chris Brogan @chrisbrogan – Author of “Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online”.
Today, I declared war. – ow.ly/8GbuB
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) January 25, 2012
#3 – Guy Kawasaki @guykawasaki – Early Apple employee who really pushed the Mac; went on to venture capital and found Alltop.
Turnover and tech should be top concerns in 2012 is.gd/OtzVRw
— Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) January 25, 2012
#4 – Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee – Wine connoisseur, video blogger, author of “Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion”
Wild how content lives, I got 4 separate emails about this episode in the last 6 hours! I love the world we live in plus.google.com/11131099099124…
— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) January 24, 2012
#6 – Robert Scoble @scobleizer – Uber-Blogger. Formerly with Microsoft, Fast Company. Currently with Rackspace.
Lots of great tweets from Davos are pouring in: twitter.com/#!/search/Davos
— Robert Scoble (@Scobleizer) January 25, 2012