San Diego’s Twitter Community: Birds of Paradise

All of the San Diego Metblog writers that I personally know, I met on Twitter. If you didn’t already know this, San Diego has a great, enthusiastic and powerful Twitter community.

Currently, the city is ranked 13th worldwide for its Tweeples’ activity.

The top Twitterers in this region are also some of the top in the world. Twitter Grader refers to them as San Diego’s ‘elite’ Twitterers. @marismith, for instance, is ranked #1 in this region and in the top 100 of all ranked users. 

Naturally, many of the people most active on Twitter are ‘social media mavens,’ so I personally suggest that if you’re looking to keep your Twitterstream fresh, diverse, and relevant, be careful not to jump in by following only the top Twitterers. You’d be missing out on a lot.

Mix it up with great San Diego attractions and venues like @gaslampquarter or news media like @sdut. Or how about both with @sdtips which combines local travel tips, news and a lot more. Or journalists like @dodgemedlin who you can always count on to post topical and timely links.

Follow local Metblog authors like @juliewright (me), @thepegisin, @viss, @morrisato and more. Most of the authors include a link to their Twitter stream on their bios, so go check them out.

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There are personalities to follow here too like @chriscantore who’s a fount of local music knowledge and as entertaining ever. Or @sddialedin if you’re looking for recommendations on the local music scene–in real-time, by the way, which often means 2 a.m. for her. If classic rock is more your bag, you can’t beat @sdradio for his encyclopedic knowledge.

If you’re a morning person and preternaturally perky, you’ll enjoy the good natured posts of @marismith (see link above), @sugarjones, and @lotusamy.

You can stay connected to the city of San Diego via @mayorsanders.

And if you’re interested in San Diego’s culinary community and what’s fresh, follow @carondg, @aliceqfoodie and @pinchmysalt.

I suggest you chase those food posts down with a beer post or two from @stonegreg of Stone Brewing and @beermolly.

If you’re interested in San Diego’s biotech industry, follow @sdbn.  And if you’re interested in the future and health of its fast food industry and leading spokesperson, follow @jackbox (who’s apparently in a coma but you can count on his staff to keep his account updated.)

It really helps to get out and meet your Tweeps in person, and for that, you need to follow @jbruin who organizes San Diego TweetUps like the one this Saturday night. (I wish I could go but I have a ‘thing’… I just love saying that.)

This list is just a start. I’ll try to share more links to local San Diego Tweeps in the future. And I encourage you to share your favorites by commenting below.

2 Comments so far

  1. jenmitch on February 19th, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    Great post! I’ve been on Twitter for a while and you just taught me about a lot of great new Tweeps to follow! I’d also encourage all bloggers out there to follow @sdbloggers.

  2. lotusamy on March 1st, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

    Thank you so much for directing me to Metblogs! What a wonderful site. And I also want to thank you for the mention and kind words in this post. Twitter has been such an incredible experience for me to meet not only some really amazing people from all over the world – but has served as a vehicle to create a number of dynamic and impactful professional opportunites as well. Although I have connected with a number of wonderful "tweeps" (twitter people) here in San Diego like @MariSmith, @SugarJones, @DowntownRob, your recommendations are much appreciated. I look forward to building even more dynamic connections with the many wonderful "tweeps" here in our great city of San Diego as well! I hope to meet you at a tweetup here in SD soon.
    On twitter @LotusAmy

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