Summer series: Interesting People

You know about “follow friday” on twitter,  right?

It’s the thing on where you mention someone’s twitter handle with the oh-so-important #ff tag. With this simple gesture, you vouch for someone, and invite others to follow them.

The thing is, It’s mostly bullshit.

#FF is really about showing others what a great connector of people you are, and how they should be thankful you showed them the way.

Whatever. If a three character tag is all it takes to pique your interest in someone, you may want to set your standards a wee bit higher.

As my protest against this idiocy, and as a way to keep writing during the summer, I’d like to do better than a FF, and actually show you some people I read/listen to that I happen to find interesting. Each week I’ll invite you to take a listen/read to someone who may or may not be new to you. Let me know what you think.

I hesitated starting this series of posts, because inevitably, someone I don’t mention will perceive that I don’t find them interesting. That’s probably not the case, and stop taking everything so personally, ok?

Anyway, I think it’s rather timely, there’s been a lot of “You are what you eat” sentiment going around.

Pay attention to what you’re consuming. Start here:

Julien Smith – Raise your hurdles
Chris Penn – We become the company we keep

And by watching Sylvain Grand’maison – You are what you hear :

– let’s see if I can help you move off the Social Media A-list people busy beating each other senseless with their iPads, to people I (and you might) find interesting.

I’m hoping you’ll do the same..

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  1. C.C. Chapman says:

    What a great idea and the three people you highlighted ARE interesting people indeed. Hadn’t seen this PAB jolt yet so it was fun to watch.

  2. Neil Gorman says:

    This is a really great idea Bob. Imitation being the highest form of flattery, I’m going to take a page from your play book and do this as well.

    Thanks for being an inspiring guy!

    -N

  3. mare says:

    hi bob – LOVED Sylvain’s talk at PAB, and actually re-watched it today in preparation for throwing all my stuff out.

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