We’re not lying – we love the UX community. You all, and I do mean you Dear Reader, are awesome. We even made it the number one thing we learned about UX from our end of the year post. The general level of awesomeness is well, awe inspiring.
We thought it would be good to hightlight those UX masters who delight us on the regular via Twitter. It’s not a contest. There are no prizes. We just want to reflect on these folks who make twitter worth the God Awful time it can burn up.
As an example, It’s hard not to spend the time reading posts instead of writing this post. So let’s get right to it…
@jmspool. I like Spool. I get his jokes. I really had to think about reTweeting one of his obscure pop culture references last week. Whip smart and willing to share his vast knowledge of all things UX. Gotta love it. He is a conversationalist. Check out all the @Replies. @kkmett I’m not sure of Keith’s background and only have a vague idea of what the CUA means next to his name. But, I’m pretty sure he comes from a parallel world – alike to mine, only he gets all of the new, insightful, blog posts before me. Thankfully, he shares naturally and frequently. And, his links litter my favorites.
@Usabilitycounts. And, yes Usability does counts. Especially if you are playing the UX drinking game with this guy. Usability counts. Creativity counts. Bar tabs count… wait.
@hnshah This is a personal feed from the dude behind KISSMetrics. Ben asked me to check him out. I love KISSMetrics feed – it’s a real “Read it Later” stuffer. Hiten seems pretty cool too. I nice mix of links, @replies, and insights. I noticed this quote: “The key is to make errors faster than the competition, so you have more chances to learn and win.” John W. Holt Jr. Good on ya, Hiten! Thanks for all you do.
@storytellin. This is one of my favorites. It’s NOT specifically a UX person. Or even a person. I don’t know. But, I do know that it is awesome. This is a link sharing post – Never any thing personal. No @reply. No pictures of sunsets or lunch tables (I’m guilty of those, but only occasionally) . But He (or She) is always on point and many times blowing my mind to maximum expansion. It’s all about the power of story and narrative. It’s something that is timely and relevant to what we do with UX and web design. Check it out.
So that’s it. Five Twitter Feeds we love and hope you will too.