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#FollowMonday: Week of 19 November 2012

Added on by Leon Jacobs.

This week, #FollowMonday gives you these follow ideas:

  1. Diana Moss
    Ms. Moss is a Cape Town designer and curator of all things beautiful. Her blog is rather beautiful and she finds the best stuff. She appears to suffer from some lung issues as "her chest bumps like a dryer with shoes in it." This doesn't seem to affect her work though.
  2. Anton Crone
    When we worked at Hunts, Anton was one's art director. And regaled one on many tales of when he lived in Zimbabwe - or as it was called then - Rhodesia. Ant is too grown up for advertising these days and is applying his depressingly good writing talent and keen visual sense to telling multimedia stories about The Bright Continent over on his blog - and other old and new world media outlets. When he is not shooting or writing, he can be found in sidecars of motorcycles or navigating Smart Cars across the Serengeti.
  3. Tokyo Sexwhale
    Yes. That one. Not this one. His illustrations are delightful.
  4. Leo Babauta
    Leo writes two awesome blogs. ZenHabits and Mnmlst. Both are essential reading for anyone who wants to make sense of this world we live in, and how to survive it and its consumerist ways.
  5. Dave Duarte
    Dave is a digital specialist and widely credited for Ogilvy Cape Town's recent successes in integrated campaign development. If you're interested in how the oceans of media flow, and let's face it, who isn't ... then follow Dave!

That's it for this week, from the #FollowMonday desk. Tune in again next week. To see if it will happen again.

#FollowMonday: Week of 12 November 2012

Added on by Leon Jacobs.

Ha!

You thought I'd forget, three weeks in.

But no. I have the memory of an elephant who is the love child of the memory of Dr. Sheldon Cooper. I hope that makes sense to you. If it doesn't, here's the answer: It is looooong. And photographic. 

Here is who you should totally follow this week. Ferrealsies:

  1. Charl Blignaut aka @SA_poptart
    Writer for City Press, the resurgent South African paper and blogger of all things poppy and cultural and amazing. His tweets will heat up your interwebs like a white hot thing.
  2. Max du Preez
    Max is one of those individuals who make me proud of my heritage. He writes like an angel. When his pen vibrates with truth, it quivers in your ribcage.
  3. Kim Dotcom
    Kim's story reads like a novel. He is the founder of MegaUpload and he has run foul of almost every US federal law enforcement agency in the world. Read his story here. And see what he is trying to do about getting real broadband in his adopted homeland of the Land of the Wussy Rugby Players.
  4. Dave Trott
    Dave is a an advertising legend. His book and blogs are a must read for anyone vaguely interested in the dark arts of media and communication.
  5. Michael Heileman
    Mr. Heileman is the interface director at SquareSpace and was responsible for some of the groundworking work on the WordPress platform. Importantly, he gave us K2 and Kubrick and for that you should follow him. And his wit.

That's it kids. Tune in for another gripping instalment next week. Who will it be? @Wired? @HuffingtonPost? Only time will tell. Oh, the suspense!

Follow Monday (week of 5 November)

Added on by Leon Jacobs.

Here, with another riveting instalment of Follow Monday, a choice of twittterers to follow, along with the reasons:

  1. Russell Davies
    Russell is the creative director of the UK government unit that oversees the mechanism through which citizens interact with the organs of government. He is a speaker at conferences, and column writer in publications. He likes breakfast.
  2. Taxi Driver Sipho
    Sipho, whether parody or real, drives taxi for bra Tiger and fixes "geeza's" in his spare time. He will give you a real insight into the life, mind and times of a typical South African minibus driver. You already follow him in his dust as he shortcuts on the shoulder of the road, now follow him on "twitta".
  3. Jim Behrle
    He will tickle the funny bone.
  4. Jodi Ettenberg
    Jodi is a Canadian lawyer, who one day, went on a little trip. She never really returned and became the "legal nomad". Her blog has spawned into a career and she has just published a recipe book. She tweets the best links.
  5. John August
    John is a Hollywood screenwriter and something of a digital pioneer. He really puts the effort into his blog and his movies are damn good too.

Follow away!

Screw #FF

Added on by Leon Jacobs.

On Fridays users of Twitter (used to) recommend to their followers who to follow by appending their @handles with the hashtag #FF (follow Friday).

Today, starting this Monday (in a first of what will undoubtedly not become a convention), I spit in the face of this tradition. And besides, I will do more, I will tell you the reason why you should be following these fine tweeps (shudder).  

And here they are, in no particular order:

  1. @purplesime
    Simon White is a fine creative strategist, copywriter and digital thinker, based in London. He tweets super links and resources. Smart cat.
  2. @ivovegter
    Ivo is a contrarian and one of the smartest people around. He writes op-eds for a variety of publications and likes to get climatologists hot under the collar. Ivo has just published a book about environmental terrorism. You may disagree with him (as I sometimes do), but when you take him on, come armed with your well-researched facts because this Vegter does his homework.
  3. @maroonedinW14
    Advertising creative team, somewhere in London's W14 area (one presumes), stranded on a chair at a desk, floating funny tweets in tiny virtual glass bottles on the Twitter Ocean.
  4. @greatdismal
    The one and only William Gibson, author of much cyberpunk goodness. Tweets random brilliantness that comes his, and Mrs. GreatDismal's way.
  5. @pepemarais
    Founder and CCO of Joe Public in Johannesburg. His enthusiasm for life is infectious and his purpose of promoting education is inspiring.

That's it for this week. And because I follow many more fine generators of content, I get to choose another five next Monday.