25 must-follow #gov20 heroes on Twitter
@adrielhampton: Government of the people, by the people, for the people | private eye, public servant, blogger, Chickasaw, dad, progressive Democrat | @gov20radio | @govwiki.
@AndrewPWilson: Member of HHS social media team.
@caseycoleman: Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration.
@cdorobek: Federal News Radio 1500 AM anchor.
@craignewmark: customer service rep & founder for craigslist.
@dominiccampbell: FutureGovConsultancy.com / EnabledbyDesign.org / AccessCity.co.uk / TweetyHall.co.uk.
@dslunceford: 20-year media and PR pro focusing on Government; TiVo, Home Theater & general gadget fanatic. Creator of http://GovTwit.com.
@EllnMllr: Co-Founder and ED of Sunlight Foundation. Also founder of Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign. Money, power, influence and transparency expert.
@govtwit: The world’s largest Governent Twitter Directory. Managed by Deloitte’s Steve Lunceford – @dslunceford.
@gwynnek: Curious, irreverent geekette, working at intersection of Tech and People, loves her maddenboyz, now in dot-gov.
@immunity: Director of Enterprise 2.0, Navstar Inc. (I talk about Government 2.0 too, supporting the US Fed Gov since 1994 ). Random Blogger of Life.
@jgilliam: Created act.ly, WhiteHouse2.org, and NationBuilder.com.
@krazykriz: Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, Food, Fun and Fortune (in order of importance).
@levyj413: EPA Web Manager, Gov’t 2.0er, Federal Web Managers Council, Social Media Subcouncil Co-Chair.
@lewisshepherd: CTO of Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments.
@marydavie: Career Fed, Native Northern Virginian, VA Tech Hokie, Personal Mission to improve Gov Acquisition, Interested in Web2.0 and Gov2.0.
@mlsif: Editor, Writer, Strategist, Agitator. Co-founder Personal Democracy Forum; advisor to Sunlight Foundation.
@mixtmedia: Catalyzing collaboration for government, industry and individuals; mom; life is as you define it.
@ScottHorvath: Web developer and podcaster. Interests in Government and social media, the power of many, converting tech-challenged to tech-hopefuls.
@sradick: Social Media Lead at Booz Allen Hamilton.
@timoreilly: Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold.
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