My year end #FollowFriday is a monster – too big for Twitter in fact. I follow thousands of people (many of them in private lists) and find great new sources daily. Please don’t feel slighted if your name isn’t on this list. There are just too many brilliant people to list in one go. That said, here are a few of the tweeple who informed, educated, and challenged me in 2010:
Allthingsct – Her tweets are protected. Following her clear, insightful, straightforward thoughts on counterterrorism is a privilege.
ArchAngel_6 – Asymmetric warrior, patriot, Renaissance man, and always the tip of the spear… If you’re inside 2500 meters, I suggest you be polite…
Bill_Romanos – Science, technology, space, intelligence, philosophy, writing, book collecting and reading, etc. Attorney.
Caidid – MA in IR. Devourer of foreign policy, security, and Middle East studies. Writer. Volunteer. Artist. Boston sports fan. Yank Arsenal supporter. Grammar nerd.
CarvajalF – PhD in Arab-Islamic Studies Yemen NGO consultant-Yemen.
Cyberwar_geek – IT professional by accident, geek by nature. Grad Student in IA and military buff/asymmetrical warfare hobbyist. Christ Follower.
Dailyexception – Unashamedly biased center-right commentary from an irreverent New Yorker.
DaveedGR – Director, FDD’s Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization. Brilliant guy. Funny too.
EricMartin24 – Senior Editor of The Progressive Realist; Practicing Attorney; I’m into the whole brevity thing.
FrostinaDC – Defense/National Security Analyst, Bleeding Heart Patriot, Human Rights Advocate, Traveler, & SCUBA Diver. Independent, Multifarious & Capricious.
G8tekeeper – Protective Security Practitioner ~ Cultivator of Risk Mitigating Strategies.
Galrahn – Technologist, Entrepreneur, and Government IT Consultant with specialization in large public and private tech project strategy development and implementation. Great insight into Naval affairs.
GhostofSantee – Patriot and maritime warrior, with expertise in asymmetrical conflict, counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism. Tyranny doesn’t stand a chance…
HerbCarmen – Hawkeye/Greyhound pilot. Former Sun King One & CNAS military fellow. USNA’90, Georgetown EMBA student. Grew up in Rock Island, IL.
IRMatthew – Job Seeker, Tweets: Security Issues, Mid East, S. Asia, Intelligence, Terrorism & U.S./Mexican border issues. Interests: Tennis, Texas, History, Hockey, Music!
Itsme_leclerc – from a military family with records from WWI. Trying to contribute to the defense infosphere. French spoken here too.
Kursed – Audiophile. Geek. Cinema fanatic. Interests include military technology, counter terrorism/insurgency. Religiously follow regional and local politics.
Meekwire – New York Daily News dude on D.C. terrorism, justice, intel and war beats. Father and Virginian. Re-Tweets aren’t an endorsement.
MelissaTweets – Frazzled mom, alternative health doc, conservative libertarian blogger, columnist, podcaster, radio host, iPhone & Mac lover, fantasy reading geek, #TCOT
PatrioticMuslim – Young political thinker on a respite from the world tweeting about politics, social media, and Islam.
PrimorisEra – Air, Missiles & Space policy, contracts, law, legislation, analysis, theory & news; intelligent, well educated, outspoken, & sarcastic.
Rjacksix – Hacker – in the best sense of the word.
RogueAdventurer – A bit of a mystery but I enjoy his tweets.
Shean702 – Air Force veteran, life long student. Have had the rare opportunity to be at unusual places with unusual people. Foreign Policy/Military Affairs/Technology nerd.
Steven_metz – National security/defense analyst, author of Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy. Appalachian by character: blunt to a fault.
Surflightroy – iOS, help design applications, resilient networks that enhance intelligence, financial, information instruments to manage threats, changes in any environment.
Tacticalblur – CEO Advanced Protection Services, LLC. Specializing in Armed Protection Officers, Husband, Father, Brother, Friend, Sheepdog, Patriot, Cigar Smoker.
Th3j35t3r – Hacktivist for good. Obstructing the lines of communication for terrorists, sympathizers, fixers, facilitators, oppressive regimes and other general bad guys.
Themba – Technology, Education, Social Media, Yale, Linguistics, Data, Visualization, Library/IT, TabletPCs, Macs, Music, DJ.
ThinkStrat – Thinking Strategically hopes to place contemporary foreign policy issues in a wider strategic context, as well as explore strategy in theory and in practice historically.
TweetsintheME – Learning and writing about the Middle East, North Africa, France, and all sorts of other things.
UnlikelySaint – Patriot, asymmetric-warrior, Constitutionalist, scholar, capitalist, athlete, and tireless defender the free world… Sigillum Militum Xpisti!
W7VOA – Voice of America (VOA) Bureau Chief/Correspondent mainly covering NE Asia (Korean peninsula & Japan).
Zachprague – Comms for RFE/RL…part-timer with Current Intelligence.
And last, but not least, lets remember one who is no longer with us (with his original account anyway) – @petulantsage – aka Alf.