Houston Tweeple with Inspiration, Laughter and Influence

With the flood of people flocking to Twitter these days, it can be daunting to try and figure out who’s worth following and who isn’t. Here is my list of 25 Houston business tweeple that inspire, bring laughter, have influence and are just plain cool (in no particular order).

1. @astro_mike – Mike Massimino
NASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125twitter_bird_follow_me

2. @drrbradley – Dr. Richard Bradley
Emergency physician with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

3. @BillWhiteforTX – Mayor Bill White
Son of San Antonio schoolteachers. Husband, father. Successful businessman. Mayor of Houston, winner in Profile in Courage Award. Candidate for U.S. Senate.

4. @baldheretic – Jay Lee
Helpline columnist for the Houston Chronicle, creator and host of Technology Bytes. Folk musician and shameless shutterbug.

5. @marc1919 – Marc Nathan
Web 2.0 Angel Investor & Technology Startup Incubator. Houston Technology Center.

6. @waterdesign – Heather Loftiss
Branding Goddess, designer lady, mom, wife/business partner, incoming AAF-H Branding Czar, gardener and photographer. Isn’t that enough?

7. @growth_coach – Jared Polak
I’m passionate about helping my community achieve success and balance in their lives

8. @Bukowsky – Jeff Flowers
To Build a Better World, You Must Start in Your Own Community.Web Developer. Graphic Designer. Social Media Guru.

9. @TheMoleskin – Kelsey Ruger
Senior-level software architect, web and UI designer. Passionate about creative thinking, training and employee development. VP at Pop Labs

10. @Jaseone – Jason Bainbridge
Geek, wanna be photographer, cyclist, beer & coffee lover! IT guy.

11.@JennTex – Jennifer Texada
Communications Program Manager at M. D. Anderson focusing on Social Media and stuff like that.

12. @she_eats – Katharine Shilcutt
Web editor for the Houston Press. Lover of food and beer. Probably of you, too.

13. @ericaogrady – Erica O’Grady
CXO Peanut Butter Media

14. @CoffeeGroundz – JR Cohen
I am a strong cup of coffee and by night I am a Belgium beer. We are your local cheers! #SupportLocal #GrowTogether

15. @lmayes – Laura Mayes
Who doesn’t want to write in 140 characters? Also wrote the upcoming book Kirtsy Takes a Bow (October 2009) And I helped found Kirtsy.com. Hooray! Etc.

16. @gracerodriguez – Grace Rodriguez
Ayn brand | social media consultant . community builder . creative . writer . speaker . activist . advocate | into : art . film . music . design . strategery

17. @imelda – Imelda
Wife, mom, computer geek from houston, texas who loves to take photos!

18. @TheBloggess – Jenny
Good Mom/Bad Mom blogger for Houston Chronicle

19. @Freebies4Mom – Heather
I blog at Freebies4Mom.com to help everyone save money with freebies, coupons, giveaways, sweepstakes, and money-saving tips

20. @Cosmopolitician – Monica Danna
Event planner + PR gal + social media maniac + houston fanatic + design lover + dance freak

21. @dsilverman – Dwight Silverman
Techblogger, computer columnist, blog editor @ Houston Chronicle | chron.com. Co-host of Technology Bytes radio show. Computer book author.

22. @MistyKhan – Misty Khan
Mommy, wife, family girl. Outlook, sales, & marketing consultant. entrepreneur, runner, wine lover, dog lover. Jewish Conservative #TCOT

23. @eschipul – Ed Schipul
Some guy from Houston who does web stuff with a bunch of other web people. Schipul Web Marketing.

24. @EstherSteinfeld – Blinds.com PR
PR gal, NotAllCEOsAreJerks.com Founder, Correspondent for The Business Makers Show, lover of Interior Design, buttermilk biscuits, cockapoos, & dance

25. @alangham – Arthur Langham
Programmer, Ironman finisher, Desert Storm veteran, font snob, and grammar nazi.

**Those of us tweeting from 3coast
@RSABoss – CEO
@scsweeney – COO
@Jrockross – Managed Services Manager
@scottgondesen – Client Relations Director
@HollystarPR – Marketing Manager

I couldn’t possibly include everyone that’s wonderful, so…who are your favs?

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