They are the ones who lead us. Who inspire us to become better.
As we hit the ever popular #FollowFriday on Twitter it got me thinking. If you were asked to list who the Social Media Elite are who you would choose? And, more importantly, why? Which of them embraced the platform successfully before anyone else. Able to evolve their business model to tap into of the masses waiting to have their voices heard?
Sure, big names like Chris Brogan and Seth Godin come to mind. But who were the founding fathers, or mothers, of Social Media? Who helped craft the way we do business and engage others on these platforms?
How do we determine elite status? Certainly not by the amount of Twitter followers one has. They are the ones who lead us. Who inspire us to become better. Make changes that benefit not only our own goals but the goals of many. To help without expecting anything in return.
So I ask you, who do you think are the top 5 members of the Social Media Elite? Name 5 more that are relatively new but you feel have the potential to become one of the Social Media Elite in the future.