15 top social media thought leaders

How many names do you recognize? Which of them do you follow? And what other names would you add to the list?

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I’m often asked who the true “thought leaders” are in social media. In a world of voluminous tweets and blog posts, with many people simply compiling lists of others’ content or rehashing others’ ideas, it really is hard to determine who are held in high esteem by their peers and have innovative ideas about social media.

An interesting conversation in my Social Media Strategies for Business LinkedIn Group led to the list below. It all started with this question from a member:

Today’s top Thought Leaders of Social Media?

Aside from you, of course, Neal! Who would you (those in group) identify as the hot thought leaders and/or users of social media? Those who have just been getting it right in terms of providing insight, information and utilization.

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