Twitter is fun. You can use it to interact with individuals you may not normally cross paths with. You can use it to interact with organizations all over the city. Or the world. You can share news, or photos, or web links, or too much personal information. And in the middle of it all, you can wonder, “Who the heck am I actually interacting with?” Especially when it comes to group accounts.
Let’s take a look at the faces behind 12 popular organizations’ accounts in the Charlotte Twitter bubble:
Run by: Publisher Richard Thurmond, web/arts editor Andy Smith, executive editor Michael Graff and senior editor Kristen Wile
Great for: Themed guides to the city
— Charlotte magazine (@CharlotteMag) December 10, 2015
Historic South End
Run by: Varian Shrum, neighborhood development consultant at Charlotte Center City Partners, and Tobe Holmes, director of Historic South End at Charlotte Center City Partners
Great for: Retweeting important neighborhood updates
— Bulldog Beer & Wine (@bulldogbeerwine) December 11, 2015
Run by: Miller Yoho, director of communications — Charlotte Sports Foundation
Great for: Comic relief. And drumming up hype about the Dec. 30 Belk Bowl.
Hey internet. It's the Belk Bowl.
— Belk College Kickoff (@belkbowl) December 11, 2015
The Comedy Zone
Run by: Brian Baltosiewich, social media manager
Great for: Keeping up with the next comedy performance.
— The Comedy Zone (@ComedyZoneCLT) December 10, 2015
QC Exclusive Magazine
Run by: Publishers Brett Barter and JP Grice
Great for: Keeping tabs on happenings around town
— QCExclusive (@qcexclusive) December 11, 2015
Levine Children’s Hospital/Carolinas HealthCare System
Run by: A team that includes Lauren Moskowitz, Tamar Raucher, Ben Brown, Beth Thompson, Jennifer Gammage, Marcia Meredith, Claire Simmons, Jason Schneider, Seth Stratton and Andrew Hall.
Great for: Unexpected motivation
So called failure can lead to amazing opportunities. Go easy on yourself. If you want things to change, start small #motivatemymorning
— Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health (@Carolinas) December 10, 2015
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Run by: Alexys Taylor and Sharon Holm
Great for: Artist updates
Three Artists Who Think Outside the Box https://t.co/Wrlwi4CgDP
— HarveyB.Gantt Center (@HBGanttCenter) December 10, 2015
Run by: Nikki Wolfe
Great for: Food news you can use
— Yelp Charlotte (@yelpcharlotte) December 4, 2015
Run by: Patrick Sills, senior social media specialist
Great for: Keeping an eye on news from the region’s medical community.
— Novant Health (@NovantHealth) December 7, 2015
Amelie’s French Bakery
Run by: Stefanie Haviv, Amelie’s PR/social media/graphic/web designer
Great for: Stimulating cravings
— Amélie's Bakery (@AmeliesBakery) December 10, 2015
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Run by: Andy Goh, digital communications specialist
Great for: Sharing arts news
— The Bechtler (@thebechtler) December 9, 2015
…and some laughs.
Run by: Editors Corey Inscoe and Katie Toussaint
Great for: You know, getting you connected to Charlotte stuff and things.
— CharlotteFive (@CharlotteFive) December 9, 2015
Photos: Charlotte Magazine, Ken Noblezada Photography, Miller Yoho (#selfie), Brian Baltosiewich, QC Exclusive, Carolinas HealthCare System, Sharon Holm, Poprock Photography, George Lainis, Brian “BT” Twitty Photography, Mark Hames