Twitter can be a useful tool for networking, news and gaining insight from interesting people. Recent events in Iran has shown Twitter can also be a better resource for news and information that the mass media. Over the past week I have been visiting Twitterfall reading the tweets on the #iranelection hash tag.
Finding people on Twitter who share your interests can be challenging with all of the “noise” that comes from Twitter. IT leadership consultant Chris Curran has helped out by creating a list of CIOs on Twitter. Chris runs a blog on business and CIO dashboards so he has taken the list and put it up in the form of a dashboard.
The list is broken down into 21 different categories based on the industry the CIO is part of. Currently the list contains over 85 CIOs and Chris is looking to add more. He provides a RSS feed you can subscribe to so you can be updated when more are added.
Response to the list has been positive with several CIOs stopping by asking to be added to the list. So far today seven new CIOs have been added to the list. Thanks go out to Chris for taking the time to provide this service.
Visit the CIO Twitter Dashboard and also read some of Chris’s excellent posts on his blog. Read this post Are There Any Real CIOs in the Twitterverse? where he explains his search for CIOs on Twitter and why he created the CIO Twitter Dashboard.