I’ve been using Twitter to interact with other GNU/Linux users for a few years now and find it to be a great way to ask questions and get feedback. I’ve also found that using the search feature or 3rd party service to monitor Twitter is a quick way to tap into GNU/Linux related news, upcoming Linux events, and other can’t miss topics. Finding Twitter friends is easy, but finding a useful resource is a little tougher. Here’s a few examples of useful Twitter accounts I enjoyed during 2010.
Bio: “A nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux.”
Notes: A lot of great articles, tutorials, and tips come out on the Linux Foundation Twitter. Also @Linuxdotcom is a related option.
Bio: “Twitts about new STABLE releases of Linux Apps and Open Source Applications in general. OpenSource”
Notes: Nice updates about stable distro releases and open-source software.
Bio: “Linux development for HTC phones like the HD2 – Google Android is based on the Linux operating system.”
Notes: Useful updates for HTC phone users living on the edge.
Bio: “Tasty premium blend of Linux and Open Source: If you use Linux, you need Linux Pro!”
Notes: A great bunch of distro and software news not to mention some great articles.
Bio: “Cool Unix/Linux Command Line tricks you can use in 140 characters or less.”
Notes: A nice even amount of useful Linux command line interface tips and command examples.
This is just a small sample of resourceful Twitter accounts. I recommend searching Twitter for your favorite keywords and see who’s using them, what they’re posting, and if it appeals to you.
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