I know the feeling.
Last summer, I set out to make a list of every person I could find in oil and gas on Twitter. With a little help from followerwonk, I was able to cultivate a pretty boss list, which you can find here.
But, while it may point you in the right direction, it’s still filled with hundreds of people. With so many to choose from, who should you follow first? And even if you start following them, who is worth your time? Who shares the best links and has the wittiest repartee? These are the questions I aim to answer today.
50 Top Oil and Gas People Methodology
The list below is not scientific and it has clearly been influenced by no small amount of favoritism (see #3). I looked at a combination of industry influence, follower count, quality of shares and personal affinity to determine who made the cut. I can say with confidence that the following 50 people are the Twitter Rock Stars of oil and gas. I guarantee they will add value to your day, or your money back (disclaimer: the DI Blog is free, buyer beware).
Notice also that this list is interactive. If you click the “crowd rank” tab, you can vote people up or down. If you would like to add these people to your own “Top Oil and Gas People” list, login to your Twitter account and click the “Me” tab at the top of the page. Then click “Lists” on the left side of the page and “Create list.” Give your list a name and description, then choose if you would like it to be Public or Private and click “Save list.” Finally, when you go to any person’s page, click the person drop down directly to the left of the “Follow” button. Select “Add or remove from lists…” and then click the checkbox next to the name of your list.
Alright, let me have it! Who did I miss? Leave your Twitter oil and gas “must-follows” in the comments below.