I’m not the only one who has noticed it – the number of Edmontonians using Twitter is steadily increasing. The EdmontonTweetup account is following just over 450 people, but I know there are probably many more. The vast majority of these accounts are individuals, but there are some businesses and other organizations also.
Here’s a list of organizations with official Twitter accounts (in no particular order):
- Edmonton Journal
- iNews 880
- ATCO Gas (Also: ATCOItek, ATCOElectric)
- Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) (Also: naitline, NAITCareers)
- The Heritage Festival
- Esmeralda’s Nightclub (Ezzie’s)
- Metis Nation of Alberta
- Smibs (Also: peterurban)
- Matrikon OPC
A few of these are placeholders and aren’t very active. You might think that the Edmonton Oilers should be on that list too, but the Oilers don’t run the Twitter account – I do. A couple of others I’m sitting on include edmonton and ualberta.
Of course, there are also a number of organizations that don’t have an official account which are represented by their owners and/or employees. Some of these have the same name as the organization, but are used more like personal accounts so I am including them here instead of above (again, in no particular order):
- nForm – gsmith, adampatterson
- ProTraining.com – chrislabossiere, donriep, gregkureluk
- Lift Interactive – micajobe, kylefox
- Rob & Lauren’s Photography – robnlauren
- Nexopia – camlinke
- Edistorm – rcheramy
- IdleTime – jmatsuba
- Moments in Digital – bruceclarke
- FusedLogic – fusedlogic
- Halo Secretarial Services – halosecretarial
- Nuance Occasions – nuanceoccasions
- Lealea Design – lealea
- 350 Designs – ivansf
- Urban Jungle – craigblackburn
Not surprisingly, most of these organizations are in tech, photography, or design. All very creative endeavors.
The problem with a list like this is that it’s easy to miss people (apologies if I missed you), and it’ll soon be out of date. That’s why I’ve created a page on the EdmontonTweetup wiki for it. I’m not sure how much value there is in having such a list, but it’s there anyway. Feel free to add your organization to it, or to ignore it completely! I’ll try to update it when I can.
Don’t forget – the third EdmontonTweetup is taking place this Thursday (October 30th) at 6pm at Devlin’s on Whyte Avenue. You can find all the details here. Hope to see you there!
UPDATE: Added MatrikonOPC, 350 Designs, and Urban Jungle.