So if you are interested in the Middle East at all, here is five people who are interesting to follow on Twitter.
#1. SaloumehZ is the first person you should follow. To be honest I have no clue who she is other than she lives in Tehran, Iran, but her tweets are fascinating. Every time a big event happens in the Middle East she posts about it almost the day it happens. She was the first person I heard about Malala from. She is a great person to follow if you are interested in hearing about news in the Middle East.
#2. Anthropologist is another great person to follow. They are an Internet think tank that acts like sort of a private detective. They post interesting articles about the Taliban and other explosive events in the Middle East. At the same time they also try to find followers that may know something about terrorists wether it be in America, Europe, or the Middle East. They are extremely interesting to follow if you are interested in the Taliban.
#3. Mark Schaefer is super interesting to follow if you are interested in the social media. He tweets about articles that have to do with social internet sites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace. He is the Chieftain of the blog “Grow” and a college professor. If he sounds interesting check out his latest tweeted article on “Three ways social media is changing the world“
#4. Mohammad Alsuwaidan is another great person to follow on Twitter. He is a Psychiatrist specialized in Mood & Anxiety, Public Health and Medical Education who is also an Arab who lives in Toronto, Canada. His posts are about how the social media is being restricted in the Middle East, and he also tweets about any news that pops up that might be relevant to the Middle East. He is super interesting if you are interested in how the social media is being restricted in the Middle Eastern countries.
#5. Mafaz Al-Suwaidan is an awesome person to follow, but you probably will need to be able to speak Standard Arabic for most of her posts. She is a Freelance Journalist who lives in Kuwait and writes super interesting articles from the perspective of an Arab living in the Middle East. Check her out and look through her tweets, her picture of “150,000 marching for their dignity” is amazing.