Owls in the Twitterverse
<p>Here are our picks for the top 25 Owls to follow on Twitter. Read about their feeds in 140 characters or fewer.</p>
Hillel J. Hoffmann and Maria Raha
Energetic. Surprising. Smart. Savvy. The stories Temple’s top tweeters tell are strikingly similar to the university’s story IRL (in real life). Industry leaders, entrepreneurs and cutting-edge scholars across the country share insights and discoveries, expertise and research.
This list also reveals a lot about Philadelphia, the evolution of which over the past 10 years runs apace with the changing face of Temple. With Owls at the forefront, the city is quickly becoming home to a fleet of young professionals and startup owners whose fresh takes on business have sparked coworking spaces like the Hive, media outlets such as Technical.ly Philly and companies including ROAR, which makes safety and crime-prevention accessories for women.
Temple has been transformed, too. With entrepreneurial think tanks and new scientific research labs, campus life is generating the cutting-edge ideas that make Philadelphia run.
Not surprisingly, our top 25 also reveal that Temple alumni in the national media are driving the nation’s culture—and its conversation.
Another Owl: Thomas Dixon, EDU ’14, relies on Twitter to recall what he did yesterday. In a private account with nearly 21,000 tweets, is a log of moments in Dixon’s life since December 2010, a month after he suffered a traumatic brain injury that led to memory loss. Read more.