Sunday Spotlight is my way of saying thanks to those members my online communities who have made an impact in the past week. It is also a nod to Ana Isabel Canhoto, and the way she interprets the popular #FollowFriday meme on Twitter. I even had the honor of featuring in this week’s FollowFriday post on her blog. How awesome is that?
In every Sunday Spotlight post I will introduce you to 1-3 very special people. These people have stood out in the past week, and on top of that, are worth following. They might impact your life as well.
Some people can get very evangelical about their favorite things. But only a few know how to do that without getting obnoxious. Mareks Matisons is one of those fews. Two of his passions are Foursquare and his city: Riga. Now that the guys at Foursquare are rolling out city badges, Mareks has launched a campaign to get Riga a Foursquare city badge. He’s curating a list, engaging his followers and I am pretty sure he’s going to get this done. So, follow the Unveil Riga list on Foursquare to help him with this, and his tweets on @marruciic.
The second one in the spotlight this week, is the guy (yes, it is a guy) some refer to as Alex. Others know him as @qualityhunters. I’m not sure he wants his name revealed here, so I’m not going to do that. (Alex, if you’re reading, let me know, I can always update the post). During the Quality Hunters 2 project last year, Alex was running the Twitter account of the campaign. And he did so with verve. Every single day he engaged an ever growing audience with the project. Asking questions, launching discussions and generating lots of attention for the project. All that, he did with charm. Even after the project finished, and still now, he keeps the account lively, the debate going and even supports initiatives of community members. Alex is quite young still, and a talent to keep an eye on.