Social awareness: people you should follow on Twitter

The “Be Good.” Twitter list has been difficult to build, but I have added new members that deserve to be noted here. If you’re interested in beefing up your timeline with some informative tweets, check out these profiles.

Twitter icon for Adam Jackson or @SmartBlackMan. black background, light bulb, "smart black man" on red,black,green stripes

Adam Jackson @SmartBlackMan Founder of SmartBlackMan.com. VP of @LBSBaltimore. Dedicated to justice, freedom and peace. Black Nationalist. Born/Raised/Live in BMore.

Twitter icon for Real Time LA Riots or @RealTimeLARiots.

Real Time LA Riots @RealTimeLARiots 20 years later: Livetweeting the Los Angeles Riots as they happened on this date and time in 1992. Account powered by@NBCLA.

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Twitter icon for Anti Consumerism or @ANTIconsumerism

Anti Consumerism @ANTIconsumerism Consumerism destroys human beings psychologically, emotionally and spiritually; it creates a self-destructive society bent on consuming everything in its path.

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Women’s health: people you should follow on Twitter

Women’s health, both physical and mental, is a hot-button topic these days. Lucky for us, plenty of experts are talking about it and trying to help us out. These are the people you should be following on Twitter for recipes, tips, support and information.

@healthlady The Health, Wellness and Anti-Aging Solution for Women over 40

@TheRAYmagazine We are a media movement dedicated to transforming the way women feel about themselves!

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Health: people you should follow on Twitter

Micro blogging sites like Twitter are useful for quick links, news, tips and networking. Journalists say that Twitter is used to find people you want to know. The following Twitter accounts are great sources for health information.

@8WW 8 Weeks to Wellness is a comprehensive wellness program. Give us 8 weeks & we’ll change the rest of your life!® (Tweets by 8WW founder Dr. Denise Chranowski.)

@Amir_HealthGuru Muslim, Raw Living Foodist, Health Freedom Fighter, Natural Health & Wellness Publisher, Natural Health Consultant, Researcher & Student of The Natural Healing Arts

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Patricia Rossi, of “One Minute Manners,” shares a lesson on stopping gossip

(Image courtesy of http://www.patriciarossi.com)

Speaking of Sandra Bullock, celebrities and the evil of gossip, I saw this tweet:

RT @GeoffsWife1962 Check this video out — Patricia Rossi’s Gossip Mannershttp://youtu.be/

My favorite quote from Patricia Rossi in this video is: “My favorite retort to to gossip is ‘Oh, lord. I have way too much to fix in myself than to use my time and energy talking about Myrna.'”

View the One Minute Manners video here

There actually are good, thoughtful, responsible people in our society.

Deirdre Lynds (Image courtesy of her blog, Such a Pretty Face)

I was convinced that there were about 40 people in America that have considered the thought below. Now I know there are 41.

“I think there are too many people today that feel they are entitled to certain aspects of life when they have not done a single thing to earn it. A lot of people will blame those outside forces, but instead of dealing with the problem, they will whine until something is given to them to make them shut up. American society today is a lot like that. If we complain enough society will give us a pacifier to shut up. Instead of encouraging people to take responsibility for their lives, we encourage them to be beggars, to become complacent and apathetic in trying to succeed” wrote Deirdre Lynds.

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5 people to follow on Twitter if you need tips on life

While there are few people specifically tweeting about social responsibility or any variation of the sort, there are several twitterers out there that give good advice for all of the aspects of your life. In no particular order:

@dougpmd Obviously, the health of the world’s newest generation starts in the womb and with responsible, knowledgable mothers. OB/GYN Physician with information and resources on health issues confronting women today.

@vinniethevespa This man comments on various things that pertain to “good” living. One of my favorite tweets: Kids always the same… but lack of school discipline, media over-exposure, bad parenting and dropping social standards, have failed them.

@Cooking_Light This group offers good information for healthy eating and therefore healthy living (and therefore good living). They always offer good recipes, advice, etc.

@MrPigglesworth Part of being responsible is giving back to our Earth. One way to do so involves planting and helping to get more vegetation planted. This user offers lots of gardening/yard/planting tips and shortcuts for the average person.

@goodhealth Not only does Health magazine publish a great magazine guide to healthy and good living, they tweet all sorts of tips in between issues. Tweets include general health tips and trivia throughout the day and a near-daily posting of links to really interesting and important health current events out there.

This is the first part in a two-part series. 5 more people to follow on Twitter will be coming soon.

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