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Morning news anchors, big sisters and tech geeks: Our favorite Dallasites on Twitter now

Morning news anchors, big sisters and tech geeks: Our favorite Dallasites on Twitter now

Ron Corning
All this and brains too? Good morning Ron Corning indeed.  Newyork.grubstreet.com
Grace Duffy
Tech blogger Grace Duffy offers great tweet recaps. About.me
Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park is just as interesting on Twitter as it is in person. Photo by Jerry McClure
Austin Photo Set: News_austin_late into movie_nov 2012
It's coming to us in the spring, but for now you can catch DFW Alamo Drafthouse on Twitter. Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse
Ron Corning
Grace Duffy
Klyde Warren Park
Austin Photo Set: News_austin_late into movie_nov 2012

I am that girl who gets so into my texting or tweeting sessions, I’ll walk right into you. Case in point: Not too long ago, I picked up a book from a favorite columnist at the airport. Giddy over the purchase, I start walking through the terminal and tweeted the author to give kudos. 

We started a tweet love fest of sorts. Having access to such cool people is why I love this tool so much.

And then I walked into a row of chairs.

Last month I introduced you to a group of Dallasites — foodies, bloggers, celebs and entrepreneurs — who are skilled at grabbing my attention on their Twitter feeds. Now I have a fresh batch to recommend.

Fair warning: If you get caught up in their tweets like I do, keep an eye on the sidewalk.

Here’s who I’m following this month:

@AlamoDFW – If you aren’t familiar with the Alamo Drafthouse, it’s not too late. In fact, if you jump on the bandwagon now, you’ll actually be a little early. The first Dallas-area Alamo Drafthouse is coming to us in the spring. This is the movie theater other movie theaters wish they could be like.

Alamo is like the big sister who graciously lets you ride in her car but enacts the rule that you can’t open your mouth, even to sing out one tiny little line of your favorite song (not that I know what that’s like or anything). And you comply, because you totally want the street cred that comes along with being in her presence.

@RonCorning – Never have we had a news guy in town with a better catch phrase. And I would be willing to bet we’ve never had one this socially media savvy, either.

Ron Corning will tweet you back if you’re nice to him (maybe not after this possibly blows up his Twitter feed), and he’s pretty entertaining to boot. Corning got a side note in the last edition of this column, but it was high time to officially pull him into the fold. 

If you get a little depressed each weekday morning when you have to pull yourself away from the visually fabulous combo of Good Morning America’s Josh Elliott and our local Ron Corning (or is that just me?), stay calm and know that he’s available on Twitter once you get into the office.

@KCBrock – So the Dallas Business Journal knows about business in Dallas. (If not, surely they would have selected a different name.) Can you guess who might know even more about the people who know so much about business in Dallas? It’s DBJ managing editor Katherine Cromer-Brock.

Here’s the deal: What Katherine learns in the newsroom goes onto her professional Twitter account, but what Katherine thinks about what she learns in the newsroom goes onto this Twitter account. She also recently asked any one of her Twitter followers to bring her a pizza. I like anyone who uses social media for this kind of greater good.

@GraceDuffy – She’s a tech geek, a mom and a columnist, all rolled up into one great twitterer. Grace Duffy throws some sass into what she does, and all signs point to her being wittingly bright and informative too.

Her tweets are like tiny doses of her articles, so if you enjoy her writing style, you’ll enjoy the flow. Basically, if you want to geek out on all things new tech and mingle with a social media “it” girl, Duffy is it.

@KlydeWarrenPark – We all have friends we’ve removed from our newsfeeds because they talk too much about their day. (Quit pointing at me! That burger was too pretty not to show you.) With Klyde Warren Park, it’s different.

I hang on every Tweet. I want to know who’s there, who’s visiting and what events are happening. Whoever is manning the keyboard over at KWP is making sure we’re all getting as much as we want out of this tiny sliver of land on Twitter. It’s not too much, not too little, it’s just right.

Until next time. Stay safe walking.