For Facebook, there’s sending friend requests, and for Google Plus, you add people to your circles. But as anyone who has a Twitter handle knows, on Twitter, we follow and we tweet at people.

Enter today’s #FollowFriday, or #FF. If you’ve been on Twitter and don’t know what this is, it’s a Friday standby where Twitter users recommend a list of accounts to others. For example, you might tweet, “#FF @itworldca @itbusinessca @compdealernews” to encourage your followers to follow these accounts, especially if you see value in their tweets.

Until the end of December, we’ll be posting an #FF every Friday to give you some ideas of who to follow in the IT community.

For this edition of #FF, here are a few Twitter handles that we think are worth a click on the “follow” button.

      • Karen Schulman Dupuis, manager of digital communications at the MaRS Discovery District

Describing herself as “the online voice of MaRS” in a Globe and Mail story published in August, Dupuis’ job is to educate and inform the public of MaRS’ mission. Beyond attending workshops and consulting with various departments in MaRS, one of her biggest tasks is to read content and follow technology sites and blogs. That means her Twitter feed will often showcase links to interesting stories that are worth a read – for example, the recent story of Uber and the controversy surrounding its surge pricing.

      • Russell McOrmond, system administrator and developer, Internet technical consultant

A regular blogger for IT World Canada.com, McOrmond regularly writes about open source systems, digital copyright, and more generally, the legal ramifications surrounding technology. And as a bonus, McOrmond is a huge fan of Dr. Who, making for a good mix of the professional and personal in his tweets.

      • Macy Kuang, mobile game developer at WoozWorld Inc. and Google Glass explorer 

As a developer, and as one of the few Google Glass explorers in Canada, Kuang tweets about her experiences using Glass. She also shares about her experiences as a mentor to other women learning to program and code.

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