Cross-Cultural & International People On Twitter
My Favorite People On Twitter
Hello! Chances are you landed here through Twitter. My favorite tweet topics are anything related to, or leading to, cross-cultural competence, cross-cultural marketing, international sales, international business, international networking and international social media.
Cross-Cultural & International Twitter Profiles By Category
Are you looking for interesting people to follow on Twitter to help you develop your cross-cultural and international skills for international business?
The people below share both their knowledge and skills in their tweets. They are also often great social networkers. I find their tweets inspiring and hope they also open your horizons, help you to develop your cultural skills and discover international business opportunities.
Cross-Cultural Marketer & International Sales Strategist
|@CindyKing – based in France, I help businesses adapt to new environments.
Blogs: This blog – Posterous – Social Media Examiner
Social Networks: Facebook Page + LinkedIn
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Follow my Twitter Lists to get the Twitter feeds of the people below. Remember, I recommend you follow these people (and my Twitter feed too!) to develop your cross-cultural and international business skills. You’ll probably notice there are also a few other people on my Twitter Lists than in the list below. These are a few new acquaintances who will probably be added to this main list below once I get to know them a bit more.
- Culture Tweets – On a wide variety of cultural topics
- Interesting Tweets – Places to go to open your mindset to different points of view
- International Business – From professors, active professionals and other various experts
- International Social Media – Social media savvy people with cross-cultural networking skills
|@dkiernan – in Ireland, Donagh Kiernan, helps tech companies partner into international markets and is active in the Irish software industry.
Blog: Maidsfield Blog – Twitter Interview
|@finikiotis – in USA, Steve Finikiotis, a marketer with extensive international business experience.
Blog: Touch Points
|@globalEDGEblog – in USA, a lively disscussion of topics in international business and global trade.
Blog: globalEDGE International Business Blog – globalEDGE on Facebook
|@HoeferleConsult – in USA with strong connection to Germany, Christian Höferle has tons of interesting tweets on cultural topics and German business.
Blog: Southeast Schnitzel – Christian Hoeferle on Facebook – Twitter Interview.
|@InvestInAfrica – Africa, Ryan Shen Hoover’s information on Africa is both useful for businesses interested in Africa and often very interesting to read for others
Blog: Investing In Africa
|@jackyan – New Zealand, Jack Yan has several business activities and a strong cross-cultural background.
Blog: Jack Yan – Jack Yan on Facebook – Jack Yan on LinkedIn – Twitter Interview
|@LaurelDelaney – In USA, Laurel Delaney helps small businesses go global
Blog: The Global Small Business Blog – Laurel Delaney on Facebook – Laurel Delaney on Facebook – Laurel Delaney on LinkedIn
|@steveroesler – in USA, Steve Roesler is an international management consultant teaching people practical ways to become extraordinary.
Blog: All Things Workplace - Twitter Interview
|@TransDomo – in USA with a strong connection to Germany, Klaus Westerwelle is an international business consultant with lots of interesting tweets.
Blog: American German Business Blog – Twitter Interview
|@amsall – in Senegal, Amadou M. Sall is truly a cross-cultural connector and great person to follow online.
Blog: Translator Power – Amadou M. Sall on Facebook – Amadou M. Sall on LinkedIn
|@beniers – in Holland, Prof.C. Beniers shares lots of information on cross-cultural communication online.|
|@BlendImages – in USA, Blend Images multiethnic commercial stock agency with interesting ethnic marketing tweets.|
|@CateBrubaker – in USA, Cate shares her strong intercultural expertise in her tweets.
Blog: Culturally Teaching – Cate Brubaker on Facebook – Cate Brubaker on LinkedIn
|@fusionview – in England, Yang-May Ooi just co-authored a very interesting book with Silvia Cambie @XCulture on cross-cultural communication.
Blog: Fusion View
|@joekutchera – in USA, Joe Kutchera is a Gringo Latino connecting the Spanish and English-language Internets.
Blog: Dot Global – Joe Kutchera On Facebook – Joe Kutchera On LinkedIn
|@MarionChapsal – in France, Marion Chapsal is a vivacious French lady with strong intercultural communication expertise
Blog: Geronimo – Marion Chapsal on LinkedIn
|@mixedchickschat – in USA, the only live, weekly show about being racially and culturally mixed.
Podcasts: Mixed Chicks Chat
|@newdemographic – in USA, Carmen Van Kerckhove blogs on race and diversity.
Blog: Racialicious – Carmen Van Kerckhove On Facebook
|@pocketcultures – a group blog on culture.
Blog: Pocket Culures
|@RanaSinha – in Finland, Rana Sinha is a consultant in Cross-Cultural Interaction, Human Resource Development and Management
Blog: Original Wavelength
|@wisequeen – in Italy & Switzerland, Donna Jackson, is a tech blogger and entrepreneur
Blog: Wisequeen – Twitter Interview
|@YleesHarvester – in Germany, Daniel Janssen tweets lots of interesting stuff about Africa|
|@XCulture – in England, Silvia Cambie has a unique cross-cultural background.
Blog: Chanda Communications – Silvia Cambie on Facebook- Silvia Cambie on LinkedIn – Twitter Interview
Cross-Cultural & Intercultural Speakers & Trainers
|@cultureguru – in USA, Deanna Shoss provides diversity coaching and training, multicultural marketing.
Blog: Intercultural Talk
|@culturalworld – in USA, Peter Fordos is a cross-cultural trainer. Helping individuals and organizations to succeed around the world.
Peter Fordos on LinkedIn
|@CultureMatters – in England, Neil Urquhart is a very experienced cross-cultural communication trainer.
Website: Clear Transtion – Twitter Interview
|@DeborahSwallow – in England, Deborah Swallow is an intercultural communications speaker.
Blog: Deborah Swallow – Twitter Interview
|@globalcoach – in Russia, Margarita Gokun Silver is an expatriate and cross-cultural coach.
Blog: Global Coach Center
|@bghansel – in USA, Bettina Hansel, a one woman intercultural education and program assessment team.
Blog: Bettina Hansel -
|@DR4WARD – in USA, William J. Ward, teaches marketing at Ferris State University.
Blog: Dr4ward – Twitter Interview
|@DavidComp – in USA, David Comp is a great resource for international education.
Blog: International Higher Education Consulting – IHEC on Facebook – David Comp on LinkedIn
|@Larryferlazzo – USA, Larry Ferlazzo, an inner-city high school teacher has a fascinating blog that grows minds and luckily for us, he is now tweeting.
Blog: Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day
|@LCWllc – in USA, LCW is an intercultural consulting firm with lots of interesting tweets.|
|@LouisColumbus – in USA, Louis Columbus teaches graduate course on international business.|
|@psitutor – in Australia, Charmayne Paul, online tutor with many international students.
Website: PSI Tutor – Char Paul on Facebook
|@ExpatCoachMegan – in Italy, Megan Fitzgerald helps fellow expats to use their personal brand on and offline.
Blog: Career By Choice – Facebook
|@MissExpatria – in France & Italy, Christine Cantera is interested in meeting expats from all over the world.
Blog: Miss Expatria
|@Ronna – in Germany, Ronna Porter, has a strong international profile and has researched expat communities as a market and business opportunity.
Ronna Porter on Facebook – Ronna Porter on LinkedIn
|@AAATranslation – in USA & Germany, Susanne Evens has lived in the US for over 17 years.
Blog: AAA Translation Inc
|@CotterHUE – in Japan, Chris Cotter is an English language teacher with strong cross-cultural expertise who shares lots of interesting stuff online.
Website: Heads Up English – Chris Cotter on LinkedIn – Twitter Interview
|@germanheit – in Germany, Babsi blogs and tweets to make it fun for others learn German.
Blog: German Heit – Germanheit with Babsi on Facebook
|@matthewbennett – in Spain, Matthew keeps a list of over 150 linguists on Twitter on his blog.
Bilingual Blog: Matthew Bennett in English – Facebook - Twitter Interview
|@rainbowhill – in Australia, Brett Fyfield blogs about Japanese language and culture.
Blog: Rainbowhill Language Lab – Brett Fyfield on Facebook
|@rliberni – in England, Berni Wall has lots of interesting tweets.
Website: RLI Language Services
|@clarinette02 – in England, Clarinette is an IP & IT Lawyer… tweets in both English & French.
Blog: Clarinette’s Blog – LinkedIn
|@EILBlog – in USA, Joshua Lenon tweets and blogs about how international law impacts us everyday.
Blog: Everyday International Law
|@foolkitlegal – in Australia, Nick Ramage provides legal resources and news from an Australian perspective.
|@importerhelp – in USA, Mark Lehnardt tweets about current antidumping & countervailing duty information for U.S. importers & foreign exporters.
Website: Importer Help
|@intltradelawyer – in Canada, Martha Harrison tweets about international trade and regulatory law from a Canadian perspective.|
|@tradelawnews – in USA, Doug Jacobson tweets about news on export controls, customs, FCPA, antidumping law and other international trade issues.
Blog: International Trade Law News
|@tradelawyer – in Canada, John Boscariol is an international trade lawyer who tweets about international business, sometimes from a Canadian perspective.|
|@WorldTradeLaw – in USA, for a stream of trade news headlines.
Website: World Trade Law
|@beverlycornell – USA, Beverly Cornell works inside the localization industry and also runs an international business blog.
Blog: Global Business Perspectives – Beverly Cornell on LinkedIn
|@GabeRodino – USA, Gabe Rodino does lots of things, but he always has interesting tweets about different cultures. <
Blog: Lingua Solutions – Lingual Solutions on Facebook
Marketers & Advertising Professionals
|@brandoneculture – in USA, William Shepherd works for a multicultural brand consultancy and has interesting conversations on business and different cultures.|
|@CultureShocks – in England, Elliot Polak is the founder of Textappeal and shares insights on Culture Shocks in global media and marketing.
Blog: Text Appeal
|@DoreenatDMS – in Canada, Doreena Iannuzzi, tweets and blogs about cultural diversity.
Blog: The New Mainstream – Twitter Interview
|@edwardcates – in USA, a marketer vested in diversity.
Blog: Nuances of Marketing – Edward Cates on Facebook – Edward Cates on LinkedIn
|@JuanTornoe – in USA, Latino ethnic marketer.
Blog: Hispanic Trending
|@Kissmyblackads – in USA, Craig Brimm, a multicultural blogger.
Blog: Kiss My Black Ads
|@ohh_la_la – in England, Caroline Newton runs a cheeky strategic marketing agency and has lots of interesting & fun tweets.|
|@PamojaMedia – a group blog on marketing to an African online audience globally.|
|@PinkPearl84 – in USA, Pamela Taylor, creating opportunities for companies reaching multicultural markets.|
Social Media Networkers
|@akostic – in France, Sylvain Guéguen tweets about social media, usually in French, but he does speak English
French blog: Akostic – Akostic on Facebook – Sylvain Guéguen on Viadeo
|@dragosroua – in Romania, Dragos Roua is a great personal development blogger.
Blog: Dragos Roua – Brillantly Better – Dragos Roua on Facebook – Dragos Roua on LinkedIn
|@lyceum – in Sweden, Martin Lindeskog, active on Twitter and interested in cross-cultural communication
Blog: Ego – Martin Lindeskog on Facebook – Martin Lindeskog on LinkedIn
|@NicoleSimon – in Germany, European social media maven
Blog: Cruel to Be Kind
|@mintblogger – India, Rajeev Edmonds, a favorite pro blogger and social media enthusiast I often hang out with
Blog: Mint Blogger – Rajeev Edmonds on Facebook – Rajeev Edmonds on LinkedIn
|@shanegibson – Canada, Shane Gibson follows social media trends in different regions of the world
Blog: Closing Bigger – Shane Gibson on Facebook – Shane Gibson on LinkedIn
|@tdebaillon – in France, Thierry de Baillon tweets in both French & English
Bilingual blog: Sonnez En Cas D’Absence – Thierry de Baillon on Facebook – Thierry de Baillon on LinkedIn
|@wchingya – Malaysia, Ching Ya, great blogger & social media enthusiast.
Blog: Social @ Blogging Tracker – Social @ Blogging Tracker on Facebook – Ching Ya on LinkedIn
|@Asiabizblog – in USA, Rich Kuslan has lots of interesting tweets on China business and law.
Blog: Asia Biz Blog – Rich Kuslan on LinkedIn
|@ChinaBlogTweets – in England, China Business Blog tweets about Chinese business news.
Blog: China Business Services – Jeremy Gordon on LinkedIn
|@clar_key – in England, James Clark tweets about international trade. He’s a freight & logistics sales professional, strategic marketer and PR person.|
|@ecipe – in Belgium, for tweets from the European Centre For International Political Economy.
Website: European Centre For International Political Econom
|@jonathanlynn – in Switzerland, Jonathan Lynn tweets about trade and other international stuff.|
|@LanceScoular – in Australia, often tweets about export.
Website: Lance Scoular – Lance Scoular on Facebook – a title=”Lance Scoular on LinkedIn” href=”http://www.linkedin.com/in/lancescoular”>Lance Scoular on LinkedIn
|@MfgCrunch – in USA, Manufacturing Crunch is a global online manufacturing community.
Blog: Manufacturing Crunch
|@SedonaCyberLink – in USA, Jane Ginn provides lots of updates on Global Business, Fair Trade, Emerging Market Development Policy and Environmental Sustainability.
Blog: Sedona Cyber Link
Travellers & Travel Experts
|@chrisguillebeau – in USA, Chris Guillebeau tweets & blogs about his travel adventures.
Blog: The Art of Non-Conformity
|@culturalrealms – in USA & Europe, Rossitza Ohridska is a macro-strategist on cultural tourism.
Blog: Cultural Realms – Rossitza on Facebook – Rossitza on LinkedIn
|@Culture4travel – in USA, Dat Nguyen shares a lot about Asian culture and customs. .
Website: Culture 4 Travel
|@familyonbikes – Between North & South Poles, a family biking from Alaska to Argentina.
Blog: A Family On Bikes
|@FreePursuits – in USA, Corbett Barr tweets & blogs about lifestyle design and the future of work, entrepreneurship, digital nomads and location independence.
Blog: Free Pursuits
|@irishpolyglot – in Ireland?, Benny Lewis is a full-time globe trotter and tweets in 7 languages.
Blog: Fluent in 3 Months – Fluent in 3 Months on Facebook
|@sdweathers – in China, Steven Weathers produces videos on Chinese culture, travel, and everyday life.
YouTube Channel: Foreigner Perspective
|@tferriss – in USA, Tim Ferris author of The 4-Hour Workweek also tweets and blogs about his travels.
Blog: The Four Hour Work Week
|@Travelwriticus – in Austria, Andreas Susana writes about his trips, castles, museums, exhibitions, historic places, trains… and Austria.
Blog: Travel Writer
Fun & Interesting People Around The World
|@alina_popescu – in Romania, Alina Popescu is crazy about blogging, PR, marketing and photography
Blog: Words Of A Broken Mirror – Alina Popescu on LinkedIn
|@BriceRoyer – in Canada, Brice Royer is the founder of non-profit TCKID, a place to go to learn more about Third Culture Kids
Blog: Brice Royer – Brice Royer on Facebook
|@ChristinaRogge - in Taiwan, Christina Rogge is a German affiliated with Asia exploring marketing in Web 2.0
Blog: Christina Rogge – Christina Rogge on LinkenIn
|@deanmeistr – in USA, Dean Meyers is a visual problem-solver interested in cross-cultural communication
Blog: Mode 2 Design – Dean Meyers on LinkedIn
|@dianelevin – in USA, Diane Levin is a mediator with a legal and social science background who often tweets about cultural diversity.
Blog: Mediation Channel
|@ernieschell – in USA, Ernie Schell has an interest in international views and has a very interesting Twitter feed.
|@EllenNaylor – in USA, has a multicultural background has a passion for competitive intelligence.
Blog: Corporate Intelligence – Ellen Naylor on LinkedIn
|@finolaprescott – in Barbados, Finola Prescott blogs on a wide variety of subjects including things of international interest and West Indian recipes.
Blog: Sun Rain Or
|@fred2baro – in France, Frédérick 2 Baro provides a glimpse of the French definition of “culture”
French blog: Blogture
|@gedankenreiter – in Germany, Daniel Sanghoon Lee tweets in English & German and often about things of cross-cultural interest|
|@glcuccureddu – in the Netherlands, Gianluigi Cuccureddu always has interesting conversation|
|@Hanimeli – in Norway, Kari M has travelled widely and shares her cultural insights on Twitter.|
|@Inga_Ros – in Iceland, Inga Rós has lots of interesting cultural insights.|
|@intlentreprenr – in USA, Becky DeStigter is an international business consultant & language junkie.
Blog: The International Entrepreneur
|@jansegers – in Belgium, Pieter Jansegers is a very friendly French teacher with many interests
Ning: French Teachers in the 21st Century
|@jescarter – in USA, Jessica Faye Carter writes on cultural and gender diversity.
Blog: Technicultr – Technicultr On Facebook – Jessica Faye Carter On LinkedIn
|@kadavids – in USA, Kim Davidson is a mixed chick with a strong interest in Germany, the Caribbean & South America.
Kim Davidson on LinkedIn
|@linnetwoods – Linnet Woods is on a boat in the Mediterranean and has a very diverse background|
|@PicSeshu – in USA, a photographer of multicultural weddings
|@refsmith – in USA, Brian Smith is a customs analyst who offers some good insights for international trade|
|@ruxandraale – in Austria, Ruxandra Alexandru, most helpful twitter from Romania now living in Austria|
|@SCGLPRNetwork – in USA, connects attorneys/legal experts with journalists – some very interesting tweets on international topics|
|@SharonL213 – USA, Sharon Lewis is a fun person who loves cross-cultural topics too|
|@SeanJamesOliver – USA, Sean Oliver is a Project Manager for an intercultural training, consulting, and translation company with lots of tweets on cross-cultural topics|
|@siyab – Pakistan, Muhammad Siyab, favorite blogger and kind friend in Pakistan|
|@Thandelike – in Turkey, Anastasia M. Ashman is a Turkophile and global citizen.
Blog: Anastasia Ashman
|@Tosk59 – USA, Tosk59 tweets about interesting things from all over the world|
Other Groups Of Interest
|@gbw – the Global Business Women Ning group
Xing: Global Business Women Network
|@globalvoices – Global Voices is a community of more than 200 bloggers around the world.
Blog: Global Voices
|@worldhum – Tweets by World Hum‘s editors, @jimbenning, @myessis, @evaholland and @vmconners. This travel blog often has articles with very interesting cultural insights.|
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Let’s get to know each other more and build a strong social business network. I would love to chat with all of you. Send me a DM @CindyKing.
My Skype ID: cindyking.biz I’m always easy to reach on Skype, weekdays & late afternoons my time here in France. BUT I do like to know who you are first. I have a French IP address, a woman’s name and get plagued with North African “friendship” requests from cultures with indirect communication practices. This can become a huge time waster unless I screen my Skype contacts thoroughly. So please let me know your real name and get straight to the point when you ask to connect on Skype.
Cross-Cultural Twitter Interviews
The primary reason why I conduct Cross-Cultural Twitter Interviews is to get to know everyone on this list a bit more. And I only interview people on this list. I am slowly reaching out to everyone here to ask them if they would like to do a Twitter Interview. You can see all of the Cross-Cultural Twitter Interviews here. And if you are on the list above and want to do one with me soon, please send me a DM.
Do You Know Of Any Other Interesting International Or Cross-Cultural Tweeters?
If so, please introduce us. I always enjoy a good conversation and sharing new perspectives on cultural and international business skills. The best way to contact me is @CindyKing.
Personal Networking List
Sometimes people with fantastic backgrounds ask me to add their names to this list. But when I check out their Twitter feed, I don’t see any tweets on any of my favorite subjects. I do have quite a few favorite tweet topics – see the full list at the top of this post – and when you look carefully at the list above you’ll see that I there is a very wide variety. But for these rather pushy people let me very clearly state:
This is my personal list. These are people I like on Twitter because they share content I consider useful for others in developing cultural and international skills.
If you want to get on the list, the best way is to say hello to me on Twitter and talk to me about anything related to the subjects I like to tweet about. I’m here to network with people and I like fun people.
Regular Updates To Keep The List A Fun Social Networking Tool
Unfortunately a few people originally on this list have abused of my generosity. This is not a free marketing service. It is just my personal choice of people I like and want to network with. In practice this means I infrequently go through this list and delete people who:
- Request multiple changes to their information here beyond normal info changes
- Ask me to give them multiple links back to their site
- Are not interested in actually connecting with other people on Twitter interested, which defeats the whole purpose of this list
We all get busy and the content in our Twitter feed may change. Up until now I have not deleted any of the people who have changed the topics they tweet about… but this may happen in the future if it appears to be a permanent change in direction.
Any Fun Ideas To Share?
- What other category would you like to see on this Cross-Cultural & International Twitter list for more cross-cultural or international insights?
- Do you have any fun ideas on how to network better with this Cross-Cultural & International Twitter list?
I would love to hear your ideas on how we can connect and have more fun networking. Please share them in the comment sections below or DM me on Twitter.