On the day of our 100th episode, I've compiled a Twitter list of the 100 people who have informed and inspired our coverage from day one.
In no particular order (drum roll please)...
Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist
Tweet: Why We Can't "Fire the Photon Torpedos" - Find out my thoughts at http://t.co/nW8pZzg
James Reynolds, Storm chaser
Tweet: Footage I shot of Kirishima volcano's Shinmoedake crater in Japan going bonkers back at end of Jan – http://youtu.be/Pt6I1zmNsQk
Bill Bishop, Beijing-based media commentator and China watcher
Tweet: Author on weibo trying 2 smear baidu CEO robin li on weibo, saying he has us green card. Baidu-writers dispute could get nasty
MIC Gadget, China gadget and shanzhai culture blog
Tweet: Giant Shoes Car Spotted In China! (With Video) http://bit.ly/hMImf0
Chris Chang, MIC Gadget editor
Tweet: Have been packing the SJ figures for nearly 1week!! http://yfrog.com/h59gmeoenfj
Kara Swisher, Columnist, AllThingsD.com
Tweet: Relax, Android Tablet Makers Can Still Get Google’s Honeycomb http://t.co/InetdcH
Katie Boehret, WSJ reporter
Tweet: This guy asking 1st Q of panel is wearing 2 wrist bands, 1/hand, w/diff smartphones attached to each http://twitpic.com/4cir7c
Walter Mossberg, WSJ columnist, AllThingsD.com
Tweet: Curiously low-key reaction to AT&T/T-Mo merger plan from Verizon Wireless CEO at #CTIA11 panel.
Bill Nye, Science Educator
Tweet: Off we go, learning more of our place in space! http://plixi.com/p/79716058
Soichi Noguchi, Japanese Astronaut
Tweet: Blue Arabian desert. http://twitpic.com/47u580
Matt Alt, Japan-based writer and translator
Tweet: I love the names of old Japanese games. "Gun Professional" sounds like something to aspire to. http://t.co/SvblSCr
Tweet: Modelers in L'Aquila have been very, very busy. http://goo.gl/BpxOI
Pour Me Coffee
Tweet: Boots on the ground, boots on the ground. Don't listen to the fools who want boots on the ground. http://bit.ly/hXXatD
Hiroko Tabuchi, Tokyo-based business and tech writer for the New York Times
Tweet: Another aftershock in Tokyo... NYT scribes barely look up from their computers.
Nieman Lab, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University
Tweet: The 10 best places to see sexy data online. You read that right. http://nie.mn/e8ZAnW
Dan Gillmor, Media commentator, entrepreneur and educator
Tweet: Singapore tweeps - also, we're working on a blogger/tweeter meetup one evening late next week. details to come
Tweet:Nic Robertson Fires Back At Fox http://bit.ly/ekloIi
Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media
Tweet: #occrp investigative dashboard is a tool for journalists to cooperate in uncovering cross-border organized crime http://www.datatracker.org/
Christine Lu, Geek, bridge-builder, CEO of Affinity China
Tweet: headed out in morning. meetings. lunch. meetings. happy hour. dinner. izakaya. drinks. back at hotel 1:40am. NYC and Shanghai very similar.
Frank Yu, Gamer, Geek, TEDxBeijing advisor
Tweet:In other places, people talk about the weather for small talk, in China we ask each other what VPN they use and how often it gets blocked
Tweet: Marine debris is a global problem. Learn more by taking a tour in Google Earth and read what NOAA has to say: http://goo.gl/YD7WY
NPR Monkey See, NPR's pop culture blog
Tweet: A few thoughts about Elizabeth Taylor, quintessential American celebrity (though yes, not born here). http://n.pr/hBAGTb
Michael Sommer, News Stream super fan and uber-geek
Tweet: Ruuuuuuuuuuun!! – Lego zombie outbreak [Pic] – http://is.gd/3B2fq6
Mark Milian, CNN tech writer
Tweet:3-D smartphones ditch the glasses, but not so fast for tablets http://t.co/0JstEIQ
Tweet:New post-earthquake images of Japan, including before-and-after comparisons: http://bit.ly/fbqAT8
Troy Barrett, CNN fan and astute observer
Tweet: Fareed Zakaria GPS is replacing Piers Morgan on Monday evenings on the A-PAC CNNI feed. Just saw the promo. Fabulous news.
Victor Hernadez, CNN’s Director of Domestic newsgathering, Social Media & Tech enthusiast
Tweet: How changes in journalism & the economy have helped business journalism thrive: http://tinyurl.com/4ak5wjz /via @Poynter
Nini Suet, Producer at CNN International
Tweet: How Japan educates children about Fukushima. Creative indeed. Mad props for the upbeat spirit despite the disaster!http://bit.ly/fLnkI0
John Sanders, Digital Media Producer at CNN International, Web Designer/Developer
Tweet: Follow CNN's journalists covering #Egypt from inside the country & around the world @cnni/Egypt. Live blog:http://on.cnn.com/eGTEbz
Etan Horowitz, Digital Media Producer at CNN International
Tweet: We just showed a QR code on @CNNi TV! It links to a page with resources for donating to #Japan. http://t.co/KooMvkk
Nic Robertson, CNN Senior International Correspondent
Tweet: Sources at Pentagon tell us Gadhafi loyalists search Tripoli morgues for bodies to present to journalists as civilian casualties
Arwa Damon, CNN International Correspondent
Tweet: met woman w/daughters in mistrata. she saw tv pics of home that looked like theirs destroyed, tried to call from our sat phone, no luck.
Ed Henry, CNN Senior White House Correspondent
Tweet: President Obama defended #Libya policy by saying, "We have already saved lives," at joint news conference w/President Funes
Noah Shachtman, Spencer Ackerman and WIRED’s national Security Folks
Tweet: Surveillance robots know when to hide http://bit.ly/hHjtTs
Council on Foreign Relations, resource for foreign policy news and analysis
Tweet: New graphic: If world froze current #nuclear energy use, renewable output would have to double by 2035 to fill gap:http://on.cfr.org/gpeuQh
NASA Kepler, Kepler Mission to discover Earth-size planets in the habitable zone
Tweet: Kepler science data fuels greater understanding at the core! Echoes detected from deep w/in a star. http://bit.ly/hQh0Yg#sciencemagazine
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Columnist
Tweet: We know that we can't feed all starving children. But consistency doesn't require us to feed none. If we can save Libyan lives, let's do it.
Wael Ghonim, Internet activist, Head of Marketing of Google Middle East and North Africa
Tweet: 44 days since Mubarak stepped down YET state owned media is still being led by same chief propaganda officers who opposed our revolution
Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist, activist
David Gergen, Senior Political Analyst for CNN
Tweet: Prof. Ajami @andersoncooper & I discuss what else the international community might do to aid Libyan oppositionhttp://tiny.ly/1Kz9 #Libya
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
Tweet: Dinosaurs and Nazis. What else do you need to know? http://ow.ly/4hFjt
Mark Frauenfelder, Editor-in-chief of MAKE, founder of Boing Boing
Tweet: Mind blowing: plastic sheets dance slowly above a strawberry field. http://t.co/M41gsy5
Xeni Jardin, Co-editor of Boing Boing, digital media commentator, Wired magazine contributor
Tweet: Ate lunch today next to 2 ppl who were student parrticipants in Tienanmen Square. 1, a woman, likened it to current revolutions in Mideast.
Doug Gross, Producer/CNN.com Tech writer
Tweet: Curious if Color buzz will = popularity. Sharing photos with strangers – cool or creepy? http://on.cnn.com/hgFLbF
John D Sutter, CNN.com Tech writer
Tweet: about to interview Ringo Deathstarr (@ Annie's West) http://4sq.com/dRzIvI
Ken Levine, Creative Director and Co-founder of Irrational Games.2K Boston
Tweet: If you step back from it, social games are becoming a bit like pc games of the 80s/90s, where some real experimentation is happening.
Nicholas Thompson, Senior editor at The New Yorker, contrib ed at Bloomberg TV + CNNI, author of The Hawk and the Dove, co-founder The Atavist.
Tweet: Toobin's 2007 piece on Google Books is still a great summary of the key issues in the current debate: http://nyr.kr/h9LpVc
Scott Forstall, Senior Vice President iOS, Apple
Tweet: (No Tweets... yet. But when a senior executive at Apple tweets, you'll probably want to read them, right?)
Tina Sanchez, Host/Producer of 1UP Oddcast, Game Night and occasional writer for 1UP!
Tweet: I know Crysis 2 is what all the cool kids are playing, but I can't forget Dawn of War II. @warhawk7
Arnold Kim, MacRumors editor
Tweet: multi monitors become less practical with large format screens. but I still like the compartmentalization of having multiple workspaces
Joshua Topolsky, Editor-in-chief of Engadget.com
Tweet: It's clear that Angry Birds is the most iconic and culturally significant game since Pac-Man. Discuss.
Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft
Tweet: It’s great to be back in India – Melinda and I are headed up to Bihar to see the progress they're making of particularly tough problems.
Jason Chen, Editor at Gizmodo
Tweet: Based on its top usage scenario, the Instapaper app could have easily been called Instapooper.
Mark MacDonald, Executive Director at 8-4, Ltd. For talk about Japan
Tweet: Excellent GamesTM article on game consulting (3DS cover) by @rwinterhalter What? No, no bias...just happens to feat 8-4 http://t.co/kHblULt
Jeff Green, PopCap's Director of Editorial and Social Media
Tweet: Among the reasons I love PopCap: “@KimAms: Oh, hey, @Greenspeak. We've hired your replacement. http://t.co/iXRNO8r”
Ryan Block, gdgt founder, Tech critic
Tweet: Thanks for the GoDaddy SSL cert suggestions, folks, but those are only cheap for the most basic. Need wildcard? Jumps +$200/yr.
Brian Lam, Gizmodo
Tweet: iPhone controlled home security system is awesome
Stephen Fry, Actor and Blogger
Tweet: RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor, surely the last of a breed...
Opta Sports, master of football stats
Tweet: 33 – West Ham have used more different players in the Premier League than any other team this season. Turnover.
Bryan Lee O’Malley, author of the Scott Pilgrim series
Tweet: ok, the new Sloan, THE DOUBLE CROSSES (coming in May) is a top-5 all-time Sloan album. Easily their best since the 90s.
Lee Unkrich, Director of Toy Story 3, Pixar handyman
Tweet: Emoticon Theater: The Shining http://t.co/3sc59nO
Jimmy Fallon, Actor, Comedian, TV host
Tweet: Clive Davis motions to me. I lean over and kiss him on the cheek. He only wanted to whisper something in my ear. #thatwasawkward
Nick Ramsey, MSNBC Producer
Tweet: ... fox news' john stossel: "no group in u.s. has been more helped by the govt than the american indians." really? http://ping.fm/Iif6E
Steve Berthiaume, Host at ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, baseball video game geek
Tweet: Just ran into Dick Vitale in the hallway. He says he's worried about the Rays bullpen.
Matt Harding, Internet dancing sensation
Tweet: Just took taxi from Damascus-Beirut sandwiched between Palestinian refugee and Lebanese mobster named Sam. I smell like bottom of hookah.
Stephen Colbert, American political satirist, writer, comedian and television host
Tweet: If we mix science with food, it's only a matter of time before people believe we evolved from a PB&J sandwich.
Tweet: Which Singer Is Dressing Under the Influence? http://eonli.ne/dM8V2A
John Gruber, tech pundit, Daring Fireball
Tweet: RIMM is taking a beating in after-hours trading: http://t.co/9gBcngP
Jeremy Goldkorn, Founder of Danwei
Tweet: Several ppl featured in this Danwei video from 2009 China Bloggers Conference have been disappeared in last few weeks http://is.gd/wuk9Bq
Jo Ling Kent, CNN Beijing Bureau Assoc Producer & Web journalist
Tweet: China continues to call for immediate cease fire in Libya.
Tyson Wheatley, Senior Editor at CNN Digital
Tweet: Best response to UCLA student's "Asians in the library" rant I've seen so far http://bit.ly/eLxJj6
Tweet: NASA says farewell to its comet hunter spacecraft named Stardust. http://cot.ag/dLpkv9
Mahmoud Salem, Egyptian blogger, activist and writer
Tweet: We used to claim legitimacy in the name of the population by calling for 1 million people to show up, this is not the case anymore. #jan25
Katherine Tiedemann, Research Fellow in the Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative
Tweet: Biggest story in my google news section on Pakistan is far and away the cricket win. Consider me intimidated.
Good, an association of pragmatic idealists
Tweet: Animated infographic: which countries are happiest? http://su.pr/2ucNxA
The Dark Lord
Tweet: "Bad things always happen to good people." Further reason why being a good person is completely overrated.
Ben Wedeman, CNN Correspondent
Tweet: Teetering, about to fall: Ali Abdallah Saleh of #Yemen.
Phillip J Crowley, Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
Tweet: The military objectives in #Libya are limited, which means the impact will be limited. The use of force alone will not make #Qaddafi quit.
Andy Carvin, Senior strategist at NPR
Tweet: Unclear about context; graphic video appears to be dismembered bodies of people killed in Daraa. Was there a bombing? http://on.fb.me/gbYgY9