Who You Following?

…or “Learning about people through social media” a.k.a. “Getting blocked from following people we like”

It’s not always what you say with social media, it’s also about who you follow — mainstream media, famous pro athletes, musicians and more. After joining Instagram and looking through people’s FOLLOWING lists to set up who we wanted to follow, we noticed a trend amongst some of the top bladers. So we investigated further to see what else besides blading these dudes were paying attention to. This is what we found:

Chris Haffey

Instagram: Goldenchyld, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Hart, Lil Wayne, Los Angeles Lakers, Zooey Deschanel

Conclusion: Chris keeps up with his Nitro Circus homies (on Twitter — which is private — so you can’t see), stays entertained by a couple funny people, and looks to social media for good vibes and inspiration.

Alex Broskow

Instagram: Zooey Deschanel

Conclusion: Alex mostly follows the usual blading suspects, with this one exception.

Jon Julio

Twitter: Nick Ngo Bangerz, (Finger)Bangerz, Philz Coffee, MacRumorsLive, Goldenchyld, Art of Story Telling, Hypebeast

Instagram: The Bangerz, Ubiq, Zooey Deschanel

Conclusion: The President supports the supporters and stays up on tech/fashion trends. And likes Zooey, too.

Erik Bailey

Instagram: Goldenchyld, Bo Bushnell

Conclusion: No nonsense Bailey with the no nonsense follow list. Check out Bo Bushnell for some cool photos.

Brian Aragon

Twitter: Denver Nuggets, The Illuminati, Xstrology, Wale, Daniel Tosh, Drizzy, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Mac Miller, Ryan Mathews, Dead Maus, Tony Robbins, Gucci Mane, Kanye West, Kenny Fucking Powers, Joe Rogan, Funny or Die

Instagram: Goldenchyld

Conclusion: Brian likes basketball, rappers, conspiracies, athletes and funny stuff. And Tony Robbins comes through with the inspiration. Also the blader most likely to know about your astrological sign.

Montre Livingston

Twitter: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Bree Z Lee, DJ NoPhrillz, TheRealJakkFronst.com, Team Early, Ground Up, Mike Jerz, Malakai Hussien, Jonathan Stewart, Dane Cook, Melanie Amaro, Tyler The Creator, Dwyane Wade, Ryan Kalil, Thomas Williams, Chris Bosh, Carolina Panthers, Greg Olsen, Jeremy Shockey

Conclusion: Tre knows what’s going on with the Carolina Panthers, because he follows a bunch of them. He’s also up on the indie hip hop scene, and his beloved PBRs.

Final analysis: Why do bladers like Zooey Deschanel so much?

Leave A Comment

Nate Snow - Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Who doesn’t love Zooey Deschanel? She’s funny and gorgeous. I’d follow that…

adam johnson - Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

That’s the kind of no nonsense I like. Follow 20 people. Don’t waste your time reading what dumb people say. I should be following Jeremy Piven though, real talk.

Jiri Volejnik - Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I have to check out Zooey Deschanel then. And Goldchyld too.
I follow a few of my friends that made it to twitter, ONE mag, straightjacket, Haffey and brian kranz. Too bad I cant follow Chris’ personal acc. Dude has been an inspiration to me since leading the blind. I’d like to know what he’s up to more often.

Jiri Volejnik - Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

…and of course Deecizzy!! Ma man.

Adam please unblock @fcompany on your personal acc, thats my crew. We just bought Pariah man cmon 😀