62=. Neal Mann, Journalist
A "Twitter anchor", Mann has been breaking news seconds ahead of conventional websites since 2009, with his huge network of followers as sources and amplifiers. The Twitterverse demands constant attention in the search for the next scoop; his feed curates tweets and links from news sources all over the world and is the first place to hear who's died, apologised or lied. He's not above a bit of light-hearted comment, though: "It has finally got serious – Sean Penn wades in to the Falklands row." (February 2012).
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