As many of you know, I am a huge fan of social media and the changes we have seen since social media started growing. We all like to be connected and to know what is happening in the world and with Twitter we can be. I use Twitter to interact with listeners and to find out what is happening in the world. Information spreads so fast now, you can often see something on Twitter before FOX or CNN has it. Over the next few days, I will be posting 13 of the Twitter accounts I believe you should follow. It will be a mix of politico’s, bloggers, sports guys, entertainment, and just people that I enjoy following. It will tough to only list 13, but that is part of the fun. Now, I don’t always agree with some of their tweets, but these people are active on Twitter and put out some good stuff. Of course you can always follow me on Twitter, @ChadHastyRadio.

Here are my 13 to Follow in 2013 that tweet mainly about Texas or are Texas based:

@MQSullivan- Michael Quinn Sullivan and Empower Texans is as tied in to Austin and politics as anyone could be. Numerous publications have listed Sullivan as one of the most powerful figures in Texas politics. He is a must follow for Texas politics.

@DavidGuenthner- Another must follow in Texas politics. Guenthner is the Senior Director for Public Affairs at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is very tied in to everything happening in Austin, and everything that should be happening.

@GregAbbott_TX- The official Twitter account for Texas A.G. Greg Abbott. Want to keep up with the fight against the Federal Government? This is who you need to follow.

@MustReadTexas- A great source of Texas news.

@MarkDavis- Host of The Mark Davis Show in Dallas on 660AM The Answer. Tweets about Texas and national politics. Always seems to enjoy interacting with listeners. I respect that.

@watsonwfaa- Senior reporter at WFAA in Dallas. Covers state and national politics. He also moderates many debates.

@dpjennings- Conservative blogger out of Houston.

@razshafer- Ft. Worth Regional Director for Senator Ted Cruz. Good guy to follow.

@chuckdevore- Another from the Texas Public Policy Foundation that you should be following.

@texasinsider- The official Twitter account of Provides great information on Texas politics.

@TexasTribune- Headlines from around the State of Texas.

@TX_Legislature- Follow this account and you can read the bills that were filed in Austin.

@TXlege- A new account that is looking to provide news on the Texas Legislature.