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Posted 6:45pm on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

A few weeks ago, we came out with our first-ever list of DFW Social Media Powerhouses. Even as we were compiling the list of 65 people, places and entities, we knew that there would be arguments, debates and charges of "It can't be a serious list if ..." So we asked you to sound off to us, on Facebook, Twitter and by any other means, to let us know who you think we left off the Powerhouse list. We listened. Of the suggestions we got, we'll be adding a handful to our existing list, which you can find at www.dfw.com/ink.

Without further ado, here's who makes the grade:

The Granada Theater

Twitter: @granadatheater (17,031 followers)

Facebook: facebook.com/GranadaTheater (59,659 likes)

Total followers: 76,690

Sample Facebook post: Does anyone even purchase Chris Brown merch or tix? (Posted on Feb. 5 with a link to a Hypetrak story titled: "The Frank Ocean-Chris Brown Police Report Is Uglier Than We Thought")

Jesse Metcalfe

Twitter: @JesseMetcalfe (213,960 followers)

The actor known as Christopher Ewing on the popular TNT drama Dallas tweets behind-the-scenes tidbits from the show as well as pictures from hanging around Dallas at restaurants and Mavs games.

Sample tweet: Shooting #dallasTNTseason2 on location at the Fortworth Stockyards. Who says you can't ride a longhorn? pic.twitter.com/MlVmsiTV (Jan. 17)

Sybil Summers

Twitter: @Sybil1053 (11,906 followers)

Radio personality on the afternoon drive show RAGE on 105.3 The Fan (and a model in the 2011 DFW.com Hot Issue) is very active on Twitter. Since she is the nonsports person on the sports talk station, the conversation can include dogs, music and even beer.

Sample tweet: Love my #diadelostoadies skull! Thanks, @thetoadies! My calendar is marked for Sept. 13-14th. Giggity. pic.twitter.com/kQqBtzKR (Feb. 11)

Melissa Rycroft

Twitter: @MelissaRycroft (214,158 followers)

Facebook: facebook.com/MelissaRycroft2 (56,097 likes)

Total followers: 270,255

The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is best known from her time on The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars; she's very active on Twitter and Facebook, taking fans behind the scenes daily.

Sample Facebook post: Quick note to all you travelers: Don't watch 'Flight' while on a flight...learned that the hard way....

Gordon Keith, Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

Twitter: @GordonKeith (48,280 followers)

The longtime Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket personality has one of the most entertaining Twitter feeds, with unique commentary on Dallas happenings, links to offbeat news stories and even a picture of a cat wearing a sombrero.

Sample tweet: I thought I saw Lennay Kekua for a moment. (Feb. 5)

Michael "Grubes" Gruber, formerly of Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

Twitter: @tweetgrubes (20,478 followers)

Fans of this popular personality on The Ticket were crushed when he announced that in April 2012, he'd be leaving the station to attend the University of North Texas. He's still extremely active and interactive on Twitter; plus, his fan base basically told us we were a-holes for omitting Grubes. Your wish is our command.

Sample tweets (in response to a Discover Magazine tweet asking for people to name Pluto's two moons): Moon Unit Alpha and Moon Unit Zappa. ... Kitten Face and Farty. @DiscoverMag.

Jamey Newberg, lawyer, Texas Rangers writer

Twitter: @NewbergReport (23,081 followers)

Newberg is a lawyer and longtime Texas Rangers writer and his Twitter feed is a one-stop shop for fans wanting the best inside info on the team. He also riffs on other DFW pro teams, and other life events.

Sample tweet: Day 2 of my 1st ever cleanse regimen. How's it going? Just saw a "Here is my review of Mike Piazza's book" tweet, & all I saw was "pizza." (Feb. 10)

Cynthia Smoot, Dallas lifestyle blogger

Twitter: @OhSoCynthia (4,592 followers)

Smoot writes and tweets about events, food, fashion and reality TV in Dallas, and at least one of her fans thought it a "felony" that we didn't include hert.

Sample tweet: I always did like powerful men with a dark side... Had a great time at the @DallasSymphony last night! [Photo of Smoot with a Darth Vader character] instagr.am/p/VhNDc5DkyG/

Jay Betsill (special to DFW.com) contributed to this report.

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