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R.I.P. Imad Naffa, local titan of Twitter

Imad Naffa — a local businessman who gained an international following on Twitter in recent years — passed away unexpectedly earlier this week at age 49.

Naffa, a civil engineer, had amassed more than 50,000 Twitter followers, making him one of the most-followed people in Fresno. Recently, he had been asked to speak overseas about his social media following, which connected him with like-minded engineers and social media enthusiasts around the world. You can read more about Naffa and plans for his funeral, scheduled for this weekend, in his Bee obituary:

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In an odd twist: Naffa’s Twitter account — @imadnaffa — is still active, as some of his Tweets are automated.

Responses to "R.I.P. Imad Naffa, local titan of Twitter"

Kiel says:

Imad was a good man. His passing is a big loss to the world, specifically the architecture and engineering community of Fresno.

RIP.

Jennifer Blair says:

RIP Naffa. I always admired you and you will always be an inspiration for me. I am very sad I didn’t get to personally meet you. You will always be remembered.