16 September 2010

A list of people I love to follow on Twitter

I'm relatively new to Twitter. I wasn't going to jump on that bandwagon, but then I saw a TED talk and warmed up to the concept. Then I thought about how great it would be to receive news updates while I'm online. I also thought about how well I could keep track of the musicians I love. Finally, I broke down and got a twitter account.

Now I follow (gasp) 92 people/groups and actually know a few breaking news stories before my dad (something I've been working on for years). I have also found some very amusing, intriguing, and inspiring people to follow. So, I decided to make a list.

*Deppisch - I don't know who he is, but he can be hilarious. Example: "He wasn't playing a piano, but "Sing us a song, you're the harpsichord playing guy." didn't have the same ring. #RockRetractions."
*Book of Odds - I never know where their links will take me, but it's always interesting.
*Yesterday Today -  Appeals to the history buff in me. They send a few tweets everyday of things that happened on the same date, only maybe a hundred years ago.
*XIANITY - It's better to follow if you are part of those various religious circles with laughable quirks - but hilarious in general.
*SoulPanake - I'm not sure where I found this site, but thanks to whoever sent me there. Latest: "Is a slinky by any other name still a slinky?"
*Arjunbasu - By far my favorite guy to follow. He tweets mini-stories. Consistently impressive. Example: "The sadness in the room was pervasive, like humidity. There had been no closure. Just unfulfilled desire in the form of an empty cookie jar." 
*BestFilmQuotes - Because I love quotes and because I love movies. Best one I've found.
*Bright Quotes - Quotes that make me feel smarter.
*Paste Magazine - My favorite place to find new artists. Also, my friend interned there.
*Fake AP Stylebook - Humorous, fake writing tips. Love it.
*Paulo Coelho - Constantly amazes me with his depth of compassion, kindness, and wisdom. Everyone should read at least one of his books.

Who do you love? 'Twould be better to follow 100 people than a mere 92.

1 comment:

  1. I love Paulo Coelho, I think I'm about ready to read the Zahir... it's been sitting on my night stand waiting for me to be brave enough to read it (when you break up with someone I think it's something you have to do). Do you follow his blog? I read it from time to time.