Last year I posted a list of 40 interesting people to follow on Twitter. At the risk of offending many of my unlisted Twitter friends (who are incredibly interesting to me but possibly less so to the public in general), here are seven more interesting people to follow on Twitter. Well, technically six people to follow on Twitter and one bot.
Very Short Story @VeryShortStory
Sure I’ve dabbled with writing very short stories here and here, but this is an entire Twitter account dedicated to tweeting stories of 140 characters or fewer.
With no job and no friends, Derek’s Monday became just another Sunday, full of cereal, tv, and tears.
— Very Short Story (@VeryShortStory) June 2, 2014
There are many social media accounts that just post sharebait pictures, but most don’t worry about fact checking or copyright. Luckily, @picpedant is on the job pointing out these errors. The account points out mislabeled images and corrects attribution for images tweeted without proper credit.
.@HistoryInPics So not 1950s, not London, probably not even pedal pushers, but they ARE girls, so there’s that. — PicPedant (@PicPedant) May 31, 2014
@everyword has been tweeting every word in the dictionary. Now, it has gotten to the Z words, which fills me with anticipation. What will be the final word (since it’s not likely to be zzxjoanw)? What will happen when it reaches the final word? Will it just stop? Will we find out it was all a dream? Will we look up to see another plane crashing into the island?
zed — everyword (@everyword) June 3, 2014
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Kory Stamper @korystamper
Speaking of words, Kory Stamper speaks for words. Kory is the human behind responses on m-w.com (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary). Her personal tweets are smart and often word-centric with a bit of snark.
Post-Bee Friday game: drink every time a news story misspells a) either winning word, or b) either winner’s name. (I’ve already seen both.)
— Kory Stamper (@KoryStamper) May 30, 2014
Bored Elon Musk @boredelonmusk
Elon Musk is a rich inventor who comes up with or at least financially backs innovative ideas like Tesla Motors, SpaceX and the Hyperloop. This is a parody account that imagines what less significant ideas he might come up with when he’s bored.
Uber for people who rescue you from conversations you can’t extract yourself from. Activated by triple tapping fingerprint sensor on iPhone.
— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) June 2, 2014
Ginger-at-law writes indescribably silly tweets and retweets indescribably silly tweets by others. I’ve discovered a few other people to follow via @GingerAtLaw
It may be a giant storm, but that’s not enough to keep me from going to Taco Bell
— Ginger-At-Law (@GingerAtLaw) June 1, 2014
And for something a bit more serious:
Pussy Riot @pussyrrriot
The Russian punk bank Pussy Riot has a verified twitter account and tweets in English. Most of their posts deal with conflicts and civil rights abuses in Russia and elsewhere.
Check this out – in Moscow homophobic attackers of gay pride participants are chanting “Concentration death camps are allowed by God!” Wow.
— Pussy Riot (@pussyrrriot) May 31, 2014
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsBONUS PERSON TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER: @observacious
That’s me. If you liked this post or my blog in generally you should follow me on Twitter. I tweet and retweet an eclectic mix of good stuff.
**Clever tweet worthy of being embedded in a blog post about interesting people on Twitter** — Kim Z Dale (@observacious) June 3, 2014
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