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question of the weekend: Who are the most amusing, entertaining, or informative folks to follow on Twitter?

Who are the most amusing, entertaining, or informative folks to follow on Twitter?

Doesn’t matter if they’re famous or not: Whose tweets do you most enjoy, for whatever reason?

Be warned that if you put more than three links in your comment, it’ll probably get tagged as spam, and I’ll have to approve it manually. Which I will do, of course. If you want to avoid the delay in posting, just leave Twitter usernames rather than links.

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  • Megan

    My favorites have been:

    I don’t know if I really have an informative person I follow, but those are the ones I look forward to reading the most…

  • My favourites:

    I hope you find them interesting too!

  • Dominic


  • Kris

    Yeah, @God_Damn_Batman is pretty fun.

    @oliviawilde is one of my favorites, which was a little surprising when I first realized it.

    @Infrastructurst is one of my more informative ones.

    @christylemire is another of my favorite movie reviewers, and she posts links to videos of the panel reviews she does with the Young Turks.

    @AllieBrosh, because Hyperbole and a Half is possibly my favorite blog ever.

  • Victor Plenty

    Gotta second @NathanFillion and @rainnwilson

    These authors also tweet amusingly quite often:


  • Caro

    Nathan Fillion
    Felicia Day
    Stephen Moffat
    James Moran
    Shit my dad says
    Neil Patrick Harris
    Simon Pegg
    JOHN BARROWMAN!!! @teambarrowman

  • Becky

    These may be *slightly* UK-centric buuut…

    @profbriancox – Professor Brian Cox: Presenter of the brilliant Wonders of the Solar System, CERN team leader, particle physist, academic, former chart topping musician (really!), science populariser and a top bloke. Also a possible contender for a future Female Gaze too.

    This is the guy that Cillian Murphy (pretty much!) based his performance in the excellent Sunshine on. Is as likely to be talking about his work on the Large Hadron Collider, posting pictures of filming for the next series of ‘Wonders…’, and answering science questions (insofar as one can in 140 characters). Well worth following.

    @neilhimself – Neil Gaiman: Awesome author type and writer for Doctor Who – QED

    @simonpegg – Simon Pegg: Star of films like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Star Trek. Interesting, funny and gives good recommendations (e.g. Being Human and the Moon OST by Clint Mansell)

    @manmademoon – Duncan Jones: Director of the 2009 film Moon, which I know you loved. Interesting chap who is a geek (and speaking at the BFI soon!)

    @murraygold: Doctor Who composer – doesn’t talk about his work much but comes out with the most non-sequiter posts going! A pleasure to read.

    @empiremagazine: ‘Empire’ film mag – talk about movies, trailers, reviews and general snark about current movie news. My ‘other’ main movie source;)

    @WAHNAILS: London based nail salon which post pictures of the wild and wonderful manicures and pedicures they perform. It’s thanks to them my feet are an alarming shade of neon yellow!

    I second @stevenmoffat and would add @lastexitshirts but they are a commercial company but worth a read.
    And of course – your good self!

  • I don’t follow anybody since I’m not on Twitter, but I recently discovered the new Internet fad of re-captioning New Yorker cartoons with Kanye West’s tweets:


    They’re frequently hilarious. In the interest of giving credit where it’s due, this was apparently started by the comedy duo Paul and Storm, formerly of the group Da Vinci’s Notebook. Enjoy.

  • DaveTM

    TheAuthorGuy – Christopher Moore – random silliness for the most part.

    paulandstorm – Paul and Storm – a comedy music group always making goofy things and posting them. They were fully or partially responsible for both the #wookieleaks and the #kanyewestnewyorkercartoons

  • Cam

    @JhonenV — Jhonen Vasquez, author and artist, creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee, Invader Zim and many other strange and fabulously funny works. His feed is manic, creative and strange.

    @GreatDismal — William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and guy is who is just tickled pink by this whole internet thing.

    @NeilTyson — Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium and science popularizer. Lively, nerdy, super intelligent and wise, though prone to spamming ‘fun science facts.’

  • allochthon

    I second @NeilTyson, @FeministHulk and @NeilHimself.

    I’m also now following the LietoMe team, along with @TimRothLieToMe. Tim Roth discovered twitter, and now he’s tweeting constantly from the set, and posting set pics.

    I could so easily fall in love with @donttrythis, Adam Savage from Mythbusters.

    Richard Dean Anderson also recently joined: @andersonrdean He’s not saying much, though.

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