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High-quality daily Tweets (inspirational quotes, love/sex tips etc.)?
November 23, 2011 3:57 AM   Subscribe

Which Twitter users post high-quality daily tweets? (one-liners, inspirational quotes, love/sex tips, that kind of thing)

My lady friend is looking for a source of daily tweets (or daily text messages) with pithy messages - inspirational quotes, love/sex tips, or one-liners.
More requirements:
* The user/account should tweet preferably once a day, but not 10 times a day as many accounts do
* Tweet every day, or at least 3 days a week
* No emo/teen tweets, no God/religion tweets

As silly and easy this might be, so far I've yet to find something of high quality:
@BestAt - one-liners. Most are obscure and not funny. Also, too many per day.
https://twitter.com/#!/QuoteGenius - pretty good, though spotty and a bunch of God stuff
https://twitter.com/#!/xxLove_Quotesxx - lame naive stuff

Sending "LOVE" to 44636 (4INFO) in the US subscribes you to what apparently are non-lame reminders (e.g. "stock up your SO's favorite snack or candy").

Anyway, the idea is: how can she get short daily "pick me up" texts, or sexy tips on her phone, without me proxying them?
posted by harwons to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
@DrPeterThraft is my favourite for comedy sex tips (he does occasionally come out with something useful, too)
posted by corvine at 4:08 AM on November 23, 2011


@tinybuddha is my favorite for inspirational quotes.
posted by tommasz at 4:37 AM on November 23, 2011


Although technically a religious person, the @DalaiLama tweets tend to be of the inspirational variety.
posted by joan_holloway at 4:43 AM on November 23, 2011


Perhaps the Happiness Project might work for you?
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:55 AM on November 23, 2011


@gregerskine (MeFi's own Greg Nog) only Tweets about twice a day, but the Tweets are of the highest quality, and of great help in keeping my own life running smoothly.
posted by grouse at 5:09 AM on November 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


http://twitter.com/#!/Dr_Looney
posted by Noumenon at 5:10 AM on November 23, 2011


It's hard to find someone who regularly posts one or just a few times a day, but not 10 or more times. Most people either tweet occasionally (less than once a day) or constantly (10 or more times a day).

Anyway, my recommendations, though they don't post every day:

Jenny Holzer

Joanne Abk
posted by John Cohen at 5:11 AM on November 23, 2011


LaoTzunit tweets taoist quotes on a regular basis.
posted by jbickers at 6:51 AM on November 23, 2011


Megan Amram is hilarious, but a possibly an acquired taste?
posted by oceanjesse at 8:18 AM on November 23, 2011


but possibly*
posted by oceanjesse at 8:19 AM on November 23, 2011


My favorite is Matthew Baldwin. He does just tweet funny things when he thinks of them, but I think it's somewhere in the range of 3-10 tweets a week.
posted by Margalo Epps at 8:33 AM on November 23, 2011


The research staff for the BBC quiz show QI post interesting trivia and quotations fairly frequently at @qikipedia.
posted by Zozo at 1:07 PM on November 23, 2011


Not quite ten times a day, but TheIlluminati is a frequent fnord of advice and inspiration.
posted by Uncle Ira at 1:52 PM on November 23, 2011


Conan O'Brien.
posted by getawaysticks at 3:58 PM on November 23, 2011


I follow Real Time WWII, which posts headlines and news in real time (Currently it's in 1939) and it never fails to put my life into perspective.
posted by hellojed at 7:51 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


@DrPeterTaft quality seems much lower these days; he tweets about how he reports certain Twitter users that bug him. @gregerskine tweets in ALL CAPS, and quite obscurely.

@madeupstats was a random find - good fun made up statistics, e.g. Retail: A disappointing 1.4% of self-help books are paid for at a self-service checkout.
posted by harwons at 4:01 AM on December 7, 2011


Jenny Holzer tweets in ALL CAPS AS WELL (WHAT'S UP WITH THAT), though I guess it would be tolerable if read one tweet at a time. Joanne Abk unfortunately stopped tweeting a year ago.

@shitmydadsays is fun sometimes.
posted by harwons at 4:23 AM on December 7, 2011


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