Who to follow on Twitter - wife edition
May 14, 2012 1:58 AM   Subscribe

Which journalists, cultural commentators and other cultural figures do Twitter well?

Please help my wife follow interesting and funny people on Twitter.

Celebrities that are interesting on Twitter are also acceptable, as are cynical snarky types.

She's pretty new to Twitter, so she's just looking for anything interesting.

I tend to follow people in Education, so all my suggestions are the complete opposite of what she wants.

posted by man down under to Society & Culture (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Alain de Botton
the Dalai Lama
posted by knile at 2:27 AM on May 14, 2012

Neil Gaiman
posted by Xany at 2:52 AM on May 14, 2012

Wil Wheaton
Phil Plait
John Scalzi
posted by MShades at 2:59 AM on May 14, 2012

Ken Jennings
posted by shrieking violet at 3:20 AM on May 14, 2012

The QI Elves.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:07 AM on May 14, 2012

If she's into television, Jace Lacob.
posted by jbickers at 7:50 AM on May 14, 2012

Roger Ebert
posted by Gilbert at 8:09 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

There are a lot of NPR/PBS journalists and shows that are on Twitter and use it well: Other random folk:
posted by thebestsophist at 9:44 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks, all. I'll pass these on and start following Neil Gaiman myself!
posted by man down under at 1:51 PM on May 14, 2012

I'll second Neil Gaiman and John Scalzi, and add Susan Orlean.

And along with Fake AP Stylebook, I really enjoy Guardian Style - a real stylebook, but with a fine sense of humor (and some snark).
posted by jeri at 10:03 PM on May 15, 2012 [1 favorite]

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