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The biggest problem facing any Twitter user is knowing who to follow. If you don’t follow anyone, then Twitter is a pretty lonely place, and using Twitter The Complete Twitter Guide The Complete Twitter Guide This guide tackles every Twitter feature, tip and trick you can think of. Learn to work the interface, how to tweet from your desktop, as well as cool Twitter bots and funniest people to follow. Read More is absolutely pointless. In other words, following people is essential. But who should you follow?

This is the question we’re seeking to answer in this week’s edition of We Ask You, the column which crowdsources its knowledge from the MakeUseOf readership. That’s you. So, if you have a Twitter account in mind that you think everybody should follow, please read on.

Talking To Tweeting Twits


We want to know, What Twitter Accounts Should Everybody Follow?

This may just be the easiest question we have ever asked for We Ask You. Assuming, that is, you’re a regular user of Twitter. If you’re not on Twitter then a) you should be for the reasons I have previously mentioned 7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Twitter 7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Twitter Twitter has now been with us for seven years and counting. This was seven years to the day since Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet in 2006, at a time when the micro-blogging social... Read More , and b) you may struggle to answer this one.

Those of you still with me need only to do one thing: Get on Twitter and decide which of the many accounts you follow should be recommended to all new and existing users 20 Funny People You Need To Follow On Twitter [Weird & Wonderful Web] 20 Funny People You Need To Follow On Twitter [Weird & Wonderful Web] You should be following all of these people on Twitter because, while many of them are quite clearly psychologically damaged, they're also extremely funny. Read More . These are the crème de la crème of Twitter accounts, those which you would miss terribly if they were to suddenly stop tweeting.


It doesn’t matter who or what they are, if they’re great then we want to know about them. They may be celebrities, journalists, comedians, musicians, parodies, pranksters, brands, websites, or anything else you can think of. If you value the tweets they’re pushing out into the world and think other people would agree, then let us know in the comments section below.

Our ultimate goal is to create a list of Twitter accounts everybody should follow, but especially those new to the social networking site. This should act as a ready-made follow-list for new Twitter users, guaranteeing them some valuable content which will act as an introduction to Twitter 50 First Tweets By Twitter Virgins [Weird & Wonderful Web] 50 First Tweets By Twitter Virgins [Weird & Wonderful Web] Where did it all begin? We're not talking about the history of Twitter, but instead the first few moments on the site taken by rich, famous, and influential Twitter users. Oh, and MakeUseOf writers. Read More .

We cannot do this without you, so please do comment below. We want to populate this list with as many fantastic Twitter accounts as possible, so it really is a case of the more the merrier.


We Need You!

All comments will be read and most will be replied to, before the responses are turned into a full article. Those readers providing the best comments will thanked by name, receiving our extreme and everlasting gratitude for their efforts.

We Ask You is a column dedicated to crowdsourcing the wisdom of MakeUseOf readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.

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  1. Von Adam Martinez
    February 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

    @mkbhd The best Tech reviewer in youtube
    @nba yeah, no need to explain
    @nfl explanation doesn't need here
    @makeuseof same here
    @cnn for a reliable news.

  2. Pamela
    February 5, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I am still discovering Twitter and I'm still looking for those to follow. Since we all do not have the same interests, it's a good idea to make categories so then it will be easier to find the right people to follow. These are my suggestions:

    @GuyKawasaki If you are interested in social media
    @BillGates If you are interested in human improvement and social causes
    @richardbranson If you love business, challenges and being an entrepreneur
    @IvankaTrump If you are wife, mother and entrepreneur
    @Wiibii_Inc If you want to be one step ahead and monitor the progress and be informed about this revolutionary new platform
    And if you are interested in VC or investors:
    @sacca, @johndoerr, @bfeld, @wienbar, @dscofield, @shervin, @kpcb

  3. Mary Brady
    February 5, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    PS In addition to nature (see previous comment), I have a multitude of interests, including current events and politics. Twitter makes it easy to keep up. I do not rely only on Twitter, also use Netvibes feed reader, listen to NPR & PRI, get newsletters, read newspaper, watch satellite news, etc. and PBS. I always check more than one source.

  4. Mary Brady
    February 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Twitter is a great site for information curation in whatever might be your field(s) of interest. I liken it to picking people's brains and also seeing through other people's eyes. If someone interests you or you want to follow those with opposing opinions, there's the option of putting their Twitter stream on your private or public lists without necessarily following them. I happen to enjoy nature — Beautiful Pictures @BEAUTIFULPICS ; U.S. Department of Interior @Interior ; Marrionnier @oart50 ; Earth Pics @EarthPicturz

  5. MerryMarjie
    February 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I'm a little old lady who follows 163 Twitter accounts, but I realized a long time ago that there is no way I can read all those messages. Still, it's informative for me to scan the posts several times a day, and I always learn something new, one of my main goals. Whether it's news or computer tips or commentary or gossip, nearly every account is worthwhile because I chose accounts within my interest range, and I try not to follow blithering idiots.

    @LLMysteries Life's Little Mysteries for fascinating info on the world around you
    @TweetsofOld R. L. Ripple, who takes snippets from century-old newspaper and reveals the culture of old
    @Disalmanac Fact-Like Facts, a hoot
    @GeorgeTakei Surprisingly informative!
    @Perspective_pic The world from a different point of view

  6. bben
    February 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    None - only people with no life slavishly follow whatever a bunch of twits recommend for no other reason than a bunch of twits recommended it because they were told to recommend it.
    Please don't bother to follow me as my own twitter account is very boring - really. And I promise not to to follow you in return.

    BTW, The word Twit is the original name proposed for twitter users and not used as a pejorative term. Follow whatever you want, And I will follow whatever I want

  7. John doe
    February 5, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Twatter has no good merits or point, its one of those things that extremely sad people who have no life use since mosy people on it cant spell "book" let alone read one. The funny thing is that governments and educational authorities wonder why are kids are being dumbed down, well twatter is the answer

    • Philip Bates
      February 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

      You're right: only really illiterate people use Twitter - people like Ian Rankin, JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Ness, Irvine Welsh, and Jenny Colgan.

    • Philip Bates
      February 5, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Also: that first comma in your comment should probably be a semi-colon; "its" should be "it's" as it's short for "it is"; "cant" should be "can't"; and "are" should be "our."

      How about @_grammar_, aka the Grammar Police?

      Oh, and Ben S, thanks for pointing out @BrandsSayingBae - I trade you @BrentByAccident

    • Imaduddin Sawal
      February 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Philip, you forgot the "Twatter" lol ! :D

      BTW I don't think we should mind his negative thoughts about Twatter, after all he ain't saying a thing against Twitter, only against Twatter ;-) (Perhaps his own startup)

  8. antman
    February 5, 2015 at 2:09 am

    I don't know how people follow more than 10 people. Its just too much nonsense to keep up with. I only follow max 8 people.

  9. Sam Park
    February 5, 2015 at 1:49 am

    There is only one account that EVERYONE should follow: @makeuseof

    • Philip Bates
      February 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Oh, you filthy charmer. I like you.

  10. Ben S
    February 5, 2015 at 1:46 am

    @KinjaDeals for 24/7 coverage of deals all over the Internet.

    @BrandsSayingBae for hilarious pictures of corporations being ridiculous.

    @SeinfeldToday for the continuing saga of one of the best comedies ever.

    @KimKierkegaard for random mash-ups than can only happen on the Internet.

    @SavedYouAClick for defeating bullcrap clickbait in an amusing way.

    There's more ones I love, but those will get you started!

  11. likefunbutnot
    February 5, 2015 at 1:31 am

    None. Ignore it and it will go away.

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