Your Twitter experience lives or dies on the selection of accounts you choose to follow. If you follow boring people with little to say then you’ll have a terrible experience. Choose wisely, and follow accounts full of interesting content, and you may just spend your days engrossed in a fascinating stream of content.
Having shared our nominations for inspirational entrepreneurs, technology journalists, computer security experts, and tech influencers to follow on Twitter, it’s time to get a little meta. Scrub that, it’s time to get very meta indeed. The following are all Twitter accounts about Twitter, run by Twitter, and verified by Twitter. Which is about as meta as it gets; yes, even more meta than subreddits about Reddit.
Following these accounts ensures you’re getting interesting tweets and retweets in your Twitter stream. Twitter
wants needs you to find some worth in the site to keep you using it in the long term, so the accounts curated by them tend to highlight content guaranteed to pique your interest. These accounts are, therefore, solid choices for people just starting out on their Twitter adventure.
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We begin with the daddy of them all, the big one, the official Twitter account for Twitter itself. Follow this account to get regular news and updates on all things happening at Twitter HQ. This includes changes to the ToS, newly inked deals with partners, and excerpts from the Twitter Blog Network.
Twitter Media @twittermedia
Twitter Media tracks how the social networking site is being utilized across the media, including by journalists and television networks. Follow this account to learn how Twitter is changing the way we consume and discuss what is happening in the world today.
Twitter Stories @twitterstories
Twitter Stories is an ambitious effort aimed at finding and sharing “delightful, unexpected or inspiring stories” about Twitter. Anyone can submit their own example of how Twitter has played a part in something noteworthy by using the hashtag #twitterstories. Follow this account for regular updates from the Twitter Stories Blog, as well as irregular retweets.
Twitter For News @twitterfornews
Twitter has unarguably changed the way news is reported, as it offers a simple way for people on the ground to share breaking news stories. Follow this account for countless examples of journalists and newsrooms the world over using Twitter to good effect.
Twitter Music @twittermusic
As the name may have already revealed, Twitter Music is dedicated to collecting and sharing music-related tweets from around the Twittersphere. Follow this account for retweets from musicians such as Madonna and Lady Gaga, and links to Q&A sessions being conducted on Twitter.
Twitter Sports @twittersports
Twitter Sports is an essential account for fans of balls, whether they be footballs, baseballs, or even cricket balls. It finds and shares tweets from well-known sportsmen and women, and organizations such as the MLB and NFL. Follow this account to discover which of your favorite athletes are active on Twitter.
Twitter Movies @twittermovies
Movie buffs utilize the Web in various different ways to get their film fix; watching trailers and/or full movies (both legally and illegally), getting the latest gossip about movie stars, and more besides. Follow this account for Twitter’s take on Tinseltown and beyond, with retweets from, and Q&A sessions with, big-name actors and directors.
Twitter TV @twittertv
What Twitter Movies does for the big screen so Twitter TV does for the small screen. Twitter has become an integral part of the television-watching experience for many of us, with live tweets adding commentary to the action. Follow this account for retweets from actors and networks, and Q&A sessions with casts.
Twitter Books @twitterbooks
Twitter is, in many ways, the polar opposite of novels, with its 140-character limit for tweets meaning flowery, descriptive language has to be exorcised at reasons of brevity. Still, books and authors both have a place on Twitter, so follow this account for tweets about new releases and from writers baring their souls to the world.
Twitter Data @twitterdata
It’s easy to ignore the impact Twitter is having on how we communicate with each other and how we share content across the Web. But by studying the data, particularly when it’s presented in a clear and concise format, the impact is exposed. Follow this account for data analysis and visualizations related to Twitter and tweeting.
Believe it or not this list represents just a handful of the Twitter accounts managed and run by the company itself. There are accounts for individual territories Twitter operates in, different elements of the site such as Engineering, Search, and Design, and lots more besides.
These are the self-referential Twitters that stand out as being really worth following, but if you’re still not satisfied you can find the full selection by searching for “Twitter” on Twitter and then selecting “View All” under “People.”
Which of these Twitter accounts about Twitter do you follow? Are there any others you think your fellow MakeUseOf readers deserve to be told about? Do you think Twitter would benefit from more curated accounts? Please let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.
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