8 of the Best Twitter Lists You Should Be Following

Angela Randall 18-11-2010

twitter listsDo you love Twitter but hate that niggling feeling that everyone else has found better people to follow than you? Do you want to follow great Twitter lists, but don’t have the time to create them? Don’t even have the time to find them? Sounds like most people, really – so you will surely be able to make use of this list of great Twitter lists.


This is a collection of some of the most popular Twitter lists. You may or may not know the person who built the list, but the people listed are usually worthy of your attention. We’ve collected a variety of lists for you to choose from, too: tech, travel, celebrities, social networking, news, funny and world leaders. There should be something for everyone.

Breaking News

This breaking news list has most of the big Twitter news accounts, including Reuters, BostonUpdate, TelegraphNews, TheEconomist, GuardianNews, NYTimes, WashingtonPost, BreakingNews, CNNBrk, WSJ, Time and numerous others. It’s a very easy way to stay on top of news updates.

twitter lists

Funny Top 50

If you’re looking for a bit of humour, this Funny Top 50 list follows comedians and people who tend to be humorous on Twitter – Conan O’Brien is one of the featured accounts. It’s good for a quick chuckle.

best of twitter


Mashable’s Pete Cashmore has compiled a great Twitter list of celebrities, featuring all sorts of verified celebrities “” musicians, actors, authors and the like. You will have no need for magazines after reading this list for a while!

best of twitter


There’s a great travel list made by Gary Arndt of @EverywhereTrip. This list follows just under 500 of the best travel tweeters, giving you ideas for destinations, travel tips and all sorts of useful advice.

best of twitter

World Leaders

The world leaders list is a simple, yet effective list built by Twitter’s verified accounts. Whenever the President, Prime Minister or Monarch of a country verifies an account to be a world leader, they get added to this list. It’s a fabulous way to stay somewhat informed of the personalities of the people leading our world. Not only do you know it’s really the leaders’ verified accounts, you usually can rely on changes of government being reflected in the list fairly quickly. Too easy!

list of twitter lists

Most Influential In Tech

Scobleizer is well known for being a tech guru, well connected and a hardcore Twitter lister. So, when it comes to his most influential in tech list, you can be sure he has listed some pretty amazing techy people.

list of twitter lists

Technorati Top 100

This Technorati Top 100 list wasn’t made by someone high-profile, nor is it currently a popular list. It is, however, an excellent idea for a list and I feel it deserves a little more credit. This guy has listed the Twitter accounts of all the top 100 blogs on Technorati (minus a few which don’t have Twitter accounts). This means when you follow it, you’re basically keeping up with the best news from all of the top 100 blogs at once “” unbeatable!

list of twitter lists

MakeUseOf Staff List

The MakeUseOf staff Twitter list is the best way to follow the fun, friendly, geeky people of MakeUseOf and the official @MakeUseOf Twitter account. We’re a pretty diverse bunch, so it makes for some interesting reading!

twitter lists

More Things To Know About Twitter Lists & Celebrities

Please feel free to share your favourite Twitter lists in the comments!

Whatsapp Pinterest

Enjoyed this article? Stay informed by joining our newsletter!

Enter your Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Baylite2
    November 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Gotta tell you, generally your articles and suggestions are really great. This one not so good.

  2. Angela Alcorn
    November 20, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Oh - seems to be fine to me. Try this one:!/verified...

  3. AndrewMCollette
    November 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Link to world leaders list is bad ....

  4. Anonymous
    November 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for adding my list on there Angela (The Technorati Top 100).

    I have another that should be of interest to your readers: it's the AdAge Advertising Age) Power 150 - the world's best marketing and advertising blogs.!/unbounce/adage-power-150

    It has some great people on it.

    • Angela Alcorn
      November 20, 2010 at 6:15 am

      Thanks for creating such a great list!

  5. oligardner
    November 19, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for adding my list on there Angela (The Technorati Top 100).

    I have another that should be of interest to your readers: it's the AdAge Advertising Age) Power 150 - the world's best marketing and advertising blogs.!/unbounce...

    It has some great people on it.