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20 Essential Twitter Accounts You Need To Follow

Dave Parrack 11-02-2015

Twitter is only as good as the people you follow. Literally. If you follow no one then Twitter is absolutely pointless, and you’ll be presented with a wall of nothing every time you log in. If you follow people with nothing interesting to say, Twitter is dull and dreary.


The answer, my dear Twitterati, is to follow interesting accounts in thriving Twitter communities based on your interests. Whether they be individuals with insights to impart, brands with bags of bonuses, or any other kind of intriguing accounts which tweet things you’ll actually be interested in reading. As usual, we are here to help.

20 Essential Twitter Accounts


We have compiled a list of 20 Twitter accounts we strongly suggest you follow. Between them they offer a mix of frivolous fun and interesting insights, all of which will interest you to varying degrees.

We have an entrepreneur in the form of Richard Branson, a geek god in the form of Bill Gates, a Trek legend in the form of George Takei, and plenty of other sources of useful and/or ridiculous social media updates.

Richard Branson @richardbranson

As rich people go, Branson is pretty down to Earth. His tweets are likely to inspire you to better yourself and the world around you.


Beautiful Pictures @BEAUTIFULPICS

With nothing but an endless succession of beautiful shots, this account proves the old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.

R.L. Ripples @TweetsofOld

Local newspapers often show the color of life. This Twitter account uses that fact to reveal life as it was around 100 years ago.

ClickHole @ClickHole

The Twitter account of Clickhole, a website dedicated to satirizing sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy Don't Tear Up On Clickbait -- Cull It With ClickHole From The Onion [Weird & Wonderful Web] You will have clicked on clickbait at some point, whether or not you're aware of having done so. The practice has recently evolved into something much more insidious and annoying. Enter ClickHole. Read More , which rely on the virality of their content for traffic.

Brands Saying Bae @BrandsSayingBae

Brands, or at least the people running their social media efforts, think they’re down with the kids. This Twitter accounts tracks this nonsense.


Modern Seinfeld @SeinfeldToday

Despite having been off the air for many years, Seinfeld remains a highly watchable show. If only they were making more episodes…

Boring Tweeter @b0ringtweets

Some people on Twitter are extremely boring. Don’t follow them, but do follow this account, which satirizes those dullards.

Perspective Pictures @Perspective_pic

Looking at the world from a different angle can put a whole new perspective on things. As this Twitter account sets out to prove. @snopes

The Twitter account of Snopes, the website which looks past the headlines and seeks the truth The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth This is the age of misinformation and fake news. Here are the best unbiased fact-checking sites so that you can find the truth. Read More . Which is more essential than ever in these days when everything is shared online.


KimKierkegaardashian @KimKierkegaard

What do you get when you cross the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard with the meandering musings of Kim Kardashian? This beautiful Twitter mashup, of course.

You Had One Job @_youhadonejob

Not everybody is blessed with that attention to detail which separates the good from the great. This Twitter account collects examples of those who fail. Hard.

Bill Gates @BillGates

Bill Gates is probably the biggest geek in the world. He’s also the richest man in the world, and a generous philanthropist. Why wouldn’t you want to follow him?!

Earth Pics @EarthPicturz

We often forget to look around us at the majesty of the planet we all call home. This Twitter account should remind everybody that Earth is rather wonderful.


Saved You A Click @SavedYouAClick

Clickbait is very prevalent on the Web right now, and nowhere more so than Twitter. This account seeks to save you from clickbait Buzzworthy: 5 Clickbait Headlines Guaranteed to Annoy [We Ask You Results] You may consider the headline of this article to be clickbait. But it isn't, honestly. Read More by revealing the true nature of articles.

Grammar Police @_grammar_

You may not think the odd typo here and there matters Why Typos Always Matter, Even Online & In Text Messages [Opinion] We all make mistakes from time to time. It's natural, a part of life, a learning curve which we use to better ourselves. Typos are no exception. They happen often, and if writing forms a... Read More , but it does. Very much so. Which is why I for one am pleased the Grammar Police are now patrolling Twitter.

God @TheTweetOfGod

Yep, that’s right, God is on Twitter. He’s funny too, and not half as conservative as you might have expected.

Guy Kawasaki @GuyKawasaki

This former Apple evangelist is now a social media monster. And the content he pushes out will both entertain and enlighten.

Disalmanac @Disalmanac

These aren’t real facts, but they look so authentic you’ll be able to persuade some people they are by retweeting them. Trolling? Me? Never.

George Takei @GeorgeTakei

George Takei was once Mr. Sulu on Star Trek. But now he’s a social media maven with millions of followers. Oh my!

MakeUseOf @MakeUseOf

Last but not least we have the Twitter account of the very website you’re reading right now. Following it ensures you’ll never miss another article. Our Twitter account is also a life hack resource 8 Useful Twitter Accounts to Follow for Life Hacks Life hacks can help you save money and be more productive. Here are some useful Twitter accounts for real life hacks. Read More . What more could you possibly want?!

Continue the Conversation

We think this list represents a great selection of Twitter accounts everybody should follow, whether they’re a veteran or a n00b (though if you’re the latter, here’s a little help making sense of things 30 Trendy Internet Slang Words and Acronyms to Know in 2019 The internet is constantly evolving, making it difficult to keep up with modern slang. Here are some trendy internet words you should know. Read More ). You may not appreciate all of them, but the beauty of Twitter is how quick and easy it is to follow and unfollow people. So why not give these particular accounts a try and see if their tweets appeal to your personal sensibilities?

Please continue the conversation in the comments section below, as, although a good number of our readers took part in the original discussion, there is always room for more opinions. Do you agree with the accounts selected for the list? If not, then please add your own suggestions to the conversation happening below. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers here, just opinions.

For better use of Twitter on the go, check out the best Twitter apps for Android The 7 Best Twitter Apps for Android There are a ton of different Twitter apps available to use, and here are the best Twitter apps for Android... Read More , as well as these Twitter tools 8 Free Twitter Tools to Make Twitter More Useful In this article, we recommend the free Twitter tools you'll need to make Twitter work better for you. Read More .

A Debt of Gratitude

In order to compile this list of essential Twitter accounts everybody needs to follow, we received help from the MakeUseOf community. As always, our readers proved to be an invaluable part of the site you’re reading right now.

The readers we need to thank took the time to answer the question, What Twitter Accounts Should Everybody Follow?, and their responses helped us compile this article. Noteworthy comments include those from MerryMarjie, Pamela, and our own Ben S.

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  1. MIke Smith
    August 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    What about @FeelGoodAccount

  2. Robo Calypse
    July 15, 2016 at 7:46 am

    You can't miss @retrica_fun for getting photos featured.

  3. Micca
    April 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm


  4. Katy Morgan-Davies
    April 12, 2016 at 10:45 am

    follow @GhandisOBlocked he's the best person in the world ??

  5. Jawad
    November 14, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Also, follow @lolkuchbhi

  6. Anonymous
    June 17, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    If you love ART then go check out and follow @de_botha

  7. Karun
    May 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I found this one recently and its very interesting: @Vasily_BRIC
    Also @pmarca but tweets too often

  8. Rachel Snows
    March 24, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I'm surprised not to see @iTarkaa. That guy's favourites is a killer!

  9. Melinda
    February 12, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    TextsFromLastNight and WolfpackAllan (Alan Garner from The Hangover)

  10. John
    February 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    The funniest guy on Twitter is David Burge @iowahawkblog.

  11. Ben S
    February 11, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Glad to see you found so many of my suggestions to be of quality, Dave! There really are some unique accounts out there.