slightly obsessed with Twitter. It’s by far my favourite social media platform due to how easy it is to use and the wide variety of reasons people have for using it.
You can rant, debate politics with strangers on the other side of the globe, make new friends, sell your products or services, share cute cat pictures, or retweet everything that shows up in your timeline. Most users have more than one tweeting strategy.
If Facebook is a never-ending reunion with everyone you’ve ever known or will ever know, Twitter is a bus ride with an incredibly friendly, talkative group of strangers. A tweep is a person who uses Twitter, although some of the accounts I’m recommending today are actually run by more than one person. It doesn’t matter. Tweep can be a singular or plural term.
The list is in alphabetical order. I was originally planning to sort it into categories, but so many of these accounts talk about more than one topic that it made more sense to mix everything together.
CGAyling dives into conversations head-first. He has a sharp mind, a keen wit, and the uncommon ability to change his opinion in a heartbeat if presented with convincing evidence.
CoyoteSings can be poetical, political, or punny. And that’s just the letter P!
FacesPics makes my brain tingle. All kinds of inanimate objects have faces if you pay attention.
ForteanWriter knows about all kinds of weird and incredible stuff. If you’re very, very lucky, he will tell you about some of it.
hedwyg silently watches over the Internet. Ok, so maybe this isn’t literally true, but her compassion for other people makes me feel like she’d be one of our sacred guardians if such a thing actually existed.
IFL Science proves that science can be funny. What kind of science, you ask? All of them.
mediocreventure finds the whimsical angle to everything. Are her tweets responses to things that have actually happened to her or topics she’s wondering about in general? Sometimes I’m not entirely sure, but I’d still love to go on an adventure with her one day.
LoveCatJess is the fan account for a gorgeous cat named Jessi. Every cat deserves their own fan club, of course, but not every cat is lucky enough to have such a big one.
MeanwhileinCana makes me shake my head and laugh simultaneously. You need to know the most common stereotypes about Canada to understand this account, but I think most of my readers will fit this bill.
MicroSFF redefines the term flash fiction. Imagine reading a whole story that only lasts one or two sentences.
MsForrestRaven. loves words. I first met her a few years ago when someone else retweeted a link to one of her poems, and I’ve been a big fan of her Twitter stream every since.
phx_dna should be read by everyone and their brother. Not from Phoenix? This tweep will make you wish you lived there. Planning a visit to that part of Arizona? You’ll know exactly where to go and what to do when you arrive.
ShireReckoningW recounts the events of the Lord of the Rings novels in real time every year.
TransEthics is the newest Tweep I know on this list. I sit and listen carefully when this account posts something.
TTCWelps needs to be known worldwide. Most of my readers actually come from the United States, but I think everyone can sympathize with feeling frustrated about something in their community. In Toronto, some people are annoyed with the Toronto Transit Commission for reasons that are parodied, exaggerated, and turned into a source of humour with this account.