Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow on Social Media

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Arrangement of seven hexagons. The one in the midle contains a gear graphic. The rest contain graphics for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, and Linkedin. I’m going to perform a magic trick today and give Internet access and knowledge of how to use it to the characters on this list who didn’t actually live in times and places where social media, much less the Internet itself, existed.

1. Shori from Ocatvia E. Butler’s Fledgling

Why: Imagine all of the stories that a vampire who is commonly mistaken for a child could tell about her life as she met people from every walk of life on Facebook.

2. Damon Salvatore from L.J. Smith’s Vampire Diaries series

Why: His witty personality would be the perfect fit for social media, especially somewhere like Instagram or Twitter.

3. Francie Nolan from Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Why: Her life was filled with difficult twists and turns that were poetically described. I’d want her to share every detail she was comfortable sharing (and accept donations so she could flee to a better life). There is a lot of compassion online for people who are going through financial trouble and who have troubled family relationships. She could find a real sense of community on a place like Twitter or Instagram.

4. Pecola Breedlove From Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye 

Why: She was by far the most interesting character in this book. Since it wasn’t written from her perspective, getting her to share small moments of her life on Snapchat would be a nice way to get to know her better. I’m sure she’d be filled with things to say about her childhood.

5. Elsa from Frozen (and Frozen 2, although I haven’t seen it yet)

Why: She’d be great at condensing her thoughts into bite-sized tweets on Twitter. I think that medium would suit her well, too, because of how easily it combines words and pictures together.

6. Hermione Granger 

Why: Her LinkedIn profile would be legendary. She’d have so many accomplishments to share.

7. Santa Claus

Why: If he were on every social media platform, social media would be a much friendlier place in general.


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108 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow on Social Media

  1. Great list! Hermione made my list this week, too, and you’re so right – she’d have an amazing LinkedIn profile. I haven’t read Fledgling yet, but Shori sounds like she’d be really fun to follow as well!

  2. I don’t know Fledgling, but I agree, Shori would provide fascinating insight into people she meets who mistake her for a child. She kind of reminds me of Claudia from Interview with a Vampire too.

  3. Aw, Santa is such a great pick. Wouldn’t everyone be kinder and more gracious on social media if Santa was watching? 🙂

  4. Francie and Pecola are amazing picks! Great list 🙂

  5. Santa, that is freaking adorable! I expect to see lots of Hermione and Luna this week! I would totally follow either!

  6. Santa Claus would be brilliant!

  7. This a pretty diverse set of characters! Lovely list 🙂

  8. Hermione is really topping the list this week! She’s been in almost all the ones I’ve seen 😂 Damon’s social feeds would be sooo snarky and fun! Haha I think I would definitely follow him too. Great list, Lydia!

  9. Oooh, you’ve got some really unique people here that I hadn’t thought of! Santa Claus is a good one. And Elsa? Yes! You really should watch Frozen 2. 😀 It was very different from the first, but enjoyable for different reasons.

  10. I totally agree with your thoughts on Santa and yes, Hermoine would be great as well. I’ve not seen Frozen but from what I know of it, I think Olaf could be fun to follow as well.

  11. Awesome! Yes to Damon Salvatore and Shori, for sure!

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  12. Ohh Hermione is such a great choice! I can’t believe I didn’t think of her! Plus all the cute pics of Crookshanks! Lol Great list 🙂

  13. I love your ideas for characters who need to join social media. I especially love Francie Nolan! Wouldn’t that be fun?!

  14. Elsa and Hermione are two I’d definitely follow as well. Hermione’s LinkedIn really would be amazing, I’d love to see someone create a fake template of all that she’d have on it already!

  15. LOL. I love how you throw Santa in at the end. So true!

  16. I agree with you Lidya. Hermione is indeed a perfect girl who can share her achievement on Linkedin.

  17. We could certainly use friendlier social media. Great list!

  18. Aww I would love to follow Santa! And also Hermione – wouldn’t definitely be asking her for tips on how to perfect a LinkedIn profile.

  19. Francie Nolan is one I did not expect! Good job! Now, about Santa Clause–you might enjoy this (no pressure to read)

  20. Just think of all the advice Ms. Granger could provide. Nice list.

  21. Great list!!! Particularly love the inclusion of Santa, what a great idea!

  22. If Santa was on Twitter I think some people would be afraid if he started following them, LOL. Then they’d have to behave!

    Elsa would be good on Twitter too. Although maybe I’m just biased because we seem to have a lot in common (except for that ice thing, if I had magical powers I would be a fire mage).

  23. Santa and Elsa on Social Media I would love!!!!

  24. I love that you included Santa Claus! And Damon, Elsa and Hermione would definitely be fun to follow as well 🙂

  25. What a great list! I would totally follow Damon and Hermione too! I love Santa! haha! 🙂
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  26. LOL!! Damon Salvatore on twitter would be dangerous! I’d definitely follow him!

  27. And Santa could give you shopping ideas!

  28. Fun list! I totally agree that Hermione’s LinkedIn would be amazing! 😂 I never would’ve thought about Elsa’s ability to write tweets, but I love it and the thought made me laugh! Thanks for sharing! 🙃

  29. Fledgling sounds really good! I’ve been meaning to read more of Octavia Butler’s books.

  30. I would follow Elsa, but can totally see Olaf loving something like Twitter a lot. I might have to mute him, haha.

  31. omg totally Damon! He would be so damn sassy and sexy in all of his posts!

  32. Oh yes! I’d love to follow BOOK Daemon on twitter! He’d be something that’s for sure! Great picks all around!

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  33. Christine @ LifeWithAllTheBooks

    Damon would be so funny on twitter! Great list 😊

  34. Oh, yes to Hermione! I almost included her, too. So many book pics and quotes! 😉

  35. Hermione! Yes! Great pick.

  36. Santa! And Elsa… awesome choices 🙂

  37. Love your choices this week. And I’m just about to pick up The Bluest Eye, so how appropriate!

  38. Hermione is such a great choice. I’d love to follow her, Ron, and Harry just to see their banter in my feed everyday. 🙂

  39. Yea, I would totally follow Hermione Granger. Thanks for stopping by on my blog!

  40. HA!! Hermione’s Linkedin would be epic!!

  41. I feel like all the comments I’m leaving today are very thirsty, but Daemon Salvatore would be great to follow and I’m super ready to swoon.

  42. Santa gets a shout out, that’s awesome! I love your ideas on Francie and Hermoine too. Thanks for always thoughtfully visiting and commenting on everyone’s lists.😁

  43. It would be really fun to see Elsa post videos of her doing magic!

  44. Ohh, I love your list! You have some creative answers 😊

  45. So many of Toni Morrison’s characters would be amazing to get to know on social media for sure! I have several of Octavia Butler’s books, but have yet to read her! I need to get with it!

  46. oh my god i never even considered Hermione and LinkedIn but you’re right that is so perfect!

  47. Wonderful choices here! I would def follow Damon from the Vampire Diaries TV series, never read the books. Francie is a great idea too, though I think I wold want to follow Sissy Rommely even more.

  48. Ooh, Damon – that’s a good idea!

  49. I almost put Hermione on my list too!

  50. I would follow Hermione in a heartbeat, especially for her social justice tweets. I’d also follow social columnist Lady Whistledown (from Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series) because she’s so witty. I’d follow Amy March Lawrence on Instagram, because her feed would be so beautiful. And I do follow Mary Russell (from Laurie R. King’s eponymous mystery series), who has her own Twitter feed (yes, really!)

  51. Really I love the entire Frozen gang so I’d probably follow them all. 🙂

  52. Hermione would be such a fun person to follow! You’d learn so much!

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