There are many people posting on Twitter about funny things, newsworthy things, random things, articles, research, random thoughts and more!  With so many posting on Twitter it can be overwhelming to decide who to follow if you are new.

Today I will share some people that are worth considering following on Twitter.   When you are thinking about who you want to follow, consider your interests.  Do you like to read funny tidbits?   See cute pictures?  Learn about the world?  Are you interested in science? Education etc.  There are people who share a lot of information about all of these topics.  I will give you some to consider today.  Then once you find a few people you want to follow and you like, you can start to look at who they follow and you can find more interesting people to follow.  Twitter can be quite informative if you follow the right people.  Here are some to start with:

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  • Ellen DeGeneres @TheEllenShow

Many of you probably know of Ellen DeGeneres.  She is a Comedian and talk show host of a popular show.  She is a very funny person and shows her humor on her Twitter page.  Some of the posts she has I will share here to give you an idea of what she shares: She posted a picture of a sign that says “today’s soup: whiskey” and her comment to the picture is “I’ll get my bowl”.  Another funny one she shared “Congratulations, @serenawilliams! This tweet is just in case you couldn’t hear me scream it from the stands. #wimbledon”. Her sense of humor from her show shines through in her tweets.  She posts lots of pictures with funny captions.  It’s a good way to brighten your day.

  • Perfect Shot. @oneperfectshot

This Twitter account is run by @thegeofftodd and @hperryhorton.  It shows pictures from films that give a wonderful sense of what it was about.  If you enjoy film and pictures this Twitter account is worth a look.

  • Bill Gates @billGates

Bill Gates is a well known entrepreneur and programmer who has become involved with many issues through his foundation.  He tweets about things he has learned about, believes in and wants to share.  In some recent tweets he discussed the progress on fighting malaria and the progress on fighting AIDS.  He discusses the need for more work to continue.  He also is involved in education issues.  He’s an interesting person to follow.

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  • Pourmecoffee @pourmecoffee

An account that comments on news related information, it is sometimes funny and sometimes serious.  They also share interesting phones.  Here are some recent tweets that give you a sense of what it’s about: “The GOP convention for Republican politicians is like the old Love Boat was for actors: where you go when you have nowhere else to go” & “If I could go back 20 years I’d forget to tell myself to buy Apple stock and instead say, “Donald Trump is the GOP, nominee I S#@t you not.” (I edited the swear, but you get the idea!) & “Chris Christie alone in the dark crumpling Genesee cans and highlighting Springsteen lyrics about alienation.” They are some amusing and timely posts.

  • Editorial @edutopia

This is a good Twitter account to follow if you are interested in education issues.  They give information about education successes and issues.  Through their Twitter account you will discover up to date research and programs that are being used around the world. There are resources shared as well as interesting articles.  If you interested at all about education this is a good account to follow.

There are many more accounts I could mention here, but this should be a start of you!  Enjoy and happy tweeting!

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