Today, in celebration of the release of our 2013 Twitter 140 list, we’re highlighting fifteen spectacular alumni – ranging from politics to fashion – from our previous Twitter 140 lists that are worth your follow.
Its Twitter bio says it all: Worth sharing. BuzzFeed features the latest viral content floating around the social web – from breaking news and politics to cats.
SFMOMA is the West Coast’s first museum dedicated to 20th century art. Its Twitter feed is exemplary – educating and actively engaging its audience on the history of art.
Cory Booker is the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and a bonafide social media superhero. His Twitter account serves as an online help hotline, responding directly to residents’ requests at all hours of the day.
To say that Alyssa Milano, the actress best known for her roles on Who’s the Boss and Charmed, is an active Twitter user would be an understatement. Her constant Tweets cover everything from science and parenting to hard news.
With tweets about organic food, nutrition and cooking tips, Whole Foods’ Twitter account will make you never want to eat junk food ever again.
Mindy Kaling is a triple threat – an actress, television writer and published author. As we put it in 2012, “Mindy Kaling tweets are an intelligent — and more sane — version of her Office character, Kelly Kapoor.” Following Kaling on Twitter will keep you amused on a daily basis.
I wish Taylor Swift and I were the youngest and oldest sisters, respectively, of a large Jane Austen-y type family—
Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 06, 2013
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium. As a #Twitter140 alumni of both 2011 and 2012, it’s only fitting that he’s mentioned in 2013.
Light bends from space to air allowing rays to curve over your horizon. So you see the Sun rise before & set after it happens—
Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 20, 2013
Xeni Jardin, an alumna of our list both in 2011 and 2012, has always been honest and open on twitter. In December 2011 the Boing Boing journalist announced on Twitter that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer – a battle she later adeptly chronicled on Twitter.
I’ve been on Twitter for 6 years, 8 months, 6 days. A relatively stable, long-term relationship. But it’s both open and complicated.—
Xeni Jardin (@xeni) March 21, 2013
Shaquille O’Neal needs no introduction. Just a glimpse of his Twitter profile – specifically, his background images — will reveal why he was included for two consecutive years. In 2013, his “random acts of Shaqness” are better than ever.
Yesterday is history
tomorrow is your future
today is your life love it
Amy Odell heads up BuzzFeed’s women’s interest vertical, Shift, and will soon launch BuzzFeed Fashion. Her glorious Twitter feed shines light on all-things-stylish.
This is a real email subject: "Suggestion: Re-imagine your face with Kate Middleton's nose via app"—
Amy Odell (@amyodell) March 20, 2013
Blake Hounshell’s Twitter feed is comprehensive and impressive. As managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, Hounshell provides endless updates on global events.
Obama is going to get dragged into Syria whether he wants to be or not, it seems.—
Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) March 19, 2013
Kelly Oxford made our Twitter 140 list for two years in a row for good reason. Whether she’s talking about love, her children or society in general, she runs one of the funniest and smartest feeds in the twittersphere.
How do you get a red wine stain off a baby?—
kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) March 03, 2013
As the New York Times’ TV and digital media reporter, Brian Stelter is frequently the person who breaks the latest news in the field – and Twitter is where he shares it first.
R.L. Stine is the author of Goosebumps… need we say more?
Here is your nightmare for tonight: The longest tapeworm ever removed from a human being was 66-ft-long. …—
R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) March 21, 2013