40 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool.

He can educate you, enlighten you, make you laugh and keep you in-know. But you have to make sure the count is correct. Otherwise, your channel can easily be swamped with boring, useless tweets, and then before you know it, you've never checked Twitter, not using your power.

To help get you on the right track, Pocket Lint has a rounded list of influential, famous and entertaining accounts to follow. Some of them are prominent politicians, while others are celebrities, parody accounts, etc. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list. We're just trying to get you started.

If you complete all of these accounts, we can guarantee that you will be filled with all the latest and occasional news. And in between it all, you just get to giggle or be surprised or inspired. After all, this is what Twitter really is. Let us know in the comments if you think anyone else should be included.

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Krang T Nelson

WhoStory by: Krang T. Nelson (@KrangTNelson)
Whyhe's hiding behind the title of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' villain, but he's one of the funniest accounts on Twitter.

Jason Concepcion

Who: Jason Concepcion (@netw3rk)
Why: He's the host of the Emmy award-winning YouTube NBA desktop series and the co-host of the binge mode podcast, but he's also really cool on Twitter, where he picks up on the latest news and sporting events.

Shea Serrano

Who: Shi Serrano (@SheaSerrano)
WhyA: He's a three-time New York Times best-selling author with the recent release of his latest book, movies, and other stuff, but he's well worth following on Twitter for his NBA hosts, healthy family life, and his voice-over army that constantly raises money for good causes.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Who: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)
Why: Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most famous members of the US House of Representatives and she uses her Twitter feed to explain politics and comment on the latest developments in US and world news.

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Dave Chang

Who: Dave Chang (@davidchang)
WhyA: Chang began his ascent as a Michelin star chef, but also dabbled in hosting a show on Netflix called Outrageously Delicious. He also hosts his podcast, The Dave Chung Show.

John Favreau

Who: John Favreau (@jonfavs)
Why: he is a former speechwriter for Barack Obama, but he started a podcast under Save America after leaving the White House.

Ronan Farrow

Who: Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow)
Why: he has become one of the most respected investigative journalists with reporting on the #MeToo movement and the release of his new book Catch and Kill.

WW2 tweets

Who: WW2 tweets from 1941 (@RealTimeWWII)
Why: if you've ever wondered what it was like to live off World War II, this account is for you. It's essentially a moment, "on this day" tweets-style of a World War II event.

Marques Brownlee

Who: Marquez Brownlee (@MKBHD)
Why: his Twitter feed is loaded with tech news, including videos of the latest products and clips from his new signal podcast.

Rover Curiosity

Who: Curiosity rover (@MarsCuriosity)
Why: A robot that chirps from Mars, what else do you need to know?

Chris Hayes

Who: Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes)
Why: Hayes' Twitter feed is loaded with takes on the news, but interspersed with it is suffering through Chicago Cubs baseball.

Kim Kardashian West

Kim Karadashian

Who: Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian)
Why: she looks like the queen of social media.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Who: Bill Gates (@Bill Gates)
Why: he is a business magnate, philanthropist and founder of Microsoft. Do you need more reasons?

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

To: Emma Watson (@EmWatson)
Why: you may know her from Harry Potter, but she is also known for her advocacy for women's rights.

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

Who: Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome)
Why: Colbert is funny. 'nuff said.

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Elon Musk

Who: Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Why: he co-founded both Tesla and Space X and regularly gets into trouble via his Twitter feed.

Bill Nye
Bill nye

Who: Bill Nye (@BillNye)
Why: no way. This is Bill Nye. He's awkward and funny and defiant. Makes for the perfect Twitter-follow.

Steven Fry

Stephen Fry

Who: Stephen Fry (@Steven Fry)
Why: we had to turn on the brits, right? In addition, he is a well-known writer, TV presenter and public figure.

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

To: Kara Swisher (@karaswisher)
Why: she knows everything and everyone in tech.

Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat

To: Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat)
Why: he is huge on all social media including twitter but is best known for making videos on youtube.

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Sarah Silverman

Sarah silverman

Who: Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman)
Why: she's a comedian, actress, and prolific tweeter (and most people recommend following her).

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

Who: Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama)
Why: he is the Dalai Lama. It adds a bit of Zen to your channel.

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

To: Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais)
Why: he is a comedian and actor who loves to use Twitter and never shirks from expressing his opinions, especially when it comes to animal cruelty.

NASA

NASA

WHO: at NASA@NASA), which
Why: if you want to get the latest space news, look no further. NASA where is it.

Big Ben Clock

Big Ben Clock

Who: Big Ben clock@big_ben_clock)
Why: this account tweets in London every hour (but does so with "puffs"). It's great.

Fat Jew

The Fat Jew

Who: Fat Jew (@fat jew)
Why: he started out as an IS famous and now he's big on Twitter and beat 1 radio show to boot.

James Martin

James Martin

Who: James Martin (@Pundamentalism)
Why: if you like puns, look no further. This account is all about them.

Tina

Tina from Bob's Burgers

To: Tina (@tinatbh)
Why: this is a parody account: Tina from Bob's Burgers, and it's hilarious.

Reese James

Rhys Jamesy

Who: Rice Jamesy (@rhysjamesy)
Why: he is a comedian, and he recommends everyone to laugh after him.

Bridger Vinegar

Bridger winegar

Who: Bridger Vinegar (@bridger_w)
Why: this guy tops all lists for funny must follow twitter accounts.

Brilliant Ads

Diamond Ads

Who: Genius Advertising (@Brilliant_Ads)
WhyA: This account of the posts is one of the most unique and controversial advertisements. This is great.

Face Photo

face pics

Who: Face Photo (@FacePics)
Why: this account finds faces on everything. Seriously.

How are things

How things work

Who: How Things Work@ThingsWork)
Why: this account uses captivating pictures to explain how things work.

LOLGOP

LOLGOP

Who: lolgop(@LOLGOP)
Why: this is a satirical account that's all, oh sin gop. This is epic.

John Gruber

John Gruber

Who: John Gruber (@Gruber)
WhyA: This guy is the original Apple fans. He blogs Daring Fireball and is well known for his internal communications at Apple. If he tweets something that appears to be an Apple news leak, you can be sure it's probably legit.

 

Tim Cook

whom: Tim Cook (@tim_cook)
WhyA: He's Apple's CEO, so if you want to know when the new iPhone comes out, he's many follow up.

Sundar Pichai

Who: Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai)
WhyA: He's the CEO of Google, so he's worth following if you want to keep an eye on upcoming announcements from the company.

Charles Arthur

Who: Charles Arthur (@charlesarthur)
WhyA: He's the former editor of The Guardian's tech section and his feed is full of opinions on the latest tech news.

Reshma Saujani

Who: Reshman Saujani@reshmasaujani)
WhyA: She's the CEO and founder of The Girls Who Code, as well as a host of brave not perfect podcasts.

Emily Chang

Who: Emily Chung (@emilychangtv)
Whyshe is the host of Bloomberg Tech and also the author of The Fellowship: Breaking the Boys Club from Silicon Valley. Her feed is loaded with clips highlighting the latest news from the tech world, especially from a female perspective.

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