It's easy to let our Twitter timeline get mucked up with the same-old same-old sports scores and friends-of-friends posting pictures of their dogs. Why not make some massive Twitter follows and get some interesting information for once?
Let's start out with some collections that are bound to be little fonts of virtual wisdom:
@brainpickings: For lighting up your mind.
— Brain Pickings (@brainpickings) June 24, 2014
@mental_floss: For a curio cabinet of information.
— Mental Floss (@mental_floss) June 22, 2014
@thewordoftheday: For logophiles.
30/4 - gadabout (/ˈgædəˌbaʊt/) - n: a person who moves about restlessly or aimlessly, especially from one social activity to another.
— Word of the Day (@thewordoftheday) April 30, 2014
@HowStuffWorks: For the perennially curious.
What happens when our inventions get the better of us? Top 10 Scary Modern Technologies: http://t.co/CMQdPSGg0f
— HowStuffWorks (@HowStuffWorks) June 22, 2014
@LettersOfNote: For unique historical gems.
From 1962, a letter from Walt Disney about a Tesla film: pic.twitter.com/S2AeXlo8up
— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) May 28, 2014
@Nonprofits: For the mobilizers.
— Twitter Nonprofits (@Nonprofits) March 10, 2014
@TEDTalks: For long-form inspiration.
"Real inspiration and growth only comes from stepping out into the unknown." http://t.co/ehPZEWo7bc
— TED Talks (@TEDTalks) June 23, 2014
@GreatestQuotes: For not-so-long-form inspiration.
"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." - Jim Rohn
— Great Minds Quotes (@GreatestQuotes) June 15, 2014
@Cmdr_Hadfield: For the best from space.
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) June 19, 2014
@neiltyson: For a bit of humor in the wide open cosmos.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 9, 2014
@TheScienceGuy: For your childhood, all grown up.
We could find life on another planet, and it would change this world. Do we have the will? http://t.co/eRKrh8BnDo
— Bill Nye (@TheScienceGuy) June 21, 2014
@elonmusk: For dispatches from the future.
Test flight of Falcon 9-R with deployable grid fins for better hypersonic thru subsonic control http://t.co/6ZXpvPao2u
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2014
@ariannahuff: For a lesson in success.
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) June 23, 2014
@GloriaSteinem: For activism.
— Gloria Steinem (@GloriaSteinem) February 21, 2014
@richardbranson: For adventure.
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) June 23, 2014
@boonepickens: For the thoughts of a political giant.
— T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) June 5, 2014
@vaughanbell: For a window into your amazing brain.
US Lawyers overturn the use of fixed IQ threshold to determine eligibility for execution http://t.co/3DChxdwqFH
— Vaughan Bell (@vaughanbell) June 21, 2014
The academics and the culture-makers:
@kenjennings: For smart people jokes.
Important reminder from the JUNIOR GENIUS GUIDE TO U.S. PRESIDENTS: Teddy Roosevelt was a dark avenger of the night. pic.twitter.com/8oZxL5FC3h
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) June 19, 2014
@profblmkelly: For civil rights history.
— Blair LM Kelley (@profblmkelley) June 20, 2014
@geekfeminism: For a new kind of conversation.
Quick hit: Girls just don’t wanna have fun at conferences http://t.co/9yIwgsME5q
— Geek Feminism blog (@geekfeminism) June 23, 2014
@Oprah: For your everything.
You are not your thoughts. YOU are the OBSERVER of the thoughts. One of the most powerful lessons I ever got. #SuperSoulSunday
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) June 15, 2014
@copyranter: For a critical eye on ads.
Vintage Ad of the Day: women—always cramping our style. pic.twitter.com/OsmwJfUDtJ
— Mark Duffy (@copyranter) June 20, 2014
@museumnerd: For art news and views from around the world.
Greetings, comrades, from the Museum of Communism in Prague, which is one flight above a McDonald's. pic.twitter.com/TaeCA5IujG
— Deborah Solomon (@deborahsolo) April 24, 2014
@KimKierkegaardashian: For a mind-melting mashup.
When I step out from my lonely suffering and walk among happy people, it's the epitome of timeless chic.
— KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) June 18, 2014
@deepakchopra: For life guidance.
— Deepak Chopra (@DeepakChopra) June 24, 2014