Monday, February 27th, 2012

Here Are Five Random People I Follow On Twitter

When people ask me what I do for a living, I am going to just start saying "I look at Twitter" because honestly that is what I spend 90% of my "writing" workdays doing.  Here are some of the strangers who make this lifestyle so rewarding.

These little peeks into cookbook author and Food 52 editor Amanda Hesser's life are always delightful, and occasionally also instructive.

Caroline Contillo is a queer Buddhist activist I've never met. She delivers amazing koans that are helpful and uplifting, and also goes shopping.

Billy Cheer is some kind of magical art sprite gadabout who I have never met but love having in my Internet life so much. He always brings important relevant news and is never encumbered by false modesty.

Nico Muhly is, I guess, a composer?  You would never know this from his Twitter. Idiosyncratique spellinges are a particular expertise/skill.

Johanna Fateman is a musician, salon owner, and brilliant observer of such crucial details.

9 Comments / Post A Comment

thank you for this boring article. what other ordinary people posting ordinary things in twitter do you follow?

The very cleverly handled Kilgore Trout comments on web sites but misses the point.

melis (#1,854)

I too would like to sarcastically congratulate the editors on providing me with free entertainment that does not meet my standards. Will someone point me in the direction of the receiving line?

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@NotAndersonCooper There was a point?

Tulletilsynet (#333)

I hope it's going to be a regular feature.

Brian Calandra (#3,753)

Three Emily Gould posts today? Will the next one be commenter executions?

Emily (#20)

ooh I hope so

katiechasm (#163)

Twitter jokes are always so desperate and sad.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

The tweets of past ages were those cute-pointless anecdotes in magazines.

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