Beast Best Awards: The Daily Beast Picks the Best of Twitter
Whether you want news up to the nanosecond or an absurdist joke, these are the Twitter feeds you need to follow now.
Twitter is only as good as the people you follow. To solve the curation quandary, The Daily Beast has produced its first list of the feeds to follow.
Among the 96 Twitterers on this year’s list, you’ll find celebrities, journalists, entrepreneurs, business wonks, and some overlooked stalwarts of the 140-character oeuvre. While we love Lena Dunham’s Twitter feed as much as her other million-plus followers, we chose Girls’ showrunner Jenni Konner for her perceptive humor and under-the-radar cool factor.
Here, a taste of what you’ll find on the full list:
The Laugh Captains
The class clowns of Twitter who specialize in one-liners and biting satire. There’s Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) with her gin-doused humor, Rob Delaney’s unfiltered observations, and Old Spice’s cheeky marketing.
Unconfirmed scoops, rumor-mill castoffs, and breaking-news alerts are all part of the real-time news cycle. Some of the best: the tireless politics dialogue of BuzzFeed reporter Andrew Kaczynski, Anthony DeRosa’s one-man newsmachine, and Amanda Marcotte’s feminist updates.
Click here for the full list.