Over the past couple months, we’ve been highlighting music-related people and organizations who are worth following on Twitter, all grouped together by category– music law, songwriting, promotion, news, and so forth.
For the concluding installment, we thought we’d throw categories out the window and recommend a handful of fun and whacky Twitter personalities who have nothing at all to do with music.
Follow them when you need some inspiration. Oops, I just invented a category, didn’t I?
10 creative and inspiring Tweeters you should be following
1. Maria Popova
@brainpicker – Maria is an “interestingness hunter-gatherer obsessed with combinatorial creativity.”
Brooklyn, NY · http://brainpickings.org
2. Laughing Squid
@LaughingSquid – A dose of the subtly strange: interesting art, culture and technology from around the web.
New York City & San Francisco · http://laughingsquid.com
@flavorpill – Top culture picks from Flavorwire and the web.
New York, NY · http://flavorwire.com
4. Poetry Daily
@Poetry_Daily – Poetry Daily helps make poetry part of daily life, presenting a new poem each day from new books and journals, along with poetry news links and more.
Charlottesville, Virginia · http://www.poems.com
5. Creative Something
Salt Lake City, Utah · http://TannerChristensen.com
@Lifehacker – Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done. Don’t live to geek; geek to live.
Planet Earth · http://lifehacker.com
@io9 – io9 is a daily publication that covers science, science fiction, and the future. Time to get ready for tomorrow.
The Future · http://io9.com
8. TED News
@TEDNews – ALL the inspiring, mind-bending lecturers and news from #TED: TEDTalks, TED Conferences, the TED Prize and more.
New York, NY · http://www.ted.com
9. The Onion
@TheOnion – “America’s Finest News Source.” Because everyone needs a little satire in their lives.
New York, NY · http://www.theonion.com
10. Mental Floss
@mental_floss – Amazing facts from the good people at mental_floss magazine.
New York/Birmingham/Cleveland · http://www.mentalfloss.com
Hopefully a few of these picks will help you find some future songwriting fodder, relax after a long day, or just have something funny to discuss in the tour van.
Who are your go-to peeps on Twitter when you need inspiration? Let us know in the comments section below.
Also, if you’d like to re-visit our past Twitter recommendations, check out the following: