The 140 Best Twitter Accounts Of 2012 According To TIME

TIME has put together their picks for the best 140 Twitter accounts of 2012 – those accounts that they think will shape the conversation in the year to come. What do you think about the accounts on their list?

TIME has divided the accounts they believe are the most influential on Twitter, or will be over the course of the next year, into several different categories.

They have Expert accounts on the list like Ann Marie Slaughter (@SlaughterAM), a professor at Princeton and former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department, and Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson), astrophysicist and Director of the American Museum of Natural History.

TIME has also compiled a list of the most influential Cultural accounts, one of which is our very own GalleyCat (@GalleyCat), MediaBistro’s book publishing blog that’s always on the pulse with news and stories from the publishing world.

And if you’re looking for some laughs, there are 27 accounts in the Humor category (us Twitter users love our funny tweets!). There’s classics like The Onion (@TheOnion), “America’s finest news source” that deals in satire, former Office funnyman Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) and oddball account San Francisco Fog (@KarlTheFog), that, yes, purports to actually be the fog.

There are accounts in the Arts, Style and Photography, Sports, and News and Information categories that are definitely worth a follow too. You can check out the full list of TIME’s 140 best Twitter accounts here.

What do you think about the accounts TIME has chosen as 2012’s best? Would you add any to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

Publish date: March 21, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT