Have you ever stood in the middle of a group conversation and be lost as the rest of the group discussed the thought-provoking news? If you are feeling left behind, it might be time to keep up to date with the latest news and interesting fact that would turn you from a wallflower into the heart of the conversations.
We have compiled a list of some of the most interesting twitter accounts that will give you a grasp of what is going on around the world plus fascinating facts in 140 characters or less that will have you starting up conversations in no time.
- Electric Literature (@ElectricLit) – Their slogan; saving literature one reader at a time. The account shares news about literature and writing while providing followers with reading suggestions and free fiction on Wednesdays.
- Bill Nye (@BillNye) – If you grew up in the 90’s, we’re sure you will remember Bill Nye the Science Guy. He was the funny scientist who carried out experiments on tv teaching kids around the world about science. He has an interesting way of sharing his knowledge and facts making it fun and fascinating.
- Maria Popova (@Brainpicker) – Maria Popova, the curious mind behind Brainpickings and refers to it as “subjective lens of what matters in the world and why,”. She shares links that are worth reading and will definitely enrich your understanding of the world
- Planet Green (@PlanetGreen) – There is no planet B. Planet Green not only shares environmental news with their followers but also practical tips and how to lead a greener lifestyle. It is the perfect account to follow if you want to do your part and make the world a better place.
- How Stuff Works (@HowStuffWorks) – A great account to follow to ease your curious mind. From how hurricanes work to why salt prevents food from spoiling, the account truly helps expand your knowledge on various subject matters.
- BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) – This account is perfect to stay up to date with breaking news from across the world. A reliable source that will give you a general notion on what is happening worldwide through your news feed.
- Museum of Modern Art (@MuseumModernArt) – Many a time’s people tend to forget the importance of art in our culture. The Museum of Modern Art in New York has curated a twitter account that will give followers sneak peeks into the everyday life at the museum.
- History In pictures (@HistoryInPics) – Just like its name, this account tells stories through photographs. From historical events across the globe to pop culture and everything in between, the page also shares links with stories and news related to that particular picture.
- Verge Science (@VergeScience) – Filled with tweets related to technology, art, culture and science, this thought-provoking account shares links and stories to the most fascinating questions you can think of.
- Mental Floss (@Mental_Floss) – Filled with fun and interesting facts as well as snippets from the magazine. The editorial team explains that the reason they share this content is because readers do not realize how much they learn until days later when they bring up these fascinating facts with their friends and impress them.
- Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) – An author of various culinary books, Michael Pollan is known for relating food to politics as well as the present state of the world food industry. It may seem very unlikable to relate food and politics but Michael Pollan breaks it down to the issues that matter into easily understandable facts, questions as well as links to articles.
- Grammar Police (@_grammar_) – If you are going crazy with the misuse of your and you’re then you’re in for a treat! This is the account for you! Inspired by @StealthMountan , the account detects grammar mistakes in tweets before tweeting out the correction. The Grammar Police are here to improve the users grammar, one tweet at a time.
- Live Science (@LiveSciHealth) – Keeping you up to date with the latest news and information snippets relating to health, the environment, animals, technology and space. Their main aim is to have their followers leave smarter 5 minutes later.
- Open Culture (@OpenCulture) – Considered to be one of the best free culture and educational media on the web, Open Culture shares various ebooks, textbooks, films and more with their users as well as ask thought-provoking questions.
- Mo Costandi (@MoCost) – Neuroscientist and author of ’50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know’, Mo Costandi shares interesting articles while sharing his thoughts and answering questions related to psychological issues and news.
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson (@NeilTyson) – When Neil tweets, the world starts paying attention. The astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator tweets amusing reflections and observations on science, space and astronomy and its role in our lives. Neil also engages with his fans and followers by sharing their questions and answering them.
Check out these profiles and let us know which of them are your favourite.