A common question permeating society is, “Do you twitter?” This social networking phenomenon is an easy and fun way of communicating, getting news and catching up. All of the social networking sites–whether mainstream ones like Twitter, Facebook or MySpace–or smaller ones are really double-edged swords. They’re great, and they can be maddening.One fun thing about Twitter is that it allows you to see quick updates in real time. Since all of the posts must be 140 characters or less, it’s pretty easy to wade through several updates at a time.
If you are looking for some fun and entertaining people to follow on Twitter, it can be really fun to follow certain celebrities. Here are the top 10 celebrities that are worth following on Twitter:
1. Quinn Cummings, Twitter Name: @quinncy
Quinn Cummings is a successful author, blogger and businesswoman. She published her debut book of essays, “Notes from the Underwire,” in 2009, and she has a very successful blog, QC Report. By the way, Quinn is also an Academy Award nominee for her years as a successful child actress in films such as “The Good-bye Girl” and the TV show “Family.”
2. Conan O’Brien, Twitter Name: @ConanOBrien
Who doesn’t have a thing for the underdog? Of course, an off-the-charts funny and talented entertainer who is also a multi-millionaire is hardly an underdog. He has made a major comeback with his new talk show on TBS. Conan is really funny, and his tweets are oddly hilarious.
3. Fairuza Balk, Twitter Name: @Fairuza
Fairuza Balk is an incredibly talented actress that has been acclaimed for her work since the mid-1980s when she won the part of Dorothy Gale in “Return to Oz,” beating out 1,000 other hopefuls for the part. She worked as an actress through her teens and grew up in front of the camera. She is still giving amazing performances, and she has also shared her many other talents, including art and music, on her official website, Fairuza.com. Her recent single, “Stormwinds,” is now available on mp3, and her tweets are kind and fun.
4. Kevin Smith, Twitter Name: @ThatKevinSmith
Kevin Smith is the famous film director of such movies as Clerks, Dogma and Chasing Amy. He tweets quite frequently, so be warned if you don’t want a lot of tweets from one person in your feed. However, his tweets are oftentimes hilarious, and he responds to a lot of fans on a regular basis. His tweets are often on the adult humor side, another thing you may need to know. Check out his feed, and see if it’s for you. It probably will be.
5) Olivia Newton-John, Twitter Name: @Olivianj
Olivia Newton-John is a critically acclaimed singer who has been successful in the music business for over 40 years. Her tweets aren’t frequent, but they’re always fun or informative. Listen to her much under-publicized, deep album called “Gaia.” It’s one of the most positive and uplifting albums ever written, and she wrote it while recovering from breast cancer. You’ll be even more interested in following her on Twitter after you do.
6) Michael Moore, Twitter Name: @MMFlint
Michael Moore is a liberal documentary filmmaker most people either love or hate. His films are unlike any others, and they teach and wake people up. His tweets are generous and informative. If you like Michael, he’s definitely someone that you should follow on Twitter.
7) Bill Cosby, Twitter Name: @BillCosby
Bill Cosby is a hilarious comedian whose career has spanned decades, and he’ll always be immortalized by The Cosby Show. His tweets are eclectic and fun, and he responds to people frequently. He posts on things such as the fact that he has an iTunes playlist, fun facts and sometimes more serious issues. He is a great person to follow on Twitter.
8) Alyssa Milano, Twitter Name: @Alyssa_Milano
Alyssa Milano is an actress who was last seen in “Romantically Challenged.” She has a career longevity and consistency that’s really rare for actors. Her tweets are frequent, and they are always welcome, fun and funny. They are also often done with a purpose. She was able to encourage businesses to match her generous Haiti earthquake relief donation by challenging them on Twitter.
9) Dolly Parton, Twitter Name: @Dolly_Parton
Dolly Parton is the famous singer with the famous body. Her hits include “Islands in the Stream,” “9 to 5” and “Two Doors Down.” Dolly herself is frank and funny, as well as kind and generous. She gives back to her fans more than almost any other entertainer, and her tweets reflect all of this.
10) John Stamos, Twitter Name: @JohnStamos
John Stamos often interacts with his former Full House cast mates with hilarious results. He is very generous to his Twitter followers, on a medium where many celebs simply use it as a promotional tool. He posts all sorts of interesting things and positive, uplifting statements and more. His feed is a must-read.