For a long time on Twitter, if you wanted to recommend another Twitter account to others you’d participate in #FF (follow Friday).
Some people still use #FF but it’s largely fizzled out. This post is a bit of an #FF for a few fun accounts that were recommended to me recently. (If you see your recommendation below – thank you!)
These accounts are imaginative, silly and in some cases fascinating. Above all, they will put a smile on your face. We know that Twitter is a great platform for breaking news, supporting causes and quick conversations. But it’s also a great platform for creative accounts that reflect people’s talent and quirky sense of humour.
FacesPics shares that extraordinary pastime that you might have enjoyed when you were a child – noting the ‘faces’ that appear in ordinary objects. See the samples below:
— Faces in Things (@FacesPics) December 13, 2013
The raft looks like it’s having just as much fun as the people pic.twitter.com/jh7XYxAV7t
— Faces in Things (@FacesPics) December 15, 2013
Closely related, Half Pics shares images of things which have been halved. Does it have a YouTube channel, I wonder?
I like UberFacts but I was sceptical. So many Twitter accounts would share silly facts – was UberFacts doing the same thing? But reading a few articles about the man behind the account, it seems he does a lot of research into the information he shares. This makes UberFacts fascinating indeed:
The Bible is the world’s best-selling book and is also the world’s most shoplifted book.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) December 17, 2013
There’s a Russian game show where contestants steal cars and if they’re not caught by the police within 35 minutes, they get to keep it.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) December 18, 2013
I’m not a cat person, but you can’t deny that cats rule the interwebz. The very cute Emergency Kittens account shares the sweetest fluffy images to brighten your day:
Make a wish! pic.twitter.com/9wB71UKq7P
— Emergency Kittens (@EmrgencyKittens) December 18, 2013
Real Carrot Facts has been around for a while and if you can get past the typos (intended?) its tweets will make you laugh:
if You are plan on giving a family or lover a carrot for chrintmas, don’t wrap it yet or else it be rotted and damp brown on Dec 25 trust me
— Carrot Facts (@RealCarrotFacts) December 7, 2013
bring a carrot to a funeral as a way of saying “im sorry your dead here is a crispy vegtable”
— Carrot Facts (@RealCarrotFacts) December 17, 2013
Now, the next account is not the most scintillating account- you wouldn’t be checking in every day – but you might follow Count Von Count just for the sheer silliness and to give a nod to the creator:
Boringtweets celebrates what Twitter is sometimes derided for. It publishes mundane tweets (and many people who aren’t on Twitter imagine that is what it is all about). It has the perverse effect of tempting me to tweet more mundane aspects of my life. Just because I can.
It’s windier than I thought. I’d say it’s very windy.
— Boring Tweeter (@b0ringtweets) December 18, 2013
Just texted Steve.
— Boring Tweeter (@b0ringtweets) December 13, 2013
My own favourites?
KimKierkegaardashian is a wonderful mashup of celebrity Kim Kardashian and Danish philosopher Kierkegaard. Just read through some of its brilliant tweets below:
Start searching for the perfect holiday gift & the inauthentic kind of happiness it is capable of producing,
— KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) November 27, 2013
To cheat oneself of love is a deception for which there is no reparation either in time or in eternity. Ride or die girlfriend.
— KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) November 24, 2013
Brilliant Ads is fun in particular if you work in the comms industry. It reminds me of some good Pinterest accounts where marketing professionals have collated inspirational ideas they’ve come across.
And I also enjoy Norman Reedus’s Twitter account – primarily used for sharing Instagram photos. He stars in The Walking Dead. Granted, it’s a “celebrity” account. That could be the topic for another day …
— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) December 1, 2013
What are your favourite fun Twitter accounts? Let us know in Comments below.