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Posts Tagged ‘Follow Friday’

FollowFriday: @OliviaMunn on Twitter

January 15th, 2010 Comments off

Do you really need much incentive?  If you’re not already aware of @OliviaMunn, you’re a) not watching AOTS, b) not aware of hot chicks on interwebs and c) in major need of rectifying a) and b) .

I’m never really quite sure if Olivia fully fits into the “geek” realm, but even if she can’t qualify for some cred there, she definitely would fall into the Weird Science category of near perfect creation.  And, to make it even better, she actually has a great sense of humor to go along with being ungodly good looking.

Her Twitter feed is a great way to access her amazing stream of Twitpics and she’s been quite amusing and sometimes vulgar, from time to time.

And while you’re at it, follow me @WhenItStrikesMe and @Quotably.

Follow Friday: @FakeAPStylebook on Twitter

January 8th, 2010 Comments off

It even looks like Strunk and White.

One of the more inventive and enjoyable of the “meme” style twitter accounts is the one that launched to great fanfare during the start of my Twitterati tenure.  The Fake AP Stylebook brings far more consistency than @FakeMTA and far more wit than @ShitMyDadSays.

Functionally, what it does is post several witty style rules and best practices throughout the day.  These include general publication rules to writing and journalism dos and don’ts.

While sometimes they dip into something topical, it’s the random ones which you’d never think of that get me every time.  Whoever is penning this is quite the clever one.

It doesn’t hurt that I’ve always had a Large Hadron for writing guides, though I seemingly never pay any heed to what I learned in them.  Strunk and White is one of those things that no child should be without.  In fact, I’m hoping one of my Christian friends will start a charity to help deliver copies of the book to needy orphans in Uganda.


Follow Friday: @KevinRose on Twitter

December 18th, 2009 Comments off
Landing a $60M valuation is actually probably not as impressive as landing 1,160,000 followers on Twitter.

A $60M valuation is not as impressive as 1M+ Tweeps.

He may not be as funny as prior Follow Friday nominees, but @KevinRose is a pretty surefire Twitter user worth clicking on.  His posts are informative, if sometimes restricted to the insular Bay Area Web 2.0 community.

His podcast on Diggnation is probably the best there is and Digg is my social bookmarking site of choice.  The only negative is that when he was hosting Attack of the Show, Olivia Munn was not yet on it.

Following Kevin gives you some decent insight on what’s going on in the tech world, especially the online elements.  And if you don’t follow the Diggnation podcast he does with Alex Albrecht, you ought to.  It’s a free subscription on iTunes.

All in all, there’s a reason Kevin has one of the most followed Twitter accounts on the web.

Follow Friday – @NotJayCutler on Twitter

December 11th, 2009 Comments off

I’m a big Jay Cutler fan.  I always have been.  Heck, back in 2005, I took to calling him Jesus H. Cutler.  But there is no way to sweeten the current reality.  The guy has been brutal as a Chicommodore Vanderbear.

And that pain makes it pleasant to laugh, even if at Jay’s expense.  One such way to laugh is to follow @NotJayCutler on Twitter.

Youll note that Jay doesnt say hed never hit a phone booth (even if hes just covering up for a teammate).

You'll note that Jay doesn't say he'd never hit a phone booth (even if he's just covering up for a teammate).


Follow Friday – @AdmiralAckbar_ on Twitter

December 4th, 2009 Comments off

If there is one thing that @AdmiralAckbar_ knows (beyond how one looks like that and says they’re from Mons Calamari with a straight face), it’s when something is a trap.

You should follow him and heed that advice.

For someone who knows something is a trap, he gets caught in a scenario where he realizes its a trap awful late.

For someone who knows something is a trap, he gets caught in a scenario where he realizes it's a trap awful late.

And while you’re at it, follow me @WhenItStrikesMe and @Quotably.


Follow Friday – FakeMTA on Twitter

November 20th, 2009 Comments off

Perhaps one of the finest concepts for a humor Twitter account I’ve come across is this fake NYC MTA account. There are a few others out there, some well known (and with book deals… looking at you with envy there Shit My Dad Says). But few are as well crafted as this.

Anyways, I suggest you give them a follow @FakeMTA.