You can do really, really stupid stuff on Twitter. In fact, Twitter has made stupidity more spreadable, weaponisable, and as anyone who ate a Tide pod knows, delicious.
But, occasionally, it has also made it easier than ever to seek out knowledge, acquire information and better yourself. So really, there’s no excuse to at least try and thrown a few intelligence-enhancing follows into your daily mix of Gifs and #Woke memes. Think of it as passive, ambient learning.
Consider unfollowing a couple of “Funny pictures of asses” accounts and following a few of these mind-massaging, brain-embiggening, cerebellum-squeezing ones.
Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura)
Susie Dent (@susie_dent)
Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian)
Letters Of Note (@LettersOfNote)
Fact Retriever (@factretriever)
Neil Degrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)
Medieval Manuscripts (@BLMedieval)
One Perfect Shot (@OnePerfectShot)
History In Pictures (HistoryInPics)
Quite Interesting (@qikipedia)
WW2 Tweets from 1940 (@RealTimeWWII)