Twitter is a bit crowded. There are over 465 million Twitter accounts. Eleven new Twitter accounts are created every second. Weeding through the noise on Twitter, i.e. the endless amount of tweets featuring ridiculous Trending Topics such as “#TweensForOneDirection,” is challenging. Yes, Twitter has a search query, but this isn’t necessarily a catch-all for what it is you’re looking for.
One of the unfortunate things about this social media noise is that it drones out those humorous and hilarious Twitter accounts. There are a lot of these accounts out there, but not all of them are well-known.
It’s difficult to discover these accounts, unless someone you follow happens to retweet or mention them. That’s why I’m creating this list of the five funniest Twitter accounts. Following these accounts is kind of like watching an episode of your favorite Comedy Central show (syndicated 30 Rock episodes for me, please). Matt Cutts once said, “When you’ve got five minutes to fill, Twitter is a great way to fill thirty-five minutes.” So fill five minutes by reading this blog post, and then thirty-five minutes perusing the timeline of these hilarious Twitter accounts.
#1 Pictureless Pinterest (@PicturelessPins)
Pictureless Pinterest offers “the best of Pinterest without having to look at the pictures.” The tweets are verbal descriptions of those cliche pins that become incredibly popular on Pinterest. The idea behind the account is essentially: Pinterest has become a site so filled with overused, cliché pins that people don’t even need to look at pins anymore. They can just read descriptions and they’ve got the gist of the site.
The timeline for Pictureless Pins is short, but it’s filled with hilarious tweets. If you’re a Pinterest user, you’ll understand the humor. All of the tweets are laugh-out-loud worthy.
To give you a sense of just how accurately Pictureless Pinterest captures the essence of Pinterest, consider this:
A Pictureless Pinterest tweet:
A pin from one of my boards:
The only con to Pictureless Pinterest: it’s making it more and more difficult for me to maintain my blissful ignorance to the fact that I’m a Pinterest cliché.
#2 Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky)
Jen Statsky is, according to her biography, a writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (true) and “lead singer, Train” (false). It’s safe to say that I retweet every single one of Jen Statsky’s tweets.
#3 Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey)
I’ll point this out for those of you who didn’t rush home after school to watch TRL (aka the show that billed itself as a music-video countdown but that only showed about five seconds of each music video): Damien Fahey was once an MTV VJ. Now, he’s a comedian who does improv and writes for someecards.com. He’s also one of the funniest people on Twitter.
#4 Morgan Murphy (@morgan_murphy)
Morgan Murphy is a stand-up comic, writer, and according to her Twitter biography, a “performer person for the tv.” She has written for Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and she’s currently a writer for 2 Broke Girls. She’s also a comedic genius.
#5 Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf)
I actually discovered Michelle Wolf when someone whom I follow retweeted her. Her Twitter biography simple says “Comedian. Wolf.” So, it was only through Google that I found out that Michelle Wolf is an improviser and comedian in NYC. She tweets on politics, celebrities, and random musings, and all of them are hilarious.
Narrowing down this list to five accounts was difficult, because there are so many funny Twitter accounts out there. My next blog post: “The Five Funniest Twitter Accounts Part II.”