Happy Birthday, Twitter! Five Geeks You MUST Follow

July 15, 2011

Movies, TV

Today is Twitter’s 5th birthday, so to celebrate we thought we would give you five of our favourite geeky Twitterers! If you want to be up to date with all the latest nerdy news then make sure you follow these guys:

@IGN

Followers: 243,511

Tweets about: The latest gaming and movie news.

Everyone knows that IGN is one of the biggest gaming news sites in the world today. With nearly a quarter of a million followers on Twitter, they aren’t doing too badly on the micro blogging site either. Be sure to follow these guys if you want to keep abreast of all the latest gaming news.

@edgarwright

Followers: 166,409

Tweets about: Mainly Scott Pilgrim, Spaced and his buddies Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

If you love films like Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim, you should consider following their director, Edgar Wright. His love of all things nerdy and the grizzly details of all his latest projects make for interesting reading.

@Aiannucci

Followers: 175,550

Tweets about: The latest political scandal or his upcoming projects.

Political satirist Armando Iannucci is probably best known for his comedy shows ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘I’m Alan Partridge’. If you’re interested in the political goings on of this fine country, this is the man to follow. No matter what is happening, he is bound to have something funny to say about it. He also has a habit of retweeting some very informative stuff, so you might even learn something from him, too!

@RealDMitchell

Followers: 427,322

Tweets about: Peep Show, Soapbox and the odd funny.

David Mitchell, probably best known for his role in the cult classic Peep Show, is a good chap to follow. He has a video podcast every week called ‘Soapbox’, in which he basically moans about stuff but manages to make it very funny. He also likes to rant about what is going on in the news, which may be up your street if you also follow people like Armando Iannucci.

@GeekSyndicate

Followers: 2,908

Tweets about: Movies and other geeky news

If comic book movies is your thing, you should consider following GeekSyndicate. These chaps have the latest gossip on films and some video game reviews to boot. They also have a blog and podcast, which you should definitely consider checking out if you like to keep up with all the latest geeky movie news.

These are our favourite Twitter nerds, but who are yours? Let us know in the comments section below!

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