Since Matt will be heading to #SXSW on Friday and we’re always doing wild and crazy stuff, we decided to enter the Instagram game and share our travels with everyone else. While most of the pictures will be of our photo shopped heads inserted onto the bodies of actors sitting or standing next to Bill Paxton, there will be a mix of other things as well, including sneak previews of Twitter News Weekly and our podcast. Give us a follow @Averagenobodies and we’ll do the rest!
– The Average Nobodies
One of the great things about Twitter is that users come in all different shapes, sizes and personalities. Celebrities we normally only see on screen or during media interviews can show the internet world a different side of themselves (who knew John Stamos was so funny?). While Facebook let’s you secretly loathe people you knew in high school and updates you on your parents EVERY MOVE, Twitter is a place to discover those rare personalities that create magic with 140 characters.
Barstool Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat)
I have a hard time believing any person my age is unaware of the Big Cat from Chicago, but if you’re not, step your game up. He blogs for Barstool Sports Chicago page, and is consistently one of the funniest people on Twitter. Whether he’s facing skittles, man-hunting terrorists or combing his mustache, Big Cat is a must follow for anyone who loves sports and pop culture.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 3, 2013
I’ll admit it, I want to be invited to Lance Bass’s wedding. Fab City USA.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 3, 2013
Gary Vaynerchuk (@Garyvee)
Inject a little awesome into your life and follow Gary V. Owner and creator of Vayner Media, this guy is one of the most knowledgable and down to earth people you will ever talk to. Yes, I said “Talk to”. Even with excess of 996,000 followers Gary will still takes the time to write you back (or Snap Chat you back!). It’s how he built his empire, and he hasn’t forgotten his roots. Wanna find out his full story? Go and ask him. Guy is lightning in a bottle times 1000.
Tweet at 4 people today that you would dream of having a 5 minute skype or call with – 1 in 4 might do it 😉 #TRY!
— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) September 4, 2013
13 Thoughts on Being an Entrepreneur http://t.co/7FpmYFQe38 Hope u guys are well!
— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) September 1, 2013
— Mick Foley (@realmickfoley) August 9, 2013
Asus-made Nexus 10 tablet reportedly coming soon http://t.co/pCoOApQLWF
— The Verge (@verge) August 9, 2013
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 9, 2013
Four Types of Twitter Follows
I have a confession to make: I love Twitter. It’s Facebook’s cool, hot cousin and it’s taken over the world. You can’t turn on a show without seeing each person’s twitter handle flashed beneath their name plate. While Twitter is mostly a positive thing, it does have one major drawback: anyone can tweet. Personally, I like to follow a lot of celebrities and professional wrestlers, which most of the time is really cool, primarilly because of the chance to interact with people who you would normally only be able to watch on TV. For every John Krasinki and Aaron Paul, there are thousands of keyboard warriors who ruin my day. With that said, here are the four types of people you follow on Twitter.
(Actors, Athletes, Musicians, Comedians) – Love ’em. I’m a huge movie, TV, sports fan, so to to be able to see celebrities interact via social media has always seemed cool to me. It almost feels like I’ve entered their inner circle, and I’m step one away from Clooney’s fancy, skinny dipping parties. I rank the celebrities slightly higher than my friends, mainly because celebrities post pictures of their yachts in Cabo and my friends post pictures of each other sleeping. (FYI: Clooney and Bill Paxton don’t have Twitter, and no I’m not ok with it.)
Stage 1 & 2 Friends
96% of my Twitter followers are people I’ve met at some point in my life. (the other 4% are sex bots) I’m not a complete savage, so naturally I follow some of those people back. Stage 1 friends are the people I associate with on a day-to-day or at least semi frequent basis. Then you have the Stage 2 or outer crust friends. These are the people you see at a bar on a random Friday night and they say “it’s been too long” but in the back of your mind your thinking even if you lived to be 500 years old it would be too soon to see them. Most of them live the same life as me, and I’m sure they’re just as bored with my tweets as I am with theirs, but without them, my @ tab would never have a down arrow. Celebrities may be cooler, but friends are more important (Clooney and Bill Paxton once again are the exceptions)
Not quite celebrities, definitely not friends. But an integral part of your Twitter life nonetheless. Adam Schefter may be a midget, but on draft day, he’s the tallest man in the room. Consistently breaking NFL related stories before all the major networks (including his own). Depending on the season, this type of tweeter could potentially sneak into my top spot. Whether it’s movie news (indiewire) wrestling news (ewrestling) or random celebrity insanity (TMZ), the news breakers will always hold a special place in my peanut sized heart.
I had to seperate the porn stars from the celebrities. Now when I first started following porn stars on Twitter, I expected them to be like everyone else. Do they get stuffed up for a living? Yes they do. But I gave them the benefit of the doubt, and asssumed their tweets would be just like any other self respecting actress. Boy was I wrong. Some of the filthiest shit I have ever seen in words has come from the fingers of one Bibi Jones. Oh you can’t find a decent guy? Maybe don’t tweet about jamming objects into every hole of your body next time. (Keep tweeting nude pics please)
Are there more than four types of people on Twitter? No.