So now you are on Twitter, and you follow your friends and family, but you are tired of hearing about the newest restaurant your sister went to. You want to hear more interesting and worldly information.

Almost all of us have a Twitter account these days including legislators, celebrities, sports stars, scientists, and entrepreneurs as well as your next-door neighbor. To get funny, interesting, and insightful tweets you can follow any of these people.

Here are 7 interesting people that will get you started if you’re not sure whom to follow:

  1. Conan O’Brien: This talk-show host’s tweets are always entertaining, follow him @ConanOBrien. An example of the sort of wit you will see on his Twitter is: “I wonder if my car’s blind spot compensates with a heightened sense of touch and smell.”
  2. Marissa Mayer: You may not be familiar with Marissa Mayer, but she is the first female engineer at Google. So if you would like to get a glimpse into the life and thoughts of a technology expert, follow @Marissamayer.
  3. Mike Massimino: Head in the clouds? Then follow @Astro_Mike, the Twitter home to NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. This astronaut can provide you with the inside scoop on life at NASA as well as a glimpse into what it’s like to go into space. (He also made a recent cameo on the Tv show The Big Bang Theory. And, yes, he tweeted about it.)
  4. Rainn Wilson: You might know Rainn better as Dwight Schrute from The Office. If you find his character quirky and entertaining, you might also enjoy his tweets. Follow @Rainnwilson. Here is a recent Tweet from him: “If I had a bird, I would call it James VanDerBeak.”
  5. Ryan Penagos: If you appreciate comics, you have to know Ryan Penagos. He’s the editorial director of Marvel Comics. He’s also a busy Tweeter at @Agent_M. Penagos and recently Tweeted about a new Spider-Man video game and gave his thoughts on his favorite comics. He likes the work of writer Brian Michael Bendis.
  6. Barack Obama: You can get a peek at the everyday life of the Commander in Chief @BarackObama.
  7. Bill Gates: Bill Gates has made an undeniable impact on the tech world. Learn what’s going on in his life and about the charitable causes he and his wife support @BillGates.
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