150 Geeky Media People You Should Follow on Twitter

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NOTE: An updated list has been published. The list contained in this article is now out-of-date.

Whether you’ve been using Twitter since 2006, are determined never to use it unless dragged kicking and screaming, or are somewhere in between, you probably know that it’s wildly popular with all sorts of people. In addition to the celebrities who make a big deal about Twitter (e.g., Ashton Kutcher), there are tons of people, both famous and not, who tweet about lots of interesting things.

We presented a list last May of 100 Geeks You Should Be Following On Twitter. Today’s list, rather than solely consisting of geeks as the first one did, is composed of Twitter feeds of people and organizations associated with media that appeals to geeks.

For your convenience, this list is also available on my Twitter account as @cerebus19/geekymedia. I plan to update the list on Twitter from time to time as I discover new Twitter accounts that are appropriate for it.

NameTwitter IDWhy They’re Listed Here
Al YankovicalyankovicAn icon of geeky music
Discovery Channel USDiscoveryItems of interest about shows on the network
Matt RoushRoushTVGuideMagA good source for info about all sorts of TV shows, including geeky ones
Cracked.comcrackedAwesomely amusing lists of stuff
Lore SjöbergloresjobergA strange, strange man who writes for Wired and other publications
Carlton CuseCarltonCuseWriter and Executive Producer of LOST
Aasif Mandviaasif_mandviCorrespondent for The Daily Show, actor in a few movies
Craig EnglerSyfyCraig is a Senior VP at Syfy, and tweets about shows on the network. Plus he gives away stuff now and then.
John CusackshockozuluAn excellent actor in many movies, some of them geeky
DavidHLawrence XVIIdhlawrencexviiExtremely creepy and evil villain Eric Doyle on Heroes on NBC and the BBC, etc.
The Big Picturebig_pictureSome of the best photographic features on the web; always worth a look
Psych_USAPsych_USAThe official Twitter account for the excellent, and geeky, show “Psych.”

NameTwitter IDWhy They’re Listed Here
Guy KawasakiGuyKawasakiA good source for interesting news stories
Ira GlassiraglassThe host of This American Life; his Twitter account is “on hiatus,” but hopefully he’ll come back soon.
Kevin SmithThatKevinSmithThe director of “Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma,” etc. Warning: Many, if not most, of his tweets are NSFW.
Chris HardwicknerdistFun and interesting geeky stuff
Bear GryllsBearGryllsThe guy from “Man vs. Wild,” which isn’t inherently geeky but is often awesome.
Michio Kakumkaku2050Theoretical physicist, star of “Sci-Fi Science” on the Science Channel.
Discovery SpaceDiscovery_SpaceAll kinds of space-related news
Josh SchwartzJoshSchwartz76TV producer and screenwriter; co-creator of “Chuck.”
Alyson HanniganalydenisofActress from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and, currently, “How I Met Your Mother”
Felicia DayfeliciadayActress, writer, geek, best known for “The Guild” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”
Neil GaimanneilhimselfOne of the best writers of any sort alive today, and an often-entertaining tweeter
Richard GarriottRichardGarriottPioneer of computer gaming (the Ultima series, e.g.). Also recently traveled to space and back
James Kyson LeejameskysonleePlays Ando on Heroes
Henson CompanyhensoncompanyYes, that Henson. They don’t own the Muppets any more, but they have some awesome projects nonetheless.
TellerMrTellerAs in “Penn and Teller.” Brilliant magician; also an actor and author
Stephen ColbertStephenAtHomeIf you have to ask, you probably shouldn’t follow him.
Peter SerafinowiczserafinowiczBritish actor, comedian, and voice artist. Always good for a laugh.
Star WarsstarwarsThe Official Lucasfilm StarWars.com Twitter
Mo RyanmoryanThe television critic for the Chicago Tribune, often tweeting about geeky shows.
The Muppets StudioMuppetsStudioThe official Twitter account of The Muppets Studio
Lucasarts GameslucasartsgamesOfficial Twitter feed for LucasArts, creator of videogames from Fate of Atlantis to The Force Unleashed
Bill CorbettBillCorbettSelf-described “Clown Prince of Crime.” best known as Crow from MST3K. Currently works on RiffTrax.
Wil WheatonwilwActor, author, and Secretary of Geek Affairs.
Penn JillettepennjilletteThe magician and TV personality; has an opinion on just about everything.
Eliza DushkuelizadushkuActress on “Dollhouse” and “Buffy.”
Peter SagalpetersagalThe host of the always-awesome “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me” radio show.
Wait Wait, Don’t Tell MewaitwaitThe oddly informative news quiz from NPR
Beth RiesgrafBethJRiesgrafActress on the excellent show “Leverage” (she plays Parker).
William ShatnerWilliamShatnerCaptain Kirk himself
Burn NoticeBurnNotice_USAThe offical Twitter feed for the great TV show, which you should watch if for no other reason than that Bruce Campbell is a regular cast member.
mileskahnmileskahnProducer on The Daily Show; often tweets about interesting stuff.
Bill PradybillpradyExecutive Producer, The Big Bang Theory
David BlueDavidBlueActor who can currently be seen on “Stargate: Universe.”
Paul McCartneyPaulMcCartneyIf you don’t know, telling you probably won’t help.
Discovery CommunicationsDiscoveryCommNews from Discovery Communications, parent company of the various Discovery networks
Jeffrey DonovanJeffrey_DonovanActor, star of “Burn Notice,” often tweets from the set.
Paula PoundstonepaulapoundstoneOne of the funniest people on Twitter.
Topless RobotToplessRobotNerd news, humor and self-loathing.
John Kovalicmuskrat_johnThe awesome cartoonist behind Dork Tower and all the illustrations for Munchkin, among many other things.
Disney’s D23DisneyD23The official community for Disney fans
Girl GeniusgirlgeniusThe Twitter account for Phil and Kaja Foglio about their awesome webcomic.
Tim O’ReillytimoreillyFounder and CEO of O’Reilly Media; tweets about lots of awesome stories.
PavelSciFiScoopSci Fi Scoop is a science fiction and fantasy news site.
Bre PettisbreFounder of MakerBot, contributor to MAKE, all-around awesomely geeky guy.
Ken PlumeKenPlumeVery funny guy, has worked with Kevin Smith a fair bit.
Dr. HorribledrhorribleA Twitter account that has on occasion actually been manned by Joss Whedon… we think. Tweets news of all things Whedon, not just Dr. Horrible.
John ScalziscalziSci-fi writer, essayist, blogger, and huge geek.
Brian BendisBRIANMBENDISComic book writer extraordinaire
Neil GraystonneilgraystonPlays Fargo on SyFy’s “Eureka.”
AnimalPlanetAnimalPlanetUpdates on all things Animal Planet.
Sockington the CatsockingtonNot really geeky, but so much fun we had to include him.
Walt Disney PicturesDisneyPicturesThe official Twitter account for Walt Disney Pictures.
Rainn WilsonrainnwilsonBest known as Dwight from “The Office” (US version). Tweets about all sorts of interesting stuff.
Diane DuanedduaneWriter of some of the best Star Trek books from several decades ago, and tons of other good stuff.
Dean DevlinElectric44Producer of “Leverage,” among many other things.
Ken LevineKenLevineKen Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer.
Tory BelleciToryBelleciMythBuster. ‘Nuff said.
Cory DoctorowdoctorowWriter, blogger, major geek.
Patrick NortonpatricknortonPart of Tekzilla
Greg GrunberggreggrunbergPlays Matt Parkman on “Heroes,” voiced Kirk’s stepdad in the new “Star Trek” movie, and is very much a geek himself.
Dave McKeanDaveMcKeanAn incredible artist who collaborates with Neil Gaiman from time to time.
Simon PeggsimonpeggHilarious British actor. Played Scotty in the new “Star Trek” movie.
Chris Andersonchr1saEditor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine; GeekDad’s Editor Emeritus; popular author of many books.
John CleeseJohnCleeseQuite probably one of the funniest men ever to have lived
Jane EspensonCapricaSevenWriter of many geeky TV shows, including “Buffy,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and the upcoming “Caprica.”
J.K. Rowlingjk_rowlingAuthor of the Harry Potter books, of course.
Disney•PixarDisneyPixarThe official Twitter account of Disney•Pixar.
Andy IhnatkoIhnatkoTechnology pundit
Matt NixMattNixTVCreator of the USA Network series Burn Notice.
LeVar BurtonlevarburtonActor best known to geeks as Geordi from ST:TNG.
Bill CosbyBillCosbyStill one of the funniest people around
Psych Writer’s RoompsychwritesAn account shared by various of the writers of “Psych.”
Stephen HawkingProf_S_HawkingYes, that Stephen Hawking.
Steve LevitanSteveLevitanCo-Creator, Executive Producer of ABC’s “Modern Family,” which is one of the funniest new shows on TV.
Heinz DoofenshmirtzDrDoofenshmirtzThe evil “genius” from “Phineas and Ferb.” Probably not official, but still fun.
Neil Patrick HarrisActuallyNPHDr. Horrible himself! Has proven to be much, much more than Doogie.
Sesame StreetsesamestreetThe official account for the great 40-year-old kids’ TV show.
Nar WilliamsnarwilliamsHost of the show “Science of the Movies,” and all-around geek.
John HodgmanhodgmanMuch more than just a PC.
Mindy KalingmindykalingWriter and actress (Kelly) on “The Office.”
Henson ParentshensonparentsThe Jim Henson Company’s official outreach to parents.
Veronica BelmontVeronicaHost of Tekzilla on Revision3 and Qore on PSN. Also, a geek.
Buzz AldrinTheRealBuzzThe second person to set foot on the moon, among other things.
Neil InnesNeilInnesComposer of very silly songs, many of them with the members of Monty Python.
Jewel StaiteJewelStaiteBest known to geeks as Kaylee in “Firefly”/”Serenity.”
Rob CorddryrobcorddryFormer correspondent on The Daily Show. A strange, strange man.
Rachel MaddowmaddowPolitical commentator on MSNBC; occasionally mentions geeky subjects.
Michael J. NelsonmichaeljnelsonMike from MST3K; founder of RiffTrax. Hilarious guy all-around.
How I Met Your MotherHIMYM_CBSThe official Twitter account for the very funny show
Adam BaldwinadamsbaldwinBest known as Jayne from “Firefly”/”Serenity.” Currently plays Casey on the excellent and very geeky “Chuck.”
Stephen FrystephenfryThe amazingly funny British actor, author, and blogger.
Zachary QuintoZacharyQuintoSylar, Spock, geek
Ming-NaMingNaSelf-described geek, actress who can currently be seen on “Stargate: Universe.”
Bonnie BurtonbonniegrrlEditor and Writer at Lucasfilm; author of several excellent books.
Elizabeth BanksElizabethBanksActress in the Spider-Man movies (Betty Brant) and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Very funny tweeter.
Zachary LeviZacharyLeviPlays “Chuck” on the show of the same name.
Miles O’BrienmilesobrienNOT the Star Trek character, but an excellent journalist specializing in space and technology.
Steve Jackson GamesSJGamesProbably the best game company in the world.
Drew CareyDrewFromTVActor and current game show host. Also an admitted geek.
Science FridayscifriThe official account for NPR’s Science Friday. Tweet them questions during the show.
Mark BittmanbittmanFood columnist for the New York Times. Author of many excellent cookbooks.
Jon FavreauJon_FavreauDirector of Iron Man and, soon, Iron Man 2. Self-described geek.
Grant ImaharagrantimaharaMythBuster and major robotics geek.
Discovery NewsDiscovery_NewsScience, technology, and related news stories
Warren ElliswarrenellisBritish author of comic books, novels, TV shows, etc.
Rob NeyerrobneyerWriter on baseball who includes geeky observations every so often.
Great White SnarkGreatWhiteSnarkVery geeky humor
Ruth ReichlruthreichlFormer editor of Gourmet magazine. Tweets about food-related things, mostly.
MythBusters OfficialMythBustersIf you like the show, you should be following this Twitter account.
Annalee NewitzAnnaleenWriter and Editor-in-Chief for the sci-fi blog io9.
John Rogersjonrog1TV, comics, and film writer
Jason SegelJason_SegelActor, writer, currently working on the next Muppet movie.
Trace BeaulieuTraceBeaulieuFormer MST3K-er, now on Cinematic Titanic.
Robert ScobleScobleizerWell-known geeky blogger.
Leo LaporteleolaporteHost of This Week in Technology, among other things.
Roger EbertebertchicagoFilm critic, who we strongly suspect of being a geek
The OnionTheOnionOften hilarious fake news
Michael AusielloEWAusielloFilesTV news, often including geeky shows.
NASANASANews from NASA
Bill AmendbillamendCartoonist, best known for “FoxTrot.” Self-described geek.
Carrie FisherCarrieFFisherBest known to geeks as Princess Leia, of course, but a very talented writer and actress in other roles besides.
Curt SmithcurtsmithCo-founder of the excellent rock group Tears For Fears. Appears to be fairly geeky.
DK PublishingDKPublishingPublishers of some of the best kids’ books, and many excellent grown-ups’ books around.
Rod RoddenberryroddenberryGene Roddenberry’s son
Jayson PetersnerdvanaExcellent geek blogger
Adam SavagedonttrythisMythBuster, geek dad, funny guy.
PBS ParentspbsparentsOfficial Twitter account for parents regarding PBS programming.
RiffTraxrifftraxIf you enjoyed MST3K, you need to know about RiffTrax
Adam WesttherealadamwestBatman — the campy out-of-shape one, not the one who needs a throat lozenge.
Rick BaylessRick_BaylessExcellent chef, TV personality, and cookbook author.
Brent SpinerBrentSpinerBest known as Data, of course, but an excellent character actor besides.
Nathan FillionNathanFillionCaptain Tightpants himself
Damon LindelofDamonLindelofCo-creator of LOST
Katherine NelsonkatherinenVP of Communications at Discovery Channel
Maurissa TancharoenMoTancharoenCo-writer of “Dr. Horrible.” Also Joss Whedon’s sister-in-law.
Science ChannelScienceChannelThe official Science Channel Twitter feed. Features show information, network exclusives and breaking science & tech news.
Ryan PenagosAgent_MEditor of Marvel.com.
Anthony DanielsADaniels3POThe man inside C3PO.

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