10 celebrities who are actually worth following on Twitter

Scott Meslow
The Week
Yes, Conan, you made it onto our list!

Don't let their sky-high follower counts fool you: Most celebrities have terrible Twitter accounts. Though plenty of celebrities have recognized the potential of Twitter, the vast majority of accounts are deeply irritating — full of lame selfies, retweeted compliments from fans, and transparently promotional tweets.

But there are some diamonds in the rough. Here, 10 celebrities that are actually worth following on Twitter (and please share your favorites in the comments):

1. Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt)
Many modern comedians have embraced Twitter, but none have done it as completely — or as successfully — as Patton Oswalt, whose feed offers a consistently hilarious mix of non-sequiturs and riffs on the news of the day.

SEE ALSO: WATCH: Miley Cyrus' bizarre twerking and 4 other VMA highlights

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 13, 2013

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 12, 2013

2. Alyssa Milano (@AlyssaMilano)
Most celebrities use their Twitter accounts for self-promotion or humor. Not Alyssa Milano. Her feed is packed with a wide range of interesting links from across the internet on anything from Johnny Cash's daily to-do list to the effect caffeine has on your brain to — full disclosure! — some great articles from The Week and our sister site Mental Floss.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 20, 2013

SEE ALSO: 7 tips for keeping your man (from the 1950s)

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 5, 2013

3. David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH)
David Lynch hasn't directed a feature-length film since 2006's Inland Empire, but anyone whose appetite for Lynch's idiosyncratic worldview hasn't been sated by his forays into music and transcendental meditation would be wise to check out his Twitter feed.

SEE ALSO: Fall movie guide: All the films you should see in September and October

— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) June 19, 2013

— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) June 14, 2013

4. Lena Dunham (@LenaDunham)
Girls creator Lena Dunham's ascent to global fame was built, in part, on the strong observational humor of her Twitter feed. (And occasional hints about upcoming story lines on Girls don't hurt either.)

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 11, 2013

SEE ALSO: Do e-cigarettes cause cancer?

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 8, 2013

5. Ken Jennings (@kenjennings)
As one of the most surprising breakout celebrities on Twitter, legendary Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings has built an impressive public profile and second career with his razor-sharp humor. (Bonus: His Twitter feed offers direct access to his weekly Kennections puzzles, which are always worth a click.)

SEE ALSO: 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to

— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) August 19, 2013

— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) August 18, 2013

6. Aaron Paul (aaronpaul_8)
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is legendarily open-hearted to the show's legions of fans, and that quality extends to his earnest, enthusiastic Twitter feed, where he gamely plays along with requests (and says "bitch" as many times as fans ask him to.)

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 11, 2013

SEE ALSO: How Big Auto is responding to Tesla

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 11, 2013

7. Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47)
In the first line of her characteristically self-deprecating Twitter feed, Anna Kendrick describes herself as "pale, awkward and very very small." But despite her modesty, the Pitch Perfect star has managed to amass more than 1.5 million followers with her witty day-to-day observations.

SEE ALSO: The last word: He said he was leaving. She ignored him.

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 17, 2013

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 17, 2013

8. Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof)
With writing credits on everything from Star Trek Into Darkness to World War Z under his belt, Damon Lindelof is one of the most successful and in-demand writers in Hollywood. His Twitter feed is a blend of sarcastic jokes, links, and insights about Hollywood (along with the occasional argument with a disgruntled Lost fan).

— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) August 15, 2013

— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) August 12, 2013

9. Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien)
Conan O'Brien delivers nightly monologues on his TBS late-night show, but his frequently hilarious Twitter feed offers the same kind of humor in bite-sized chunks all day.

— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 5, 2013

— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) July 26, 2013

10. Kanye West (@kanyewest)
Kanye West sometimes goes weeks without offering the world a single tweet — but when he does tweet, you don't want to miss it. Unlike most celebrities, West's feed is clearly unfiltered and uncensored by anyone other than himself, and his occasional extended Twitter rants are more than worth the follow.

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 4, 2013

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 1, 2013 What do you think? Who are your favorite celebrities to follow on Twitter? Speak up in the comments.

View this article on TheWeek.com Get 4 Free Issues of The Week

More from The Week:

Like The Week on Facebook - Follow The Week on Twitter - Sign-up for The Week's Daily Newsletter