15 Novelty Twitter Accounts That Will Make Your Day
Most of us go to Twitter for entertainment. But with a stream of tweets from about 225 million voices fighting to bubble up in your feed, it can sometimes be difficult to find unique voices in the crowd.
Some of the best follows on the hyperactive social network come in the form of novelty accounts. Though it’s difficult to define what exactly constitutes a “novelty account,” these charitable handles spend tweet after tweet cultivating a very particular voice, whether it be a Photoshop-savvy red panda or an 83-year-old man who thinks Twitter is a search engine.
These accounts are unique to the medium and can liven up your Twitter feed, one strange, wonderful tweet at a time.
Below, a few of the accounts that are a joy to follow. (You can find them all on Twitter here.)
Darth is the furry animal overlord of Twitter novelty accounts: He’s an insanely talented, timely, and funny Photoshopper, and he’s chosen to embody his character via an adorable red panda dressed in a Darth Vader costume.
Darth’s main talent is contributing to topical conversations via snarky Photoshops or GIFs, either including himself in photos, or adding a hilarious twist to existing images, at the request of his followers. Take, for instance, the photo of Ted Cruz waving a gay-pride flag on Canada Day below.
When someone tweeted a menacing photo of the Flatiron Building, moments before a torrential storm broke, Darth was there to make it even more nightmarish.
When a Reuters White House correspondent snapped a photo of President Obama joining his staff to watch the U.S. men’s soccer team play in the World Cup, Darth imagined an alternative scenario.