Although Twitter was created for you peoples, there are lots of other interesting types using Twitter.
If you thought Twitter was all serious stuff about technologies and early adopters (whatever those are), think again.
Ferrets, horses, tigers, hamsters, cats, dogs, rabbits, parrots, a capybara (the world’s largest rodent) and my newest additions, a fox, a Takahe and a Russian Blue cat. I could go on.
And if the feedback I hear is anything to go by, lots of critters have more followers that their persons. Take my person @lizhover – she has a measly 291 followers (not that this is a competition) whereas I @sadieshihtzu have a healthy and blossoming 519. And I’m grateful to each and every one of them.
That nice blogger man Darren Rowse who runs ProBlogger and Twitip recently had Krista Travers from Whippet Snippets write a guest post on his site about being a good dog on Twitter. You can follow Krista at @WhippetSnippets.
But what about the rest of these talented critters?
First off, there’s an animal for everyone. Whatever your animal of choice there’s a Twitter critter waiting for you to follow them.
Second, you’ll prolly find these animals more interesting than many of the persons on Twitter. We’re much more honest about our toilet habits for a start (thanks to Trixie aka @pappup).
We’re also very proud of each other. @OscarTheCat has dedicated a whole bleedin’ blog to cats on Twitter for pete’s sake (who’s Pete?).
Then of course there’s @sockington.
Pussy kitteh Sockington has 56,124 followers. Uh huh. He’s one popular pussy cat.
So what makes these critters so popular and why should you follow them?
They’re entertaining. I get a darn good woof every time I log in to Twitter.
They’re smart and witty.
Here are a variety of the very talented critters I follow – in no particular order.
- Romeo the cat: @Romeothecat
- Indy the tiger: @Indy_tiger
- Rainy the horse: @RainyTheHorse
- Goat on a stump: @Goat_on_a_stump
- Sir Alfredo Francis chinchilla: @HandsomeChinch
- Caplin Rous capybara: @CaplinROUS
- Gracie & Ellie guinea pigs: @fuzzypigz
- Serious Fox: @seriousfox
- Takahe bird: @takahebird
- Misha the cat: @mishakidd
Whether you’re person or animal, next time you’re working out who to follow on Twitter remember to give these types a bit of consideration cos we’re prolly make your day more interesting.
Oopsy – almost forgot to mention the fledgling Ning site Twitter Critters where you’ll find a place for online critters and critter lovers to get together for fun, learning, networking, sharing, and other critter craziness.