In the second of my #MustFollow columns I point to three amazing curators of books, sites, videos and other things that I generally find fascinating.
I save more links by Brainpicker than any other single person I follow on Twitter.
A writer, design nut and seemingly all-around interesting person, Popova manages to find wondrous stuff daily.
Brain Pickings is about curating interestingness — picking culture’s collective brain for tidbits of stuff that inspires, revolutionizes, or simply makes us think. It’s about innovation and authenticity and all those other things that have become fluff phrases but don’t have to be.
Based in Los Angeles, Good started as a magazine dedicated to showcasing people and organizations trying to come up with solutions to the world’s problems. The magazine has expanded online and their Twitter feed is one of the ways I keep up with their work.
I’ve been a religious leader of Slate for many years and there are few online-only publications as smart and interesting. Slate has a more political and current-events bent than some of the previous feeds I’ve mentioned but there’s a great deal of levity there.
Honourable mentions: Can’t forget the smartypants at Wired and Fast Company, both of whom have excellent Twitter accounts. Also, I wouldn’t be a nerd worth my salt if I didn’t mention BoingBoing, the original “Directory of Wonderful Things”.