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March 28 2011

TIME picks the best 140 Twitter feeds. NPH is in the top 10, while Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt are in the top 30.

Personally I'm more a fan of FeministHulk for "FEELINGS AND REASON ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. HULK CHERISH FULL RANGE OF EMOTIONS!" or "HULK FASCINATED BY ROLE OF GENDER PERFORMATIVITY ON MAG COVERS IN CO-OP GROCERY CHECKOUT. GET WEIRD LOOKS WHEN COMMENT."

Granted on the other hand, I guess there is the more straight-forward humor of DrunkHulk which also has its appeal like "WOW! DRUNK HULK DISCOVER PARADOX! KICK IN FRONT SEAT! SIT IN BACK SEAT! GOT MAKE MIND UP! WHICH SEAT CAN DRUNK HULK TAKE!"

Wow, and now I feel as thought I need to type more to balance out that ridiculous amount of capitalization.

I can't quite draw a parallel between Joss and Neil Gaiman but I feel there would be a lot of overlap. Same with John Hodgman?

And erm... Chris Hardwick, aside from The Nerdist podcasts getting a handful of Whedon adjacent guests-- I seem to remember him once saying that he used to be Joss's neighbor back in the Buffy days? He didn't realize how good Whedon stuff was until after one of the two moved or something, which he thinks is for the best lest he ended up constantly bothering Joss begging for plot details. (And for whatever reason I heard he moderated the C2E2 Dollhouse panel.)
Felicia and Neil both have interesting feeds and Felicia especially belongs on any "best of Twitter" list. And I see a few other people listed who do cool stuff with Twitter too. But mostly, eh. Whole Foods? Starbucks? H&R Block? This reads mostly like a list of brands and noteworthy people that TIME readers like and they'd vote for in any context. It doesn't look much like a "best of Twitter" to me.

So in the usual "they left off my favorites in this internet list about internet things" practice: Fake AP Stylebook, Feminist Hulk, Sockington. And of course Whedonesque!
I had no idea that Fake AP stylebook was such a big phenomenon (even despite getting a book deal), I sort of figured "oh, it's partially done by those guys with a podcast I listen to, so clearly it can't be too major.

I'm really intrigued how this voting stuff seems to work though? The ranks seem to be pretty variable but I can't figure out if for every vote up a vote down cancels it out, or if there are these different algorithms at play where regardless of someone's actual popularity under the majority vote, it shows we care enough about that person to try and suppress their rise that it only contributes to it?
Thanks for introducing me to feministhulk!

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