The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2011

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TIME picks the 140 Twitter feeds that are shaping the conversation. Take a look and vote on whether you think these top tweeters should be on our list. Click here to see the poll results More »

  • Authors

    You can't stop a writer from writing: TIME's picks of the best prose stylists in digital literature's shortest medium More »

  • Business

    The feeds you need to stay on top of the latest economic news and get management insights from the mouths of the oracles themselves More »

  • Celebrities

    Nine stars with devoted Twitter followings, including the unusual stylings of Lady Gaga and Ellen's best quips More »

  • Comedians

    Want some funny in your feed? These digitally savvy comics condense jokes into 140 characters More »

  • Companies

    Forget 1-800 numbers. The best enterprises use Twitter to solve your problems fast — and some make you feel good too More »

  • Fictional Characters

    Your favorite TV and movie characters leap off the screen with unscripted takes on the world at large More »

  • Health and Science

    Challenging the idea that scientists can't write, these specialists are witty and insightful about our complex world More »

  • News Feeds

    From CNN's up-to-the-minute breaking-news alerts to Politico-style analysis, the must-read handles for newshounds More »

  • Politicians

    Political tweeters like the feisty Sarah Palin and the candid Claire McCaskill aren't afraid to go off script More »

  • Pundits and Commentators

    Left, right or center, here's the best in pithy commentary from inside the Beltway and around the globe More »

  • Satire

    Whether snarky or silly, these satirical tweeters are always spot on and will lighten up your feed More »

  • Shopping and Coupons

    Forget paying full price. Here are the feeds to follow for saving money on flying and retail More »

  • Sports

    From Chad Ochocinco's rants to Shaq's raps, the top sports tweeters keep you in the game More »

  • Technology

    The best in tech news and industry gossip from the gadget geeks who were microblogging from the beginning More »