10 geek heroes worth following on Twitter

Geeks have truly inherited the internet. Okay, let’s face it, they invented the internet — which means they’re worth following on Twitter. While many of the people on this list weren’t born into geekdom, others have been geek legend for generations. This isn’t a Top 10, it’s more like a Random 10, suggesting some cool people to follow that might not be on your twitter radar.

Neil Patrick Harris @actuallynph
He plays Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, successfully hosted the Oscars, and is currently directing his own production of Rent. A legend in the making.

William Shatner @williamshatner
This Star Trek original was running around in velour tights while you were still in sucking a dummy. Captain Kirk will always be the man for making it with so many green woman. He was also TJ Hooker and is starring in the TV series based on the Twitter stream @shitmydadsays.

Sarah Silverman @SarahKSilverman
Comedienne, funny actress and hilarious tweeter eg “I’ve been poking holes in my birth control pills”. Starred in the screen production of Rent and a whole host of great comedies.

Kevin Smith@ThatKevinSmith
The man known as Silent Bob and the maker of such cult classics as Clerks, Dogma, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back.

Stan Lee @therealstanlee
Legedary comicbook creator of characters like: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and many more

Joseph Gordon-Levitt @hitRECordJoe
Joseph most recently starred in the mind-bending epic Inception, but most geeks will remember him as Tommy from the long running hit series 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Simon Pegg @simonpegg
Star of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Real funny guy to follow who keeps his fans in the know with what he’s working on next.

Neil Gaiman @neilhimself
Graphic Novel author, novelist, screenwriter. Creator of the Sandman series, everything this man writes turns to gold. Recent films inculde Coraline, Stardust and Beowulf.
The little guy next to the big guy from Penn & Teller. For such a quiet on-screen persona, he actually tweets a lot. Worth a follow if you’re interested in what the duo are up to and planning.

David Hewlett @dhewlett
Used to play the doctor on Stargate: Atlantis. The series wasn’t that wonderful, but it has a following and he’s pretty active, updating followers about plots from the projects he’s working on and other inside info.



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