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Entertainment: Left Out of Time's Best #Twitter140 Register

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 21, 2012 at 3:06PM

Time collected "The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012." While "Best Of" features are inherently arbitrary and we won't criticize the 140 choices--or having to click through each individual mini-post-- "entertainment" as a category has been shortchanged.
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Time collected "The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012."  While "Best Of" features are inherently arbitrary and we won't criticize the 140 choices--or having to click through each individual mini-post-- "entertainment" as a category has been shortchanged.

Time divides their listing into eight subsets: Humor, Culture, Sports, Experts, News & Information, Politics, Tech & Geek, as well as Art, Style & Photography.  Certainly, entertainment might factor into all of these, but the lack of a stand-alone category is mystifying for a classification of Twitter happenings.

Some celebrities or sites that cover entertainment make appearances in other subsets. New York Magazine's Vulture deserves to be included in the Culture component, while actors Rainn Wilson, Seth Meyers, William Shatner, Steve Martin and Steve Carell make the cut in the Humor section (left out are genius tweeters @stephenfry and @AlbertBrooks). 

But how do movies, television, celebrity not fit on this list?  #Thoughts?


 

This article is related to: Twitter, New Media & Technology


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.