As Twitter grows, so do the complaints about kinds of accounts. The first time some clever someone decided to parody a famous politician, a la @MayorEmanuel, it was art. But art quickly devolves into tired cliché when it comes to "clever" Twitter accounts, of which there are many types now including the brand new Social Media Elite Baby Account. Of course, not all Twitter types deserve the same amount of shaming from Twitter society. Some are worse than others. For your clarification, we — as people who spend a lot of time on Twitter — have ranked all the types from most to least annoying:
- Parody Newsmeme Accounts
- Social Media Elite Baby Accounts
- Fake Celebrity Accounts Who Fake Deaths
- Spam Bots
- Fake Celebrity Accounts
- These Walls Have Eyes Accounts*
- Twitter Canoists
- Social Media Professionals
- Ghost-Written Celebrity Accounts
- Verified Accounts that Don't Deserve to Be Verified
- Media People
- Verified Accounts
- Weird Twitter
- Earnest Twitter
- Black Twitter
Update: To be clear: The ones at the bottom are the best types of Twitter accounts.
*No offense, @TheWatergate. <3 you.
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