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60 tweeps to follow this election

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, August 26th, 2014 - 4 comments
Categories: election 2014, Media, twitter - Tags: , , , ,

Bryce Edwards had his go at a list of the top 100 tweeters to follow this election, but with only 24 women making the cut he faced terrible accusations of “a perceived lack” of gender balance. The silver lining is that his follow-up post was chock-full of the women who complained! Pesky, pesky women, as ColeyTangerina put it.

I thought I’d try my hand at a list – with a lot of women, an entirely obvious leftwing bias, and a big disclaimer right up front that these are just people who I think have interesting things to say about the election and NZ politics. Please suggest your own faves in the comments!

In the interests of deflecting criticism, tweeps are listed alphabetically by username. Click on their name to see their Twitter feed and give them a follow!

Mainstream media

Get the inside scoop on the night’s top stories/the front page/the stuff that gets bumped because an All Black has a career-threatening injury.

https://twitter.com/mcquillanatorz/status/502227329293090816

Politicians

The good, the weird and the always-interesting-even-if-I-disagree-with-them.

https://twitter.com/asenatitaylor/status/501607601721704448

(Editor’s note: I am, like, 95% sure this isn’t the parody Asenati account. But who can tell?)

https://twitter.com/TrishTupou/status/500935410642460676

Nerds and h4xx0rs

Knowledge is power, innit?

Thinking folk

My people. And me. It’s my list, dammit.

https://twitter.com/AceMcWicked/status/503042219465400320

https://twitter.com/DorothySarker/status/502335746062024704

https://twitter.com/DuckieMcDuck/status/503380298495582208

https://twitter.com/MrDuttonPeabody/status/503382313049149442

https://twitter.com/someofmybest/status/500768697099644928

https://twitter.com/surlymermaid/status/502786516200865792

https://twitter.com/tripthestation/status/503136017067429888

https://twitter.com/verbscape/status/503325468439748608

https://twitter.com/VishOnAMish/status/503293412045385728

https://twitter.com/writehandedgirl/status/501658041498869760

LOLz

It’s a laugh, isn’t it?

What?

That noise you make at the back of your throat.

Oh yeah, that’s a laugh.

https://twitter.com/GCSBIntercepts/status/503269813733425153

https://twitter.com/johnkeysemotion/status/501939506346332161

Token rightwing pundit for “balance”

Hear the National Party’s key messages whole hours before they show up on The Panel!

https://twitter.com/MatthewHootonNZ/status/499984634302574593

4 comments on “60 tweeps to follow this election ”

  1. Tracey 1

    Comfortable about being relaxed… John keys emotions

    Thanks for the giggle

  2. BLiP 2

    Heh – Asenati LoleTaylor! I can’t count the number of times her social media burps have been pointed out to me – using the term “blowjob” in a Parliamentary Question or saying the Reserve Bank was owned by offshore interests, being two particularly amusing instances I can recall off hand. Her last-place on the NZ First list is not surprising, especially given the current investigation into her husband’s alledged misuse of the Corrections Department computers to look up the criminal history of a rival. Bye-bye, Asenati, its been real.

  3. TE 3

    Dont worry about all of that political stuff…Sarah Potts died and we need to get her tangi out of the way before we carry on with this voting dirty politics rubbish…. real things first Nz.

  4. Draco T Bastard 4

    I seem to be following most of them already.

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