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Looking for Tweetspiration

by Christine Mortensen on September 18, 2012

Magical Twitter birdInspiration is a funny thing. You never know when it will strike and it seems to come when you expect it least. Twitter is a perfect tool to facilitate your next great “AH-HA!” That’s why I try to keep an eye on the following companies, resources, and people.

Have a few of your own? Please share with us in the comments below.

Dabble (@dabblehq)

Commitment-phobes, this is the learning community for you! If signing up for multi-week classes is just too much, here you’ll get a smattering of information on a wide variety of topics. Whatever you’re into (or not quite yet) there’s always something interesting to learn. And since inspiration sometimes comes from the strangest of places, the more variety the better!

Technori (@Technori)

About once a week, Technori—a community dedicated to Chicago entrepreneurs—turns it’s focus to just one Chicagoan and tells their life story. If you’re in the tech business and looking for inspiration on a range of topics, this is the place to look.

I Love Typography (@ilovetypography)

All the way from Japan, John Boardley brings you nothing but the best in type-related topics for font-philes. Truth be told, John does a good job making type interesting to more than just the geekiest of designers. A great place to start is “On Choosing Type,” in which, he walks us through the thought-process a designer undertakes when selecting fonts.

Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama)

Yes, the Dalai Lama is actually on Twitter (and apparently so is the Pope). Tune in here for an occasional burst of sage advice, such as, “The ultimate source of comfort and peace is within ourselves.” Don’t youalready feel less stressed?

Interactive Design Archive (@idarchive)

For a little more work–related inspiration, be sure to take a look at some of the great digital finds posted here daily—from apps, to Flash, to OpenGL, and much, much more.

Dictionary.com (@dictionarycom)

If you tend to fancy words over pixels, then be sure to follow Dictionary.com for a daily dose of linguistic leisure. While I can’t promise you true inspiration with this one, you’ll at least learn a few interesting facts.

There are a plethora of great resources on Twitter...far too many for one post alone. What accounts or sites do you rely on when you need a little disruptive innovation? Tell us below.

Topics: Inspiration