Student Guide: Who to Follow on Twitter in Boston

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As much as we complain incessantly about #Boston, you’ve picked a good city to call home while you’re in school. And one thing we’re really good at is social media. Our Mayor (@marty_walsh) hosts #TwitterChat(s) regularly, we’ve won various awards for the city’s social media prowess, and here’s a protip: if you know who to follow on Twitter, that’s enough to be “in the know” in this city.

So here’s a good list to get you started (subscribe to it here):

General Boston

@BostonTweet
@OnlyInBOS
@universalhub
@BostInno
@ConciergeBoston
@BostonAttitude
@BostonReview
@morisy
@steveannear
@Fara1
@dbernstein
@HeyRatty
@senatorjohn

Events

@TheBostonCal
@BostonTweetUp
@BriteBoston UPDATE: Inactive since 2015.

City of Boston (important) Accounts

@CityOfBoston
Mayor: @marty_walsh
Food Trucks: @bosfood
Bikes: @bikeboston
@DoITBoston

News

@BostonGlobe
@BostonDotCom
@DigBoston
@MetroBOS
@BetaBoston
@WBUR
@wgbhnews
@BostInno
@BostonMagazine
@TheImproper
@cambridgechron
@7news

Live Updates

@CityOfBoston
@UniversalHub
@MassDOT
@BostonPolice
@BostonFire
@BEMSincidents

Schools

@BU_Tweets
@EmersonCollege
@Northeastern
@BostonCollege
@Suffolk_U
@UMassBoston
@BerkleeCollege
@EmmanuelCollege
@Harvard
@MITstudents
@SimmonsCollege
@MassArt
@TuftsUniversity
@SMFABoston

Neighborhoods

@allstonratcity
@YourAllstonBri
@BrightonMainSts
@SomervilleCity
@MissionHillMass
@JP_02130
@thefenway
@YTfenwaykenmore
@kendall_square
@cambridgeUSA
@WelcomeToDot
@DTownBostonBID
@HelloGreenway
@go_centralsq

Food & Drink

@onthebar
@thedrewstarr
@petemfboyd
@hiddenboston
@mysecretboston
@mcslimjb
@bostonmixdrink
@eaterboston
@blumie
@boloco
@ZagatBoston
@TheWriteStuffSK
@lmennies
@thrillistboston
@RestoWeekBoston
@BostonChefsNews
@BostonChefsJobs

LULZ

@backbaymemoirs UPDATE: Inactive since 2015.
@centralsqpigeon  UPDATE: Inactive since 2016.
@lukeoneil47
@BDPizzaBrighton UPDATE: Inactive since 2015.
@The66bus
@TomBradysEgo
@iamchrisscott
@bostonmo

A&E

@AllstonPudding
@DigBoston
@Vanyaland617
@SoundofBoston
@BDCwire
@Boston_Calling
@together
@boweryboston
@LostinSound_org
@mmmmaven
@MASSEDMC
@lawnond
@GlobeMusic
@mfaboston
@ICAinBoston
@amandapalmer

Venues

@mideastclub
@zuzubar
@TheSinclair
@paradiserockclb
@GreatScottROCK
@Brighton_Music

@middlesexlounge
@The_Wilbur
@hob_boston
@ttthebears UPDATE: TT The Bears has closed as of July 2015.
@goodlifebar

MBTA Accounts

@mbta_alerts
@mbta_bus_alerts
@MBTA_CR
@MBTA
@MBTATransitPD

Other Transportation

@bikeboston
@Hubway
@Uber_BOS
@HailoBoston
@Lyft
@Bridj

The best Twitter accounts in Boston

@mettermedia
@haveyoumetter
@discolyssa
@saraherib
@kciccolini
@jasminejamboree
@angelabray
@heshi393
@sierraunsworth

Who are your essential Boston tweeters? Let us know in the comments!

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10 thoughts on “Student Guide: Who to Follow on Twitter in Boston

  • Fantastic list! I would also add the following tweeps (and prolly a few others) from the kicking-more-and-more ass every day #bosarts scene…

    @opusaffair (and their new local chapter @opusaffairbos) hosts wicked fun monthly arts networking events… @khemingway and @gwright know how to throw a gd pahty.

    @fluxboston @theesthete @twoastwons @bigredandshiny will get you the skinny on all the hippest visual arts events and @aaronhadleydana is an art gangsta.

    @artsboston and @masscreative do terrific political advocacy on behalf of the local scene.

    @ddower @bostonturgy @_Mona_Rose @patrickgabridge @newmethos @MeronLangsner @stagesourcebos @fufandoreos @ShawnLaCountC1 @Danfrmbourque @Coriana_Hunt @brynboice @jamesblaszko will lead you to the best in local theatre (shameless plug for @SNinBoston).

    @rachelonpointe and @tutusandtea will keep you on pointe on the ballet scene.

    @margotrood @loreleiensemble @blueheronchoir @handelandhaydn @DirtyPaloma offer the best in gorgeous singing.

    @joycekulhawik @JaredWGBH @globeostriker @_el_caballero @suedoesnttweet @davidgweininger @SebastianSmee @jgarelick @GlobeJamesReed @JeremyDGoodwin @BillMarx @chasmcenerney are indispensable critics, editors, and journalists.

    @LeslieLKB @girlgloaming @georgiahenley @erinmharris @aleciabatson @klangfarben @thomdunn @daviday @karaemiller @brianodonovan @jgoldfin @jrpierce @musethbu are ever interesting people talking about ever interesting things.

    @saraburns for indescribable poetry and hilarity.

    You can also follow my BOSTON AHTSY list, 797 strong local AHTS voices – you don’t have to individually click on and follow their profiles – just follow the list! https://twitter.com/coolmcjazz/lists/boston-artsy

    And finally… throw ME a follow (you knew it was coming) at @coolmcjazz. Cheers!

  • If you’re looking for live updates in Cambridge (as it relates to public safety), please give @CambridgePolice a follow.

  • Great list. For all your coffee needs (very important for new students) I like the robust efforts of the Starbucks team in Boston. 
    @sbuxbos
    @meckensb

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