Weird Twitter was born from the realization that the 140-character microblogging platform was an ideal stage to try out new jokes. There's no official list of who's "in" Weird Twitter, although some of its core participants and recurring jokes migrated over from early-2000s comedy forum site Something Awful. One computer-generated social graph of Weird Twitter centers around Something Awful contributor Jon "@fart" Hendren. Perhaps the most iconic Weird Twitterer is @dril, though it's widely rumored the account is controlled by several ghostwriters.

A Newsweek writer kept owning himself after tweeting out some porn
Was this guy looking at cartoon porn, or what?
Weird Twitter is mercilessly roasting Brianna Wu’s potential campaign logo
They're saying it looks like she's starting a metal band.
Conspiracy theorist accuses beloved Weird Twitter personality of trolling for Russia
She thinks the guy with the fat bird icon works for Russia.
27 of the most amazingly bad opening lines from #NaNoWriMo
'The man in black fled across the desert, and Harambe followed.'
These Trump supporters fell for a ballot-destroying hoax
What kind of USPS worker would tweet that?
Every kind of Twitter, ranked from worst to best
Not all Twitter is created equal.
‘F**k Tortoise’ saves his endangered species by having sex all the time
In praise of Diego, the Galapagos F**k Tortoise.
Is this actually the worst webcomic ever published?
Many people are saying that this webcomic is bad.
Live Knives is a sick, twisted, beautiful Twitter bot for knife commercials
Why is there a 24/7 knife infomercial channel, anyway?
Suddenly everyone on Twitter has a woke toddler who hates Donald Trump
Kids say the darndest things—except when they don't.