@oleavitt Welcome to !
Here are some interesting people you might like to follow to get started:
@erikblagsvedt @jeremygratton @stephenfry @cacheflowe @theanimatedwoman
There are, of course, lots of folks on here.
ProTips: Put everyone in FRIENDS at first, leave them there for a few days, then if you find that you don't enjoy their stuff enough, move them to NOISE.
When you find someone you like following, go to their page and click "following" to see whose pages they follow. You're likely to find some like-minded folks in there. The more, the merrier!
POST STUFF. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, if you want to just kick back and consume other people's content, you're likely to get bored quickly. Put some stuff out there, so when you comment on someone else's thing, you'll have something for them to look at as well when they go to your page to see what you're all about.
When you do reply to someone's post and your reply involves others who've commented as well, @-mention those people in your reply. It's easy: just drag their avatar or their handle to the comment box.
Have fun in here. It's a bit of a learning curve, and it took me about a month to get the hang of it and find my groove, but the end result was pretty rewarding.