Curating a great Twitter feed is more art than science. There are important considerations:
- Who should I follow?
- What do I want to learn?
- What areas am I interested in?
Why not skip all that hard work and just get to the good stuff?
We asked our friends, colleagues, and pros in the industry for their favorite tech-related Twitter accounts. From the biggest tech-influencers to the up-and-coming rookies, from those who cover the news seriously to those who have something funny to say, these 25 accounts should be in any IT consultant’s feed. (But if that’s too many for you, we’ve categorized them by theme so you can quickly find what appeals to you.)
Check them out!
For Tech Trends and News
Wired Magazine (@Wired) provides solid coverage of tech news and trends from the esteemed magazine.
TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) is a great source of breaking tech news and analysis.
Robert Scoble (@Scobleizer) is a
tech blogger, futurist, and author
– always on the cutting edge of technology.
Chris Messina (@ChrisMessina),
developer at Uber and inventor of the hashtag , has a steady eye on emerging trends.
Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans),
member of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, covers the latest in tech, mobile, and media.
Tim O'Reilly (@TimOReilly),
founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, covers top players in the tech world.
Om Malik (@Om),
Founder of Gigaom,
has been covering breaking tech stories for years.
Walt Mossberg (@WaltMossberg),
editor and columnist for The Verge and Re/code, covers tech news.
For Specific Insights
Simon Phipps (@Webmink) is a
computer scientist and a fierce advocate for open-source software.
Ed Bott (@EdBott),
tech journalist, knows Windows (he just may not tweet about it all the time).
Jessica Lessin @JessicaLessin,
editor-in-chief of The Information, caters to coders and developers.
Mark Gurman (@MarkGurman),
Senior Editor of 9to5mac.com, covers all things Apple.
Bill Gates (@BillGates),
Cofounder of Microsoft, tweets a mix of inspiring posts, updates on his philanthropy, and cool tech.
Sundar Pichai (@SundarPichai) is
CEO of Google. See what it's like to run one of the most valuable and influential companies on Earth.
Elon Musk (@ElonMusk),
Founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX and cofounder of Tesla showcases his attempts to transform the world.
Jeff Weiner (@JeffWeiner),
CEO at LinkedIn, posts plentiful articles on business and tech.
Emily Chang (@EmilyChangTV),
host of tech show Bloomberg West, interviews the biggest names in the industry.
For New Businesses / Startups
Hiten Shah (@hnshah) is a
SaaS entrepreneur and startup guru.
Alex Turnbull (@AlexmTurnbull),
CEO & Founder of @Groove, provides a ton of motivational advice for startups.
For Marketing and Growth Tips
Brian Balfour (@bbalfour) is a
growth and marketing specialist in the tech field.
Sean Ellis (@SeanEllis),
CEO of GrowthHackers.com, is an entrepreneur and marketing pro.
John Jantsch (@Ducttape), a
small-business marketing consultant, offers great marketing tips.
For a Good Laugh
Baratunde Thurston (@Baratunde),
comedian and digital strategy professional, once worked for The Onion; now he’s a producer for The Daily Show.
Sara Chipps (@SaraJChipps),
Cofounder of GirlDevelopIt.com, sends out funny tweets about coding, tech, and life in general.
Mat Honan, (@Mat), Buzzfeed San Francisco
bureau chief, is having fun on Twitter when he’s not writing tech articles for Buzzfeed.
Of course, you can also follow our account (@Insureon) for small-business news, tips, and risk-management advice. We could say that’s the twenty-sixth account you should follow, but we don’t want to come off as pretentious.
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