It seems like there are more self-proclaimed “techies” on social media than there are pundits on the news. It can be hard to know whose opinion matters, and who is just using the right buzzwords. We’ve compiled a list of the top techie tweeters we think should follow on Twitter. Read our list and let us know whom you think we should follow.
Bio: “Tech & science editor @ NBC News Digital; husband, father, semi-successful kitchen warrior”
Why you should follow: Wilson tweets about gadgets, tech trends, and how new technology changes our lives. What’s especially great about Rothman is that he’s quick to respond to tweets his followers send him.
Sample tweet: Nexus 4 review: Amazing phone with a deal-breaker flaw nbcnews.com/technology/gad… via @NBCNewsTech
Bio: “I’d rather be panoing.”
Why you should follow: Matt Buchanan is a real guy. As much as you want industry news from professionals, you also want to follow someone who will give you his honest opinions and viewpoints. He knows the latest rumors, because he writes for big tech sites, but rest assured, his Twitter account is all his own.
Sample tweet: iOS updates without new features feel like Christmas presents that have nothing inside. Except razors.
Bio: “Tech columnist, NY Times; PBS NOVA host; Missing Manuals creator, dad of 3!”
Why you should follow: David tweets about things he’s written on New York Times’ site, funny quotes from his kids, and tech industry news. He’s a big player in the tech industry, but his Twitter account is a nice glimpse into his real life.
Sample tweet: Why reviewers shouldn’t use 1st-person plural: “The touchpad is so small it was difficult to keep our finger on it”
Bio: “Technologies that change the way we live, work, love, play, think and feel.”
Why you should follow: You’ve probably heard about the Gizmodo’s parent company, Gawker. Gizmodo has a similar, snarky tone, but with a focus on tech news. They’re also not afraid to step on some toes to confirm latest rumors. For example, they were the ones who broke the news that the iPhone 4 was on its way before Apple confirmed.
Sample tweet: Mars Curiosity snapped a self-shot, hopefully not with the duckface
Bio: “Official Twitter account of Engadget”
Why you should follow: A gadget-focused account that brings you the most up-to-date news on consumer electronics and technology.
Sample tweet: Evernote 5 for iOS coming soon: new UI, revised places view, same inability to forget
Bio: “A thaumaturgist working on the Xbox team since 2003. Named one of Mashable’s ’13 Bona Fide Geeks to Follow’ Married to @thehappygirl”
Why you should follow: Larry is the director of programming for Xbox Live. He has weekly podcasts called “Major Nelson Radio.” He also tweets regularly about updates to Xbox Live and engages his followers by hosting contests.
Sample tweet: Noticed that #Halo4 has exactly 7 perfect scores on MetaCritic. A significant numerical coincidence of good fortune
Bio: “Wired’s official Twitter feed.”
Why you should follow: Wired features news and reviews from all over the tech world—from video gaming and consumer electronics to robotics and scientific advances.
Sample tweet: William Shatner’s new app lets you create ‘Shatoetry’ of your very own. oak.ctx.ly/r/14qz
Bio: “CNET is the premier destination for tech product reviews, news, price comparisons, free software downloads, videos, and podcasts.
Why you should follow: You need to follow CNET’s Twitter account if you’re at all interested in reviews of consumer technology. CNET tells its followers what’s great (and what’s not-so-great) about cell phones, gaming systems, TVs, car technology, and everything else you’re thinking about buying.
Sample tweet: William Shatner’s new app lets you create ‘Shatoetry’ of your very own.
Bio: ROKFORM performance accessories for personal mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Making good things even better!
Why you should follow: You know that Rokform makes durable, stylish cases for your favorite electronics, but if you want to stay up-to-date on when our new products are released, you need to follow us on Twitter.
Sample tweet: The RokShield v3 started shipping today!
Now that you know our favorite techie Twitter accounts, we want to know who you love to follow. Tell us in the comments section below!