After writing a recent post on the reasons why computer techs should be using twitter, I received quite a few requests asking for me to provide a list of tech accounts to follow for folks to get started. I thought it would be cool to try to build this list, and in the process I’ve discovered some excellent resources.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. I’d call this more of a “beginners list”; a run-down of some useful twitter accounts that focus on tech and computers. It’s purpose is to get you started if you’re new to twitter or to round out your list if you’re already on twitter. The list is appropriate for anyone who is interested in keeping up with technology trends.
These are the accounts of some of the top technology destinations on the net. They provide useful information for us computer professionals and enthusiasts. Follow these accounts for the latest news, trends, and articles on all things tech.
@arstechnica – Ars Technica: The Art of Technology
@CNET News – CNET News.com
@engadget – Engadget: Official Twitter account of Engadget!
@geekforever – Forever Geek: forevergeek.com
@gigaom – GigaOM:The GigaOM bot brings you all the latest headlines from GigaOM network of blogs.
@gizmodo – gizmodo: gizmodo.com
@google – A Googler: News and updates from Google
@MacObserver – The Mac Observer: All TMO articles directly from our rss feed
@MikeTechShow – miketechshow: Podcaster
@pchere – pchere – Chief Blogger & Editor of QuickOnlineTips.com: Publishes technology news, blogging tips, wordpress hacks, web 2.0, new media
@PCMag – PC Magazine: The Independent Guide to Technology since 1982
@Techcrunch – Michael Arrington – Breaking Technology News And Opinions From TechCrunch
@Technibble – Technibble: Technibble is a resource for computer technicians to help them with their business
@TechRepublic – TechRepublic: TechRepublic is a trade publication and online community for IT professionals
@Techwatch – Tech Watch: Providing you with all your tech updates in one place! Formaly comming summer 09!
@techwatching – techwatching: This is the “Stories” feed for TechWatching.com, technology news and views minute by minute. Links go directly to stories.
@The Force Field – The Force Field: Producer and Host of The Force Field a podcast and portal for IT Service Providers
@Wired – Wired: Wired magazine and Wired.com’s twitter feed | Currently hosted by Wired.com science editor @betsymason
@ZDNetBlogs – ZDNet Blogs: Top Tech Blog Network
The official twitter accounts of some of the more popular hardware and software vendors. These will help keep you up to date on new releases, sales, and announcements pertaining to your favorite company.
@AMD_Unprocessed – AMD_Unprocessed: Official Twitter account for AMD. CPUs, Graphics & Balanced Platforms
@ATIgraphics – ATI Graphics: Dedicated to providing the latest news, product information and contests from the ATI Graphics team at AMD
@BlackBerry – Research In Motion: www.blackberry.com
@buyHP – Shop at HP: Buy HP products & services (Got a suggestion – twitter @ hp.com)
@CiscoSystems – Cisco Systems: News and info about Cisco, our CEO and execs. I am John Earnhardt and am your tourguide on our official Twitter feed. Cisco Support @ http://www.cisco.com/ta
@DellOutlet – Dell Outlet: Refurbished Dell™ computers, electronics. Question/comment? Contact Stefanie Nelson at @StefanieAtDell. More Dell Twitter accounts at www.Dell.com/Twitter
@forumnokia – Forum Nokia: Driving Mobile Innovation
@googleapps – Google Apps: Official Google Apps team feed, moderated by Kevin Gough. Google Apps is software-as-a-service for business email, information sharing and security.
@HP_SMB – Hewlett Packard
@hpnews – News @ HP: Got a suggestion? Some constructive criticism? Let’s tweet! (DM @iange – Ange Embuldeniya or E-mail: twitter AT hp.com)
@HTC – HTC – Connecting with smartphone users everywhere. have a question or comment about HTC? Just tweet!
@IBMResearch – IBMResearch: IBM’s Research Division
@intel – Intel: @kenekaplan and @kfcochrane of Intel Global Communications sharing news, views and events about tech & innovation.
@motodeals - MotoDeals: The official word on exclusive deals and user tips for Motorola phones and accessories.
@MSWindows – Microsoft Windows: Your source for all things Windows on twitter.
@NEC – NEC: NEC Unified Solutions
@NeweggDailyDeal – Newegg Daily Deals: For US Newegg Deals, follow us. For Canadian Newegg Deals, follow @NeweggDealsCa
@Oracle – Oracle: Oracle News
@palm_inc – palm_inc: Stay connected with Palm and learn about news, products, tips and tricks, deals and more.
@RedHatNews – RedHatNews: Official news and announcements from Red Hat.
@Seagate – Seagate: The worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage devices.
@sprintnews – sprintnews: Official feed for news about Sprint Nextel. For ?’s about us or customer service issues, see @jgoldsborough, @jbtaylor, @cndavis, @srdoherty, @svinge
@TigerDirectNew – Tiger Direct Now: Great Deals on Electronics!
@ToshibaLaptops – Toshiba
@vmware – vmware: Virtualization Technology
@vzwupdates – vzwupdates: Timely Updates on Verizon Wireless Phones, Network, Plans & Policies
@WesternDigital – Western Digital
Receive up-to-the-minute news on the latest virus and security threats from these top information security vendors.
@bitdefenderlabs – BitDefenderLabs: antimalware software – the future of security now!
@CiscoSecurity – CiscoSecurity: Cisco Security events, products, and solutions. Also, general network security news updates. (Updated for CMO Security Solutions by L. Friedman)
@fortinet – Fortinet: Consolidated security solutions for enterprises, MSSPs, carriers and more
@McafeeAvertLabs – McAfee: The official tweets of McAfee Avert Labs
@McAfeeNews – McAfee News: Get McAfee’s official news announcements by following this feed. (Not an interactive feed.)
@mssecurity – Microsoft Security: Microsoft and Windows home security bulletins
@Kaspersky – Kaspersky Lab: Leading developer of antivirus software that protects against all forms of malware with the fastest updates
@symantecnews – symantecnews: @coryedwards providing the latest news, updates and insights from Symantec on all things security, storage, and data protection
@trendmicro – TrendMicro: Trend Micro provides leading Internet content security solutions for businesses and consumers.
@verisign – Karen@VeriSign: VeriSign is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure. Tweets by @karensnyd.
@websenselabs – WebsenseSecurityLabs: The security research team at Websense. Researchers, coders, incident handlers, across the world.
@zonealarm – zonealarm: ZoneAlarm®, a Check Point Software Technologies, Inc. Company, is one of the most secure brands in consumer Internet security.
For opinions, links, updates, and insight from a personal perspective, follow these top tech authorities. They run the gammut from CTO’s to podcast hosts and everything in-between.
@acedtect – Tom Merritt: Host of CNET.com podcasts and videos, as well as East Meets West and Sword and Laser podcasts. And as always, Coffee achiever
@arrington – Michael Arrington: TechCrunch founder. Dog Lover.
@bobbiejohnson – Bobbie Johnson: journalista and navel-gazer
@charleneli – Charlene Li: Co-author of Groundswell, thought leader on emerging technologies
@danoliver – Dan Oliver: Journalist and editor of .net magazine. These are my views, not those of Future Publishing. Mmm’k.
@davezatz – Dave Zatz: Geek blogger, sailing the seas of cheese.
@DCoT – Tim Fehlman – Chief Technology Officer, blogger, IT expert, Daily Cup of Tech author, tech guru, entrepreneur, hacker, maker, public speaker, author, Internet safety advocate.
@enderle – Enderle: Analyst
@erickschonfeld – erickschonfeld: Co-editor of TechCrunch
@ev – Evan Williams: CEO of Twitter
@gcluley – Graham Cluley: Senior technology consultant, Sophos. Viruses, spam, computer security, that kind of stuff.
@guykawasaki – Guy Kawasaki: RSSurai with Annie Colbert, Gina Ruiz, and Bill Meade
@harrymccracken – Harry McCracken: Technologizer founder. Boy journalist. Bon vivant.
@inafried – Ina Fried: http://news.cnet.com/beyond-binary/
@jasonhiner – Jason Hiner: TechRepublic Editor in Chief — I use Twitter to share links, observations, and professional upates. I read every @ reply but can only respond selectively.
@jasoncalacanis – Jason Calacanis: Founder of Weblogs, Inc., TechCrunch50 and Mahalo.
@jemimakiss – Jemima Kiss: Guardian writer and interwebber. I live, therefore I Tweet.
@joshuatopolsky – Joshua Topolsky: Editor-in-chief of Engadget.com, reformed producer, lover of creepy movies.
@jowyang – Jeremiah Owyang: I work at Forrester Research, however these opinions are mine. How I use Twitter http://tinyurl.com/24lv65
@jsnell – Jason Snell: Editor of Macworld, writer, primate, skeptic
@kevinrose – Kevin Rose: Founder of social media site digg.com. Random ideas, entrepreneur, climber of rocks, video blogger, & tea drinker.
@labnol – Amit Agarwal: Technology columnist & professional blogger
@lance – Lance: I am a technology entrepreneur and currently a Venture Catalyst at Georgia Tech. I help launch and build technology companies.
@leolaporte – Leo Laporte: I’ve experiments to run, there is research to be done, on the people who are watching TWiT Live.
@mattcutts – Matt Cutts: Head of webspam team at Google.
@mikkohypponen – Mikko H. Hypponen: CRO at F-Secure
@mollywood – Molly Wood: Host of the Buzz Report, Mailbag, and Gadgettes on CNETTV.com. 4WD epicure
@nataliedelconte – Natali Del Conte: http://www.natalidelconte.com/
@om – Om Malik: Founder of GigaOM & a Venture Partner at True Ventures
@padmasree – Padmasree: CTO of Cisco
@rafe – Rafe Needleman: Writes wacky web 2.0 weviews
@ryanblock – Ryan Block: I’m an editor and technology critic in the midst of founding a new web startup: gdgt.
@sarahcuda – Sarah Lacy: i’m a reporter/author in silicon valley
@saschasegan – saschasegan: I’m mostly the cell phone guy for PCMag; my other car is a travel writer.
@scobleizer – Robert Scoble: Geek and technology enthusiasm from a blogger who grew up in Silicon Valley.
@teksquisite – Bev Robb: Southwest NH small business It consultant and Cheeky-Geeky opportunist with a strong interest in computer forensics and social media.
@THErealDVORAK – John C. Dvorak: http://www.dvorak.org/blog/
@thurrott -Paul Thurrott: Paul Thurrott is the guy behind the SuperSite for Windows. Way behind.
@veronica – Veronica Belmont: Host of Tekzilla on Revision3 and Qore on PSN. Also, a geek.
@zephoria – danah boyd: Academic or activist? That is the question. (I study youth practices, social media, and cultural dynamics.)
Bonus: My Tech Buddies – These are folks whose name you may not recognize, but with whom I’ve had valuable personal interactions with on Twitter. Check them out, you wont regret it!
@cbucholdt – Christian Bucholdt: Independent consultant – Applying Requirements Engineering, agile methodology (Scrum) and IT Service Management in a pragmatic manner = creating customer value
@EricHamm – Eric Hamm: WordPress designer/consultant, online entrepreneur, multifaceted blogger and creator of the frugal WordPress Theme. www.frugalTheme.com
@MathieuB - Mathieu Bourgie: Blogger/Consultant @ Hardware Revolution, a blog where I offer various computer system designs, ideas and tips on how to help you cut down on computer costs!
@meekprize – mike perez: some dude
@josephmunizjr – Joseph Muniz Jr: An IT Tech trying to stay current on technology.
@philmcdonnell – philmcdonnell: Web developer, designer, consultant, techno-guy, business owner, animal lover and proud parent.
@rglauser – Rhett Glauser: Loud talker for Service-now.com, the only enterprise service desk (ITSM) via SaaS.
@theitskeptic – Rob England: The IT Skeptic: writer, commentator, life balancer.
@timmyjohnboy – Tim Lenahan: http://timmyjohnboy.com/
And, of course, yours truly:
@YFNCG – Matt Rodela: Small business owner, computer guy, blogger @ Y.F.N.C.G., Data Center Systems Analyst for midsize pharma company
***UPDATE*** – Social media junkie? Check out my new post, 50 Tech Facebook Pages You Should Be Liking!
Who did I miss? Let me know in the comments and with your help I’ll continue to update this list!