In high school, the tech geeks weren’t exactly popular. Despite my own affinity for Star Trek gadgetry and love for computers, I definitely kept all of it a secret from anyone at school. Now that I’m an adult (or kinda something like that), I can be more open about these things and share my love for all things tech to all corners of the world. And, by “world,” I mean my roommate, his girlfriend, and all my glorious Twitter followers.
From partners at venture funds and current CEOs of tech giants, to tech reporters and generally interesting people who talk about real-world applications of in-game tech, check out these 20 people who have made tech-speak so cool that they’ve all acquired over a million followers on Twitter.
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) August 21, 2013
12.5 million followers
Cofounder and Chairman, Microsoft; Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Technology can help the poorest 2B immensely—only if bright young people keep entering the field. New LinkedIn post: http://t.co/yBugdR4J9A
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) August 29, 2013
4.45 million followers
Founder, Twitpic; Founder, Heello
— Noah Everett (@noaheverett) July 22, 2013
2.82 million followers
CEO, Zappos; Partner, VegasTechFund
NY Times Article: “Your Phone vs. Your Heart” – http://t.co/zDTfsxO1uL
— Zappos.com CEO -Tony (@zappos) March 24, 2013
2.39 million followers
Cofounder and Chairman, Twitter; Cofounder and CEO, Square
At Square merchant Cafe di Organo. pic.twitter.com/85THHDcS04
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) August 29, 2013
2.07 million followers
Cofounder, Twitter; Cofounder and CEO, Jelly
I bought my 20 month old son a Raspberry Pi. Too early for Linux? http://t.co/YLGGdvpWAV
— Biz Stone (@biz) August 7, 2013
1.82 million followers
Tech Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
Can crowdfunding fill stock market’s ‘black hole’ for startups and small businesses? http://t.co/8eDeT4p6hE
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) August 26, 2013
1.71 million followers
Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media
— Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) August 27, 2013
1.68 million followers
Cofounder, Obvious Corp.; Cofounder, Twitter; Founder, Pyra Labs
Remember when we used to use “@”s for “a”s to show we were internetty?
— Evan Williams (@ev) August 9, 2013
What’s a good bit of comic book science or tech you’d like to see on #FactOrFictional?
— Veronica Belmont (@Veronica) August 23, 2013
1.5 million followers
Will driverless taxis upend transport? Google +uber +Tesla = fun fantasy. http://t.co/1jHEVQpheX
— Chris Anderson (@TEDchris) August 29, 2013
My new NY Times column AND video are now online! An app that lets you drive your Mac or PC remotely—from your iPad. http://t.co/aENxdwIG65
— David Pogue (@Pogue) August 28, 2013
1.44 million followers
CTO and Chief Strategy Officer, Cisco
The future of mobile: wearables #IoT
— Padmasree (@Padmasree) August 24, 2013
1.42 million followers
Founder and Managing Director of Lowercase Capital
Okay everyone, please don’t reply to this Tweet. I’m trying to get some stuff done and don’t want to be distracted by robust dialogue. Thx.
— Chris Sacca (@sacca) August 29, 2013
1.42 million followers
Partner, Google Ventures; Founder, Digg, Revision3
just saw another nicely design weather app. entrepreneurs, i think we’ve hit our max, no more weather apps needed, thx.
— Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) August 28, 2013
I’d argue that no single person did more to nurture the NYC tech scene than the late Red Burns. One of my heroes: http://t.co/NyM4fgKTRq
— Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) August 24, 2013
If Internet browsers walked the runway http://t.co/M7r79UlYXs
— Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) August 29, 2013
1.35 million followers
Founder, GigaOM; Venture Partner, True Ventures
Dear Startups, a piece of advise. Your PR agency will throw you under the bus in order to maintain its cozy relationship with reporter/pub.
— Om Malik (@om) August 29, 2013
1.22 million followers
VP of Product, Twitter; Board Member, Branch
“A little bit like a corporate retreat.” http://t.co/wbwPGXDbQ1 I think we’re done here.
— Jason Goldman (@goldman) August 26, 2013
1.08 million followers
— dick costolo (@dickc) August 22, 2013