Looking for Inspiring Folks to Follow on Twitter? Here are 77 for your Immediate Tweeting Pleasure!

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By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld)

We’ve been down this road before. You signed up for Twitter after years of hearing all your friends talking about tweeting this and tweeting that. You open Twitter.com and are completely and utterly lost. What do you say? What do you read? How do you get more followers? Who do you follow?


Personally, I am of the opinion that this is one of Twitter’s main challenges as a company and the reason it is struggling. If you spent 30 seconds in the marketing world, you know that capturing the attention of your audience is the name of the game. Twitter has people’s attention and folks are signing up. Then they are tweeting once or twice and not coming back for years.

If you have a mobile app, this problem is magnified due to the fact that there is so much competition out there and as the market continues to flood itself, people’s attention span also diminishes. In other words, if you are trying to sell an app or a social platform of any kind, you have quite a challenge ahead of you and no one knows this better than Twitter.


Having said all that, Twitter is one of the most revolutionary platforms we have had in a long time and any active Twitter user will tell you that. If you are new to the Twitterverse, you might want to start by reading this total overview of Twitter and how to get started I wrote years ago. In that post, you will find two articles/lists of people to follow. The first 99 people to follow and then an additional 88 people to follow on Twitter. Why those numbers? Why not?

Anyway, I have spent hours on Twitter every day for the past few years meeting and connecting with amazing people and adding them to Twitter lists as I find them. You can see all my lists here. So after years of meeting new people on Twitter, it was time for another list of recommendations. Now, remember, my personal interest is tech so a lot of the people in the list below are involved in one way or another in the tech world. Having said that, I am not adding people to this list just because they are important in tech, everyone on this list also happens to be an awesome individual in my humble opinion. I would suggest you follow them all!


Oh, and just in case there was any doubt, follower count played absolutely no role whatsoever in the selection of the people in this list. One last thing before we get started… The list of people is in no particular order, the last one on the list is just as fantastic as the first one. Follow them all!

  1. Marques Brownlee: My number one tech video blogger. Produces high quality professional videos daily. Also, a master of sarcasm!
  2. Marc Andreessen: Wait, you are in tech, on Twitter, and not following Marc? You nuts? Noisy? Deal with it! You have no choice!
  3. Eli Langer: Social media at CNBC, always informative tweets about the world of technology and social media.
  4. Steve Long: Producer of TechCrunch TV and super nice dude with solid opinions about technology.
  5. Amir Shevat: Was responsible for developer relations at Google, Israel. Till he was promoted to be responsible for it worldwide. Great guy!
  6. Seth Fiegerman: Business Reporter for Mashable and very active Twitter feed full of opinionated and humorous tweets on tech.
  7. Dan Seifert: Editor at The Verge. His Twitter feed is the perfect balance between tech, humor, and utter sarcasm. Love it.
  8. Matt Silverman: Editorial Director at Mashable and has been known to produce some award-winning tweets.
  9. Tuvia Elbaum: Founder of Umoove (client) and serial entrepreneur. This dude has more solid tech ideas than I have pairs of underwear.
  10. Michal Lev-Ram: Writer at Fortune and great insights on the world of technology.
  11. Damian Burns: Director of Global Agency Business at Google and truly friendly, responsive, and professional guy.
  12. Marissa Mayer: How could you not?images
  13. Andrey Doronichev: Head of mobile YouTube at Google and just a downright good guy.
  14. Tim Green: Tech journalist with deep insights on technology.
  15. Harry McCracken: Yes, as in Harry from Time magazine. What you don’t know is that he is also a super nice guy who’s always happy to chat.
  16. Caroline Howard: Senior Online Editor at Forbes with an active Twitter feed on various interesting topics.
  17. Laurie Segall: CNN Money correspondent tweeting about top tech news in real time. Always great content.
  18. Paul Haddad: This guy made Tweetbot, the best Twitter app out there. His tweets are always insightful with a touch of humor.
  19. Michael Eisenberg: My biggest role model on the list. Venture Capitalist, market analyst, passionate zionist, and awesome dad.Benchmark-Capital-partner-Michael-Eisenberg
  20. Jay Yarow: He writes on Business Insider but has some of the most entertaining tech-related tweets out there.
  21. Natasha Lomas: TechCrunch writer, seriously hard worker, and talented journalist. Always inspiring to watch her in action.
  22. Roger Byrne: Go ahead, find someone more cynical on the planet. I dare you. Behind all the tough guy act, Roger is a pretty great dude.
  23. Darrell Etherington: Writes for TechCrunch, genuinely loves tech (read “huge geek”), and just an overall fantastic guy.
  24. Nir Eyal: UX expert, author, public speaker and friend. Always insightful tweets.
  25. Mike McCue: Founder of Flipboard, friend, and seriously down to earth kinda guy. Also produces some of the best swag out there!3f110fa58e7b31d41979d4b1a7db60cc
  26. Joshua Topolsky: Founded The Verge, and someone you can consistently depend on for unique views and opinions on tech.
  27. Jessica Lessin: Founder and Editor in Chief of The Information, always a good source of what is happening in tech.
  28. Michal Levin: Senior UX Designer at Google and super nice and professional woman I am lucky enough to call a friend.
  29. Maya Baratz: Head of New Products at ABC News, always interesting tweets about a whole assortment of topics.
  30. Vincent Hoogsteder: Founder of Distimo, always provides deep insights into the mobile space and mobile developments.
  31. Joanna Stern: WSJ personal tech reviewer and I challenge you to find someone who produces cuter tech videos than Joanna.
  32. Alex Wilhelm: Writer at TechCrunch, old buddy, and one of the more entertaining folks on this list.
  33. Jeremy Goldman: Childhood friend with some truly interesting opinions on tech and marketing.
  34. Arnold Kim: Runs Macrumors and various other ventures, solid tweets about the world of mobile, with a focus on Apple.
  35. Jon Russell: Asia Editor at The Next Web. Interesting in Asia, no one has better insights than Jon.
  36. Ilan Abehassera: Serial entrepreneur, good friend, and just overall good human being you should know.
  37. Mark Suster: Former entrepreneur turned VC, providing deep and current insights into the world of tech and tech investments.
  38. Nilay Patel: Managing Editor at The Verge and seriously entertaining Twitter feed.
  39. Matt Cutts: The man who is pretty much in charge of web spam and search over at Google. Consistently provides great content. images (1)
  40. Myriam Joire: Product Evangelist at Pebble, previously tech blogger at Engadget. Friend and tech expert.
  41. Gil Dibner: Venture Capitalist with an active blog full of great analysis of all that is going on in tech.
  42. Alon Carmel: Huge geek, good friend, and shares my passion for Flipboard curation.
  43. Lance Ulanoff: Editor at Large at Mashable, his tweets are a nice mixture of tech and current events.
  44. John Koetsier: Tech journalist at Venturebeat and book author. Consistent feed of tech related tweets.
  45. Shervin Pishevar: Investor/advisor at many leading tech ventures, Shervin has a mixture of insightful and inspiring tweets.
  46. Net Jacobson: Investor at Sparklabs and former Biz Dev at Facebook, Net is a great resource for tech enthusiasts.
  47. Ouriel Ohayon: Founder of Appsfire, good friend, and one of the most tech opinionated people I know. Always interesting.
  48. Mathew Ingram: Journalist at Gigaom and a constant flow of anything and everything that is happening in tech.
  49. Jeff Keni Pulver: Chairman of Zula, founder of the 140Conference, and has done more things than I can possibly list here. Inspiring guy!
  50. Sarah Perez: TechCrunch writer, friend, awesome mom, and Florida evangelist. She really loves where she lives…
  51. Raanan Bar-Cohen: Corporate development at Automatic (WordPress), friend, and super nice guy who is always willing to help.52e94b4075c06b5a4df9aa3cb0c35849
  52. Robin Wauters: Previously TechCrunch and The Next Web reporter, now at Tech.Eu, covering the tech news from Europe.
  53. Sriram Krishnan: Mobile ads and Platform at Facebook, Sriram is always happy to help in any way and provides great insights on tech.
  54. Hunter Walk: Former Googler and current investor at Homebrew, his tweets are gold and are a must read by anyone in tech.
  55. Pat Phelan: CEO TrustEv and friend, Pat is just an overall great guy with some unique and eye-opening insights on tech.
  56. Jeri Ryan: Actress who claims she doesn’t reply to everyone but my experience indicates otherwise. Jeri is great! Jeri-Ryan-Hollywood-1200x1920
  57. Frank Meehan: Partner at Sparklabs, Frank is a rockstar VC who never lets success get to his head. Just an awesome guy!
  58. Evelyn Rusli: Reporter at WSJ and super professional journalist.
  59. Semil Shah: Investor who writes occasionally on TechCrunch, Semil is an absolute treasure for tech entrepreneurs.
  60. Gabe Rivera: Founder of Techmeme and seriously entertaining Twitter user.
  61. Sarah Lane: Podcaster and tech analyst always providing solid opinions on technology.
  62. Benedict Evans: Leading mobile analyst, Andreeson Horowitz, friend, and provides what are probably the best tech insights on the planet.6698b931c8e18a4493cf5d3b04064558
  63. Rafe Needleman: Editorial Director of Yahoo Tech, been following Rafe for years and it never gets boring.
  64. Dennis Crowley: Founder of Foursquare and tech visionary. Also a super nice dude.
  65. Jordan Crook: Writer for TechCrunch, great sense of humor, and may or may not have conducted one of my only video interviews ever (last part of the video).
  66. Devindra Hardawar: Senior Editor at Venturebeat and always provides  tweets on a variety of entertaining topics.
  67. Rip Empson: Writer at TechCrunch, and probably the most interesting tech journalist on the planet. Yea, I am pretty sure he is.
  68. Ben Rooney: Editor in Chief Informilo, previously WSJ Europe Editor. A friend and highly interesting and insightful individual.
  69. Daniel Rubino: Editor in Chief of WPCentral aka the world’s biggest Microsoft fanboy. I kid, he is great and always has great tweets.
  70. Ingrid Lunden: Editor at TechCrunch, friend, and one of the hardest working journalists I know.
  71. Steve Kovach: Senior Tech Editor at Business Insider and highly entertaining Twitter user with deep insights on tech.
  72. Jacob Ner David: CEO of Zula (Disclosure: He may or may not be my boss!), passionate vegan, and serial entrepreneur. images (2)
  73. Ina Fried: Senior Editor at Recode and top notch tech journalist known for consistently breaking tech stories.
  74. Mark Gurman: The 9to5Mac guy, Mark is always insightful on Twitter and highly responsive.
  75. Yitzi Kempinski: Other founder of Umoove (client) and looking to change the world of human-machine interaction!
  76. Killian Bell: Writer for CultofMac/CultofAndroid and one of the fastest working and most professional tech journalists around.
  77. Tim Stevens: Previously Editor in Chief of Engadget, now at Cnet, Tim is a seriously fantastic guy always looking to see great tech!
  78. And one for good luck… Bob Rosenschein: Another HUGE role model of mine and CEO of Curiyo (client). Bob is legendary. Period.

Wow, you have no idea how long that took but there  you have it, 77 awesome people to follow on Twitter, assuming of course, you are into tech. Enjoy and if you have any recommendations of your own, well, there is always the comments section or tweet it to me. I am @Hilzfuld.

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Hillel Fuld is a global speaker, entrepreneur, journalist, vlogger, and leading startup advisor. He brings over a decade of marketing experience with leading Israeli and Silicon Valley startups, and currently collaborates with many global brands in an official marketing capacity including Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Huawei, and others.      Hillel covers the dynamic local tech scene for many leading publications including Entrepreneur magazine, Inc, TechCrunch, Mashable, The Next Web, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Venturebeat, and others. Additionally, Hillel mentors startups across Israel in different accelerators including The Google Launchpad, the Microsoft Ventures accelerator, Techstars, The Junction, and more.    Hillel has been named Israel’s top marketer, 7th top tech blogger worldwide, has been featured on CNBC, Inc, and was dubbed by Forbes as “The Man Transforming Startup Nation into Scale-up Nation”.       Hillel has hundreds of thousands of followers across the social web and can be found on Twitter at @Hilzfuld. You can learn more about him on his website: www.hilzfuld.com