100 Top Tech Twitter Accounts of 2012 (Categorized)

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This post is #4 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 110. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week!

When I set out to build a list of top tech Twitter accounts to follow, my real goal was to get a nice cross section of the tech world as a whole. I knew there would be no way to possibly fit everyone a person should follow into a list of 100, so I broke it down into 10 categories (and yes, there could have been others, but I had to draw the line somewhere) and pulled together a list of 10 people/companies in each category that would provide a good look at what’s happening there. In other words, this is a top 100 list and not the top 100 list of tech Twitter accounts. If you want to know what’s happening in the tech sector, this list will be a great place to start… just keep adding to it yourself. Actually, there were a few people I was hoping to put on the list but who wouldn’t have been great recommendations since they don’t post very often like Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel. So, for what it’s worth, here’s another one of my completely unscientific lists that I put together as a resource for myself but that I think many others can get some use out of as well. Please let me know what you’re recommendations are for anyone I missed who you feel should have been represented here (or not represented here for that matter).

Also read: The Top 100 Twitter Tools of 2012 (Categorized)

Influencers / Tastemakers / Personalities

  1. Tim O’Reilly – @timoreilly – Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media.
  2. David Pogue – @pogue – NY Times tech columnist.
  3. Walt Mossburg – @waltmossberg – WSJ tech columnist.
  4. Robert Scoble – @scobleizer – Rackspace employee / uber-geek.
  5. Kevin Rose – @kevinrose – CEO of Milk / Founder of Digg.
  6. Michael Arrington – @arrington – Founder of Techcrunch / investor.
  7. Anil Dash – @anildash – Partner at Activate / Social Media Envoy to the UN.
  8. Om Malik – @om – Founder of GigaOm / Partner at True Ventures.
  9. Veronica Belmont – @veronica – Host of Tekzilla on Revision3.
  10. Bill Gates – @billgates – Microsoft
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