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Directory: 140 tech experts on Twitter (updated for 2010)

Twitter can be a valuable tool for techies - if you know who to follow. Here's a list of 140 of the leading tech experts on Twitter, updated for 2010.

Editor's note: This list has been superseded by Techies: 2011 directory of who to follow on Twitter.

Twitter can be a valuable tool for techies — if you know who to follow. Here is a list of 140 of the top technology experts, journalists, and thought leaders you'll can find on Twitter, updated for 2010.

My original list of 100 tech experts on Twitter that I put together last year drew a lot more attention and interest than I expected. However, in the time since I first did that list I've had a number of people tell me about some of the great tech Twitterers that I left off the list, plus I've discovered some new people to add.

As a result, I've expanded the list to 140 (a magical number in the Twitter universe). Some people who should not have been left off the original list have now been added. You'll also see some people you've probably never heard of, but who can add some excellent tech info to your Twitter stream.

For updates and perspective on the latest tech news you can also follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jasonhiner.

So here is the list, which is not ranked 1-140 but simply listed in alphabetical order. If there are others you think should be added to the list, make a note in the comments.

  1. Chris Anderson (@chr1sa) Editor in Chief of Wired and author of The Long Tail
  2. Michael Arrington (@techcrunch) Founder of TechCrunch
  3. Matt Asay (@mjasay) COO of Ubuntu and Open Source columnist for CNET
  4. John Battelle (@johnbattelle) Author and pundit on Google and Internet search
  5. Veronica Belmont (@veronica) Host of Tekzilla and Qore, and former CNET TV host
  6. Randall Bennett (@randallb) Founder of TechVi; former CNET TV producer
  7. David Berlind (@dberlind) TechWeb Editor-in-Chief
  8. Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) Inventor of the World Wide Web
  9. Ryan Block (@ryan) Former Engadget editor and co-founder of GDGT
  10. Henry Blodget (@hblodget) Controversial Wall Street journalist who covers tech sector
  11. Danah Boyd (@zephoria) Academic/researcher in new media
  12. Ed Bott (@edbott) Microsoft Windows expert, blogger, book author
  13. Paul Boutin (@paulboutin) Reporter for VentureBeat, The New York Times, and Wired
  14. Tony Brandley (@tonys3kur3) Freelance tech writer speciallizing in security
  15. Rick Broida (@cheapskateblog) CNET blogger scours the Web looking for the best deals in tech
  16. Jason Calacanis (@jasoncalacanis) CEO of Mahalo, founder of Weblogs Inc.
  17. Pete Cashmore (@mashable) CEO of Mashable
  18. Bonnie Cha (@bonniecnet) CNET mobile phone pundit
  19. Jacqui Cheng (@eJacqui) Associate editor for Ars Technica
  20. Robert Cringley (@cringely) Long-time technology writer and pundit
  21. Brian Cooley (@briancooley) CNET car-tech editor
  22. Charles Cooper (@coopeydoop) Veteran reporter for CNET news.com and cbsnews.com
  23. Dan Costa (@dancosta) Executive editor at PC Magazine
  24. David Davis (@davidmdavis) Author, blogger, expert on Cisco and virtualization technologies
  25. Chris Dawson (@mrdatahs) ZDNet blogger on technology in education
  26. Natali Del Conte (@natalidelconte) CNET TV host of Loaded and tech correspondent for CBS News
  27. Mrinal Desai (@mrinaldesai) Co-founder of CrossLoop; tech news junkie
  28. Sam Diaz (@sammyd) ZDNet news hound on the Between the Lines blog
  29. Larry Dignan (@ldignan) ZDNet Editor in Chief; prolific tech news blogger
  30. Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) Co-editor of Boing Boing; digital rights activist
  31. Esther Dyson (@edyson) Veteran technology pundit
  32. Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) Google engineer, blogger
  33. Bill Detwiler (@billdetwiler) TechRepublic's head technology editor
  34. John C. Dvorak (@therealdvorak) Famously cranky tech pundit
  35. Erik Eckel (@erikeckel) IT consultant and TechRepublic writer
  36. Mike Elgan (@mike_elgan) Widely-published freelance tech writer
  37. Philip Elmer-DeWitt (@philiped) Apple reporter for Fortune magazine
  38. Rob Enderle (@enderle) Long-time analyst of the PC industry
  39. Caterina Fake (@caterina) Co-founder of Flickr
  40. Dan Farber (@dbfarber) Editor of CBSNews.com; former editor of CNET and ZDNet
  41. Scot Finnie (@scotfinnie) Editor in Chief of Computerworld
  42. Mary Jo Foley (@maryjofoley) One of the world's top commentators on Microsoft
  43. Ina Fried (@inafried) CNET's resident Microsoft analyst
  44. John Furrier (@furrier) Silicon Valley entrepreneur; now specializing in mobility
  45. Bill Gates (@billgates) Microsoft co-founder and former CEO
  46. Steve Gillmor (@stevegillmor) Editor of TechCrunch IT, veteran tech journalist
  47. Bob Gourley (@bobgourley) CTOvision.com blogger; government IT expert
  48. John Gruber (@gruber) Author of Daring Fireball blog; covers mostly Apple
  49. Dion Hinchcliffe (@dhinchcliffe) Blogger and consultant on Web 2.0 for business
  50. Chuck Hollis (@chuckhollis) EMC CTO and blogger
  51. Alex Howard (@digiphile) Government 2.0 Correspondent for 
O'Reilly Media
  52. Andy Ihnatko (@ihnatko) Apple pundit
  53. Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) Professor and author who covers tech and new media
  54. Mark Kaelin (@markwkaelin) TechRepublic editor covering Windows and PCs
  55. Mitch Kapor (@mkapor) Lotus, Mozilla pioneer; angel investor
  56. Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki) Venture capitalist and former Mac columnist
  57. Doug Kaye (@dougkaye) Founder of IT Conversations
  58. Vinod Khosla (@vkhosla) One of the tech world's most influential venture capitalists
  59. Michael Krigsman (@mkrigsman) Watchdog of IT project failures
  60. Sarah Lacy (@sarahcuda) Freelance author covering Silicon Valley
  61. Leo Laporte (@leolaporte) Host of TWiT network and former TechTV host
  62. Brian Lam (@blam) Editorial Director of Gizmodo
  63. Shira Lazar (@shiralazar) Web video journalist covering the intersection of tech, culture, and new media
  64. Nicole Lee (@nicole) CNET editor for mobile and other gadgets
  65. Jennifer Leggio (@mediaphyter) ZDNet blogger on social media for business
  66. Steven Levy (@stevenjayl) Tech book author and Wired writer
  67. Cali Lewis (@calilewis) Host of GeekBrief.TV
  68. Charlene Li (@charleneli) Author and social media thought leader
  69. Jim Louderback (@jlouderb) CEO of Revision3; former editor of PC Magazine
  70. Scott Lowe (@scottdlowe) CIO, author, and TechRepublic columnist
  71. Abbie Lundberg (@abbielundberg) Former editor in chief of CIO Magazine
  72. Andrew Mager (@mager) Web developer and ZDNet blogger on Web 2.0
  73. Om Malik (@om) Founder of GigaOm
  74. Amber MacArther (@ambermac) Tech journalist and broadcaster
  75. Richard MacManus (@rww) Editor and founder of ReadWriteWeb
  76. John Markoff (@markoff) Science writer for The New York Times
  77. Marissa Mayer (@marissamayer) Google product development executive
  78. Caroline McCarthy (@caro) CNET writer covering Web 2.0
  79. Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) Founder of Technologizer and former editor of PC World
  80. Tom Merritt (@acedtect) Host of Buzz Out Loud and various CNET TV shows
  81. Matthew Miller (@palmsolo) ZDNet blogger on smartphones
  82. Clayton Morris (@claytonmorris) Fox TV personality covering geek topics and social media
  83. Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) Tech columnist for The Wall Street Journal
  84. Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) Founder of WordPress
  85. Rafe Needleman (@rafe) Editor of CNET's Webware
  86. Patrick Norton (@patricknorton) Tekzilla host and former TechTV personality
  87. Andrew Nusca (@editorialiste) ZDNet news writer; SmartPlanet.com editor
  88. Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media
  89. Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) Forrester analyst on new media technologies
  90. John Paczkowski (@johnpaczkowski) Tech news hound for All Things Digital
  91. Nilay Patel (@reckless) Engadget editor
  92. Jason Perlow (@jperlow) ZDNet blogger and Linux Magazine writer
  93. Chris Pirillo (@chrispirillo) Tech geek turned Internet personality
  94. Jason Pontin (@jason_pontin) Editor in Chief of MIT Technology Review
  95. David Pogue (@pogue) Tech columnist for New York Times and CNBC
  96. Seth Porges (@sethporges) Tech editor at Popular Mechanics magazine
  97. JR Rafael (@jr_raphael) Tech news writer for PC World
  98. Maggie Reardon (@maggie_reardon) CNET reporter on mobile and wireless technology
  99. Don Reisinger (@donreisinger) Gadget columnist for CNET
  100. Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) Founder of Techmeme
  101. Tim Robertson (@mymac) Podcaster; Founder of MyMac.com
  102. Peter Rojas (@peterrojas) Founding editor of both Gizmodo and Engadget
  103. Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) Founder of Digg.com, host of Diggnation
  104. Joshua Schachter (@joshu) Creator of Delicious, a.k.a. del.icio.us
  105. Jack Schofield (@jackschofield) Computer editor at The Guardian
  106. Erick Schonfeld (@erickschonfeld) TechCrunch editor
  107. Robert Scoble (@scobleizer) Tech writer and social media flag-bearer
  108. Sascha Seagan (@saschasegan) Mobile writer for PC Magazine
  109. Doc Searls (@dsearls) Tech journalist, author, open source advocate
  110. Stephen Shankland (@stshank) CNET News reporter, covering Web and search
  111. Deb Shinder (@debshinder) Popular tech tip writer for TechRepublic and other publications
  112. Dwight Silverman (@dsilverman) Technology editor for the Houston Chronicle
  113. John Siracusa (@siracusa) Apple writer for Ars Technica
  114. Jason Snell (@jsnell) Editorial Director of Macworld
  115. Joel Spolsky (@spolsky) Co-founder of Stack Overflow
  116. Mark Spoonauer (@mspoonauer) Editor in Chief of LAPTOP
  117. Brad Stone (@bradstone) Technology reporter for The New York Times
  118. Robert Strohmeyer (@rstrohmeyer) PC World editor and columnist
  119. Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) Silicon Valley blogger for AllThingsD.com
  120. Don Tennant (@dontennant) Former editor in chief of Computerworld
  121. Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) Microsoft Windows columnist, editor, and podcaster
  122. Baratunde Thurston (@baratunde) Editor, writer, and comedian; one of the funniest techies on Twitter
  123. Kevin Tofel (@kevinctofel) Managing Editor at jkOnTheRun, mobile/smartphone expert
  124. Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) Editor in Chief of Engadget
  125. Gina Trapani (@ginatrapani) Founding editor of Lifehacker.com
  126. Dan Tynan (@tynan_on_tech) Tech humor columnist and veteran tech writer
  127. Lance Ulanoff (@lanceulanoff) Editor in Chief of PC Magazine
  128. Rick Vanover (@rickvanover) Senior IT professional and TechRepublic blogger
  129. Tony Vincent (@tonyvincent) Writer on mobile tech and IT in education
  130. Werner Vogels (@werner) Amazon.com CTO
  131. Ariel Waldman (@arielwaldman) Blogger on tech and space technology
  132. Jack Wallen (@jlwallen) Linux enthusiast, columnist, and tip writer
  133. Padmasree Warrior (@padmasree) CTO of Cisco Systems
  134. Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) Computerworld columnist covering Google and Apple
  135. Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) Tech venture capitalist in New York
  136. Dave Winer (@davewiner) "The father of blogging and RSS" (BBC)
  137. Alex Wolfe (@awolfe58) Editor in Chief of InformationWeek
  138. Molly Wood (@mollywood) CNET TV host and writer; creator of the famed "Molly rant"
  139. Dave Zatz (@davezatz) Gadget and digital lifestyle blogger
  140. Jonathan Zittrain (@zittrain) Author and Harvard professor covering the Internet

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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