When it comes to telling the story of tech, you will have no shortage of online information. Actually, you may be overcome by the flow of reading material spilling out on you from the screen. In order to not get lost in the sea of exciting facts and updates, you may need to shortlist your daily sources of nourishment. You probably already have a nice list of favourite tech blogs to rely on, but we could not just shy away from putting in our 2 cents.
Here’s our take on 5 tech bloggers to follow:
Michael Arrington @arrington
Named one of the most powerful people on the Internet by Wired and Forbes should not be amiss in your “to follow” list. You may know him simply as the founder of TechCrunch, a news website launched in 2005 with the focus on web startup companies, that has since become one of the most influential online blogs in the tech community.
In addition to TechCrunch, Michael Arrington has launched a personal blog – Uncrunched.com, where he writes about Internet startups, their creators, backers and investors from his personal perspective.
As Arrington put it himself: “…I’m going to write my opinion, and I’m going to write whatever the hell else I feel like in between. If people want to read what I write, yay. If they don’t, I can live with that too.”
Eric Savitz @savitz
When it comes to the business side of the technological industry, one name jumps off the list, that of Eric Savitz. The creator of Tech Trader Daily blog and the West Coast editor of Barron’s magazine, Eric Savitz is an expert in investment matters, reporting news in software, hardware and telecommunication industries. Followed and listened to by tech enthusiasts worldwide, he offers helpful insights on all sorts of money matters. Follow him on Twitter for timely updates and smart personal tips.
Kara Swisher @karaswisher
As the tech field is seeing more and more new female players, Kara Swisher is one of the veterans of the industry. She joined the Wall Street Journal in 2003 with her popular column and blog Boom Town, which appeared in the Marketplace section of the Wall Street Journal.
In 2003, Kara became the co-founder of All Things Digital, where she and her partner Walt Mossberg get to interview the leaders of the tech world. Dubbed “the number one reporter in the Valley” by Business Insider, Kara is the voice to be heard and the writer to be followed.
Adam Dachis @adachis
One of the most popular writers at Lifehacker and the author behind a number of creative solutions to tech problems, Adam is definitely someone to watch. Apart from his contributions to Lifehacker (which in itself is lots of quality reading material), Adam has a strong Twitter presence with his tech tips blog, as well as a personal website – http://www.adamdachis.com. As Adam himself describes it: This site contains samples of my work plus a list of my active projects”. And his projects are numerous: from music , videos and games to podcasts, blogs and screenplay ideas.
Dave Zatz @davezatz
Dave is the creator and writer of the cleverly named blog Zatz Not Funny. With the tagline “AllYour Digital Media Goodness”, Dave’s blog is exactly that and covers all aspects of a gadget-rich digital lifestyle and media content. Zatz Not Funny is often referred to as one of the most relevant tech blogs, following recent news and developments in the industry, products, reviews, startups and more. Additionally, Dave Zatz is a frequent contributor at The Verge, Engadget and PC Magazine.