Twitter is an indispensable asset for those working in the technology industry, as well as for those who just like to keep up-to-date with all things tech-related. It's usually on Twitter that you'll first hear about the industry's latest developments and all the new technological trends, especially now that some of the greatest minds in technology and science are using the social media site on a day-to-day basis.
To mark Twitter's 10th anniversary, we've come up with a list of 10 tech-related Twitter accounts you should follow for your daily dose of geek. We assume, as people of taste, you already follow IBTimes UK's very own @IBTimesUKTech.
1. Nasa (@NASA)
For anybody interested in the wonders of the cosmos, Nasa's official Twitter account is an exhaustive source of space-related news updates, videos and images. Nasa frequently tweets updates from the International Space Station, including awe-inspiring photos of the earth taken from hundreds of miles above its surface.
2. WTF, Evolution?! (@wtf_evolution)
Science writer Mara Grunbaum's celebration of biodiversity takes a light-hearted look at the wackier side of evolution. The account is based on a Tumblr feed of the same name and has since spawned a book. It catalogues everything from a fish with hands to an insect that sneaks up on its prey and farts on them until they pass out, before eating them. Obviously.
3. Evan Blass (@evleaks)
These days when a smartphone leaks, you can usually bet that Evan Blass will be the first to know about it. Blass has become a trusted source for technology journalists after gaining a somewhat notorious reputation for leaking details of dozens of smartphones and tablets on Twitter. His leaks tend to be pretty on the money, so people get pretty excited when he claims to have info on a new device.
4. Symmetry magazine (@symmetrymag)
Let's face it: physics is complicated. While we might have a basic grasp on the concepts of time and relativity, our faces usually glaze over when somebody tries to have an in-depth conversation with us about the standard model of particle physics or quantum chromodynamics. That's why we're happy there are websites like Symmetry, which breaks down the jargon to make physics accessible to all.
5. Deep Sea News (@deepseanews)
Deep Sea News is the Nasa of the sea, trawling the deepest depths of the ocean to bring you all the latest updates from the brine. The account tweets on everything from newly discovered animals to marine research and oceanography, while all the time promoting the conservation of the Earth's oceans.
6. Reshma Saujani (@reshmasaujani)
Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organisation working to close the gender gap in the tech industry. Suajani works tirelessly to draw attention to the male-dominated nature of the technology industry and encourage more woman to get involved.
7. Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield)
Chris Hadfield has gained a reputation as one of the world's most tech-savvy astronauts after establishing a considerable social media following. Not only does the Canadian frequently tweet space facts to his 1.57 million-strong audience, but he also runs a popular Tumblr blog and was behind one of the biggest Reddit AMA sessions of all time.
8. The SETI Institute (@SETIInstitute)
The Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) institute is currently scouring space for signs that we might not be alone in the vast, endless cosmos. Provided you're following them on Twitter, you'll be one of the first to know if ET ever comes a-knocking.
9. Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera)
Gabe Rivera is the mastermind behind technology news aggregator Techmeme, now the go-to source for those looking to stay on top of the industry's hottest topics. As well as tweeting about the latest goings-on in the digital world, Rivera also offers his own, often very funny, opinions on contemporary tech issues.
10. Aaron Levie (@levie)
Aaron Levie is the CEO of Box, an online cloud storage file sharing and content management service for businesses. Levie has been awarded by Fortune and Forbes for entrepreneurship and his account discusses the latest technology news and how it intersects with cybersecurity, politics and business.