The Internet of Things (IoT) is hot these days… it’s almost annoyingly popular, even though we’re part of the industry. But considering that the IoT touches everyone and nearly every company, I guess it makes sense that Cisco is working on renaming it to the Internet of Everything. With everyone chattering about the IoT, it can be hard to know just who to listen to.
That’s why we created a list of the top 43 IoT Twitter accounts. Why 43? I guess we don’t really like rounding off our lists. This group of Twitterers includes true experts and thought leaders in the field who share the latest updates and news on M2M and IoT technology so that you stay in the know. We chose accounts based on the quality of content they share, their list of followers, how often they post, and a little bit of our own subjective opinion. (There’s a lot of other great accounts out there, but we couldn’t include everyone.) So check these IoT Twitter leaders out (in alphabetical order) and be sure to follow the ones that interest you:
The Best IoT Twitter Follows
1. Adam Justice: Founder of @ConnectSense and VP at @GridConnect.
2. Ajit Jaokar: Data scientist who focuses on IoT, big data, and smart cities.
3. Alicia Asin: CEO and engineer at Libelium.
4. Alex Hawkinson: Founder & CEO of SmartThings.
5. Angela Orebaugh: Technology and cybersecurity fellow, author, and speaker.
6. Bill Ruh: Head of GE Global Software.
7. Building IoT: The official Twitter account of buildinginternetofthings.com.
8. David Janes: Founder of iotdb.org.
9. Dion Hinchcliffe: Chief Strategy Officer, enterprise architect, speaker, book author, and blogger.
10. Dominique Guinard: CTO at evrythng.com.
11. Doug Laney: VP of research and information innovation at Gartner.
12. Dr. John Bates: Executive board member at Software AG.
13. Haris Spourdalakis: Fan of M2M technology and the IoT revolution and a group head at Pod System.
14. IBM InternetofThings: The Twitter account of IBM that focuses on IoT news.
15. Industrial IoT: An official Twitter account of Telefonica Innovation.
16. InternetofThings: The Cisco Twitter account dedicated to IoT topics.
17. Internet of Things: Everything Internet of Things, tweeted by @JamesChevalier.
18. Internet of Things: An Internet of Things information center.
19. Internet of Things: Articles about the Internet of Things.
20. IoT Attack: Retweets and shares on anything that mentions the IoT.
21. IoT Blogs: The Twitter account of OpineIt, a site where you can post IoT blogs.
22. IoT Events: Worldwide Internet of Things events listings.
23. IoT Guide: A guide to all things IoT, focusing on events and new products.
24. IoT Journal: They aim to help companies understand the benefits of IoT.
25. IoTPedia: Trends, thoughts, and curated content on IoT.
26. IoTverse: News on IoT, M2M communications, and wireless sensor networks.
27. IoT Watcher: An account by @_trendspotter that aggregates IoT news.
28. Jeremy Cowan: Editor of the global IoT and connected devices magazine, M2MNow.
29. Joe Speed: Director of IoT at The Linux Foundation.
30. John C. Havens: Founder of H(app)athon and author.
31. Ken Craggs: Interested in the Internet of Things.
32. Libelium: The official Twitter account of Libelium.
33. Mac Devine: IBM Distinguished Engineer, VP of SDN Cloud Services, and CTO of IBM Cloud Services Division.
34. Mark Ruddock: Founder and CEO of INEA, former CEO of Viigo.
35. Microsoft IoT: Microsoft’s official Twitter account for the Internet of Things.
36. Postscapes: Tracking the Internet of Things.
37. Scott Amyx: Wearables and Internet of Things thought leader and speaker.
38. Stefan Ferber: VP of Bosch Software.
39. Vahe Kassardjian: President at INM.
40. Walter Colitti: R&D consultant/manager at Inxition.
41. Wearables and IoT: Latest news and updates from IoT, Wearables, and Robotics.
42. Zeiner: Researcher in Internet of Things, data analytics, cloud computing, and robotics.
43. Xively: They help with the creation, deployment, and management of connected products and solutions on IoT.
There’s a lot of IoT talk going on, and you can be a part of it. Follow these Twitter accounts to get the latest news and information so you’re never a step behind. Congratulations to those who made the list! Think there’s someone we should add to the list? Let us know who we should add:
Or... just leave a comment below and we'll check out your recommendation.
As this article was passed around, we had a number of new suggestions. Here are the write-in candidates:
44. Jeremy Geelan: Founder & Chair of the IoT Expo Conference series.
45. EVRYTHNG: They build an IoT Smart Products Platform that connects consumer products to the Web.
46. PTC: They help manufacturers gain product and service advantages in the IoT.
47. Thingworx: This is a PTC company (see above) that has built a platform for building and running applications.
48. Chris Decker: Chris is an entrepreneur who tweets about makers, design, and the Internet of Things.
49. Julien Vermillard: Julien is an IoT software develop and an Eclipse IoT Fellow. He blogs about IoT security and more.
50. Sean O'Sullivan: Sean is the founder of LocalSocial and he tweets about wireless, Bluetooth, iBeacon, and more IoT-related resources.
51. IEEE IoT: This is the professional association for technology advancement's dedicated IoT Twitter account.
52. Octoblu: This company has built an M2M instant messaging mesh network & API for the IoT.