Fun Fact: there are over 326 million Twitter users to date with over 74% of these users saying they use Twitter as the main platform to get their news.

It's important that we, as users, use these social platforms to their highest potential. Twitter has always been prevalent for engagement, but within the past 5 years it has taken off as a news outlet. We love being in sync with the current social media trends, so we are sharing our secret of staying ahead of the game by giving you a list of our 5 favorite journalists to follow on Twitter for this month.

Nellie Bowles, The New York Times



What she tweets about:
Tech & Internet Culture
Why we follow:
Nellie is the ultimate source for all things tech related. She covers a variety of different topics including Bitcoin and predictions about 2019 tech trends. Not only does she cover tech but she also writes about the impact that the internet and technology have on our culture and how this affects us as humans. Her Twitter is full of insight and retweets from some of the biggest tech reporters. She is a great source to see when scrolling through your feed. Get following!

Avery Hartmans, Business Insider



What she tweets about:
Technology (consumer products, apps, & gadgets) and many, many tweets about pizza
Why we follow:
You always need a good laugh and Avery is where we get ours. She combines her humor with tech knowledge to create tweet masterpieces. And honestly, some of them are just pure laugh-worthy. Avery is the Tech Products Editor at the Business Insider and previously covered all things surrounding apps and new gadgets. She’s not only our favorite journalist to get information through, but she also always seems to brighten our day with her honest and hilarious tweets.

Kaya Yurieff, CNN



What she tweets about:
Tech, Social Media, Gadgets, & Consumer Trends
Why we follow:
Kaya, a native Vermonter, began her career covering financial news before breaking into the reporting sector of technology. With the growth of social media and its constant changes, she keeps her Twitter up-to-date with new updates and releases for any and all things tech. She has a knack for covering social media changes and the effects these have on our culture. If you love being in the loop on upcoming social media changes and innovations, she is definitely one to give a follow!

Geoffrey Fowler, Washington Post



What he tweets about:
Tech products and how to navigate the tech world
Why we follow:
Geoffrey is a seasoned veteran when it comes to tech reporting. He previously worked for the Wall Street Journal for over 10+ years covering consumer trends, Silicon Valley, and political affairs. Since his move to the Post, his Twitter has become much more interactive, featuring videos and entertaining tech posts, such as his most recent with renowned organizer Marie Kondo. Whether you are needing to brush up on tech basics or find new, emerging products, Geoffrey is your go-to!

Drew Harwell, Washington Post



What he tweets about:
AI, Big Data, and Algorithms
Why we follow:
Drew is the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and has also won the Writers’ Best in Business Award within his career. He has huge amounts of knowledge when it comes to artificial intelligence and big data. What sets Drew apart is his ability to make complicated tech concepts simple for all readers. If tech concepts and vocabulary are normally way over your head, Drew will break it down for you!

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