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Photos: The top tech Twitterers

Where to find IT's best 140-character wisdom

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Where to find IT's best 140-character wisdom

Microblogging app Twitter is no longer merely the preserve of web 2.0 geeks. It's been appropriated and publically embraced by politicians such as US President Barack Obama and celebrities such as Stephen Fry. With friends like those, it's no surprise that its following is growing.

Obama gained more than 60,000 Twitter followers during his US Presidential election campaign but has now amassed more than 500,000, despite the fact he's undoubtedly far too important (and busy) to spend one iota of time composing tweets.

Gadget lover Fry, meanwhile, has accumulated more than 320k followers - a figure that leapt up considerably after he discussed the Twitter phenomenon on Tonight With Jonathan Ross (Ross, incidentally, is also tweeting).

But what about tech execs? Which IT gurus are getting in on the microblogging action? Check out the following pages for our round-up of the top tech execs sending random thoughts out into the cyber ether.

And of course you can keep up with the latest silicon.com headlines via our Twitter feed: siliconlatest.

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While the big-name tech CEOs have yet to wake up to Twitter, there are a wealth of trendy Silicon Valley start-up kids, tech entrepreneurs and evangelists, plus a fair few CIOs and CTOs already using the 140-character service.

The three co-founders of Twitter - Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams - are all tweeting, as you'd expect.

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There are plenty of other high profile tech personalities around too - Kevin Rose, founder of Digg.com, and Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch.

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If software and open source is your thing there are plenty to follow: Mitch Kapor founder of Lotus and the Mozilla Foundation, Ian Murdock, founder of Debian and Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux (albeit merely piping his blog content to Twitter via the twitterfeed app).

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Dot-com founders Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, and Pierre Omidyar founder/chairman of eBay are also Twitter users.

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There's also plenty of tech entrepreneurs and evangelists, including chairman of Virgin Group Richard Branson, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Tim O'Reilly and Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.

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Web 2.0 CEOs on Twitter include Mickael Remond, CEO of ProcessOne, CEO of Xobni Jeff Bonforte and Alex Tew, co-founder & CEO of PopJam and creator of The Million Dollar Homepage.

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Plus there are a number of CTOs displaying their wisdom - including Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco, and Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon - one of silicon.com's top 10 Agenda Setters for 2008.

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