Top Tech Geeks to Follow on Social Media in 2021
One of the beautiful things about the internet is how it fosters virtual communities where like-minded people can come together and indulge their interests. If you’re a tech lover like me, there are many inspiring bloggers, vloggers, and influencers to follow on various platforms for insights into the tech world’s latest developments.
Whether it’s a first look at new products, detailed comparisons and reviews, exciting news and rumors, tech content creators make it easy and fun to keep up with it all. Here are my favorite top ten geeks that add value to my online experience every day.
1. Steve H.McFly
Otherwise known as OnLeaks, Steve is known for his timely tip-offs about the latest in tech. He is often quoted by leading websites for accurate updates on what to expect from the tech world and offers insightful opinions about his latest products’ experiences.
For instance, OnLeaks shared accurate renders of the iPhone 11 Pro over nine months before the device was unveiled! Steve is also the co-owner of Slashleaks, a tech-leaks-focused aggregator. He is primarily active on Twitter but also has a Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram page.
2. Marques Brownlee
Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD, is one of the most well-known names in the tech world, with a YouTube channel of over 13 million subscribers at the time of writing this.
He began creating tech content at just 18 years of age and offers in-depth insights and reviews into the latest gadgets and tech trends. He has also interviewed prominent personalities like Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, the late NBA star Kobe Bryant, astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others.
3. Justine Ezarik
TechTuber, life caster author, actress — Justine Ezarik, also known as iJustine, dons many hats. She shot to popularity in the tech space after creating a viral video titled “300-page iPhone bill”, which described the first month of service after the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007.
Since then, she has gained popularity for her reviews about tech and currently has over 6.8 million subscribers on YouTube. Her conversational style and insightful takes will keep you both informed and entertained about the latest in tech. She also posts vlogs and other candid content from her life.
4. Arun Maini
Meet this young Economics grad from the University of Warwick who’s a tech enthusiast with over 6 million subscribers on YouTube. His videos are concise and packed with content that will appease the tech lover in you.
He is the UK’s leading gadgets and technology YouTuber and offers comparisons, reviews, funny experiments with technology, unboxing of the latest devices and accessories, plus much more. He has worked with an array of brands and big names such as Nokia Mobile and Huawei.
5. Safwan Ahmedmia
Safwan Ahmedmia, aka SuperSaf, is another top tech influencer from the United Kingdom who you should follow for news, views, and reviews of the latest and most innovative consumer technology.
He has over 1.6 Million YouTube subscribers and is a trusted name for product comparisons, unboxing videos, and more. Recently, he’s launched a podcast, too. So, tune in for a hearty dose of tech.
6. Zack Nelson
Zack’s website claims that “life is a DIY project,” and his work is all about pulling apart technology to review it from the inside. He has leveraged his love for repairing to build the most viewed cell phone repair channel on YouTube, with over 6.5 million subscribers.
His detailed tutorials will help you know your devices better and understand their inner workings. I love his smartphone durability tests and teardown videos. So indulge your inner tech-geek and check out his work.
7. Austin Evans
Austin has been on YouTube for over a decade and built a vibrant and highly engaged tech community. His first big ‘hit’ was a speed test between the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3. It was picked up by Mashable and got100,000 views the first day.
Two years later, an updated version with iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 also blew up with 5 million views and counting. I appreciate his content for the best insights on all things tech, from gaming PCs to smartphones and everything in between. He’s helped me pick out which smartphone to get, discover the coolest new devices, and more.
8. Linus Sebastian
Linus runs not one but four technology channels on YouTube. The most popular one is called Linus Tech Tips, which is all about making technology easier for everyone to understand.
He works with a tech enthusiast team to give you the latest consumer technology through entertaining video content. It’s a one-stop destination for informative product reviews, step-by-step PC build guides, and more.
9. Jonathan Morrison
Check out this YouTube sensation who creates amazing high-quality videos about the latest gadgets, tips, tricks, and more. He’s racked up over 2.6 million subscribers and counting.
He primarily focuses on Apple products and gives you the lowdown on how he makes the most of the latest devices. Further, he isn’t afraid to share his inputs on larger social issues when relevant such as the importance of voting or the need to end racism. Few influencers venture outside their niches, and for this, Jonathan’s work is admirable.
10. Unbox Therapy
As the name suggests, this is a Canadian unboxing and technology YouTube channel produced by Lewis George Hilsenteger, who hosts the videos, and Jack McCann, who takes care of the videography.
The channel has 17.6 million subscribers at the time of writing and is the place to be to indulge all your curiosities about the latest gizmos on the market. After all, if you don’t buy every shiny new thing, it’s interesting to experience them vicariously.
Who’s your tech guru?
These were my top ten picks, but there are innumerable others who create unique tech content that is entertaining and inspiring. Who are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below, and let’s continue this conversation!