The Top 13 Google Insiders To Follow On Google+

Since Google+ is still in its Limited Field Trial phase, joining right now can feel quite lonely, since you can’t exactly get all your friends and family in. However, you can add many interesting people to your “Following” Circle, and keep up with developments as they happen. 

Google+ & Google Team Members

These people are the ones who share interesting pro tips and update users as new features roll out to Google+. All of them are accessible, and will respond to comments and questions in real-time. 

  • +Vic Gundotra – SVP Engineering, Google+
  • +Yonatan Zunger – Chief Architect, Social
  • +Bradley Horowitz – VP Product Management, Google+
  • +Eric Cattell – Technical Lead of the Social Graph Team
  • +Joe Rideout – Product Manager, Google+ Mobile
  • +Natalie Villalobos – Google+ Community Manager
  • +Brian Rose – Google+ Community Manager
  • +Chris Chabot – Google+ Developer Relations
  • +Andy Hertzfeld – Software Wizard – Designed the initial “Circles” prototype
  • +Brian Swetland – Senior Software Engineer, Android Systems Team Lead
  • +Chee Chew – Engineering Director
  • +Sergey Brin – Cofounder of Google
  • +Larry Page – Cofounder of Google
  • +Matt Cutts – Head of Webspam at Google

The Technorati

These people are the ones making your favourite websites, breaking stories about tech innovations and influencing the Internet. Many of them are hosting interesting discussions on Google+ about what it means, how it’ll work out of beta, and how real users can implement Google+ into their lives.

  • +Brad Fitzpatrick – Overall hacker (LiveJournal, Six Apart, Danga, memcached, MogileFS, Perlbal, Gearman, OpenID, PubSubHubub, Golang…)
  • +Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook Founder/CEO (He hasn’t actually posted anything publicly yet, but he’s got the most followers out of anyone.)
  • +Even Williams – Twitter Founder
  • +Tom Anderson – Everyone’s Friend on MySpace (In my opinion, he’s got a lot of interesting and smart things to say. Definitely one to watch.)
  • +Robert Scoble – Rackspace / Tech Blogger (This guy is everywhere. Another one to watch.)
  • +Michael Dell – Dell Computers
  • +Scott Hanselman – Microsoft Principal Program Manager
  • +Kevin Rose – Digg, Diggnation, Revision3, Milk
  • +Bill Gross – Idealab
  • +Craig Newmark – Craig’s List
  • +Amit Singhal – Google Search
  • +Ben Huh – I Can Has Cheezburger? FAIL Blog, The Daily What, etc (You may not think LOLcats can lead to intelligence, but Ben Huh’s got the goods.)
  • +Bijan Sabet – Spark Capital
  • +Tim O’Reilly – O’Reilly Media
  • +Anil Dash – Blogger, Director, Founder
  • +Fred Wilson – Union Square Ventures, Blogger (A VC)
  • +Om Malik – GigaOM
  • +Danny Sullivan – SearchEngineLand
  • +Leo Laporte – Podcaster (TWiT)
  • +Pete Cashmore – Mashable
  • +Rand Fishkin – SEOMoz
  • +Joshua Topolsky – This Is My Next
  • +Vanessa Fox – Nine By Blue, Google Webmaster Central
  • +Andrew Shotland – Local SEO
  • +Michael Arrington, +Alexia Tsotsis, +MG Siegler, +Erick Schonfeld, and +Jason Kincaid – TechCrunch
  • +Jack Herrick – wikiHow
  • +Jason Calacanis – Mahalo
  • +Adam Pash – Lifehacker
  • +Seth Godin – Squidoo
  • +Gina Trapani – ThinkUp, Lifehacker

WonderHowTo on Google+

Of course, don’t forget to follow us. +Bryan Crow, CTO of WonderHowTo and +Kimberly Lau (toastykitten to you), Director of Curation are also on Google+.

Who do you think should be on our list of people to follow? Make suggestions in our forum thread

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