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geeks on twitterGeekdom The Anatomy of Nerds & Geeks [INFOGRAPHIC] The Anatomy of Nerds & Geeks [INFOGRAPHIC] If you are a regular reader of MakeUseOf, and you like computers & technology, then there's a good chance you fall into one of two camps - the Nerd or the Geek. Both have their... Read More has long been perceived as the domain of men, with teenage boys who are fascinated by technology and Star Wars becoming grown adults who are obsessed with technology and Star Wars. While it’s true that there are some facets of being a geek that seem to appeal more to the male of the species, there is a growing army of female geeks more than capable of teaching men a thing or two about all things geektastic.

Having already looked at 10 websites all geeks should bookmark 10 Websites Geeks Of All Stripes Should Bookmark 10 Websites Geeks Of All Stripes Should Bookmark We geeks know what we are and revel in our existence as our place in society grows ever stronger. We are geeks, we are proud, and we're not going anywhere. As the Internet becomes a... Read More , 10 webcomics drawn for geeks 10 Awesome Webcomics Drawn Just For Geeks 10 Awesome Webcomics Drawn Just For Geeks Webcomics are arguably more popular now than they ever have been before. This is mainly due to a marked increase in the quality of content, with some webcomics being both magnificently written and magnificently drawn.... Read More , and 8 TV shows all geeks should have watched 8 TV Shows All Geeks Should Have Watched 8 TV Shows All Geeks Should Have Watched Geeks are fairly well represented on television. Sure, some shows - even those listed below - are aimed at the mainstream and therefore represent geeks as being spotty, scruffy ne'er-do-wells that live in their parents'... Read More , it’s time to explore geekery in the social networking space.

What follows is a list of the geekiest geeks who are on Twitter, all of whom just happen to be girls (or, more accurately, women). This is celebrating the glory of geek girls, and should in no way be mistaken for a negative or misogynistic piece. I follow all of these geeks on Twitter, and you should do so too.

Felicia Day @feliciaday

Felicia Day is an actress who has starred in various Web television shows, including The Guild, which she also wrote and produced. Mainstream TV watchers may know her from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Bring It On Again.

Geek Credentials: A big gamer who makes a living mostly through new media.

Veronica Belmont @veronica

Veronica Belmont is a Web video presenter who specializes in technology and gaming. She has previously worked for CNET, Slate, and PC Gamer, as well as being the original presenter of Qore on the PlayStation Network.

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Geek Credentials: A gamer, podcaster, and tech blogger also into science fiction.

Cali Lewis @calilewis

Cali Lewis is a television presenter and reporter specializing in technology and gadgets. Host of GeekBeat.tv, contributor to BBC Click, expert talking head for mainstream news channels, and social media speaker.

Geek Credentials: Lists her occupation as “Making Technology Fun!” Which says it all.

Justine Ezarik @ijustine

Justine Ezarik, better known as iJustine, is an actress, YouTube star, and lifecaster. This new media star has uploaded thousands of videos to the Web, and gained millions of video views. She has also appeared on mainstream television.

Geek Credentials: One of the best-known Internet celebrities, with an iconic name.

Sarah Lacy @sarahcuda

Sarah Lacy is a technology journalist who specializes in writing about entrepreneurs and start-ups. Formerly a writer for BusinessWeek and editor for TechCrunch, she now runs PandoDaily, which often gets the scoop on Silicon Valley and beyond.

Geek Credentials: Knows Silicon Valley and its inhabitants better than anyone else.

Randi Zuckerberg @randizuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg is the lesser known of the Zuckerbergs, with her brother Mark being the founder and CEO of Facebook. This led to her being in charge of marketing at the social networking site, but she has since left to explore other avenues of interest.

Geek Credentials: Mark Zuckerberg’s sister… that’s enough, surely.

Gina Trapani @ginatrapani

Gina Trapani is a programmer, author, and blogger best known as the founding editor of Lifehacker. She has also helped create many other websites and apps, and written articles for publications including The New York Times and PC World.

Geek Credentials: An app developer, tech writer, and podcaster who founded Lifehacker.

Kara Swisher @karaswisher

Kara Swisher is a technology journalist currently co-executive editor of All Things Digital alongside Walt Mossberg. She’s been writing about digital issues for more than 15 years, and has made friends and enemies in the business during that time.

Geek Credentials: Has interviewed Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other luminaries on stage.

Conclusions

The fact is that all of the people who made this list would be worth listening to regardless of their gender. Unfortunately while some old-fashioned notions still persist about what men and women should be interested in there’s a need to try and balance the scales in this way.

This list of geeks on Twitter isn’t complete, so please add to it with your submissions for the geekiest geek girls to follow on Twitter. Save the geekiest geek guys for another time, as that list is sure to appear at some point in the future. If you’d prefer you can instead air your thoughts on the subject at hand in the comments section below.

Remember to also follow MakeUseOf on Twitter, especially as we boast our own geek girls.

Image Credit: Cristiano Betta

  1. Rick
    September 3, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Your missing TiffanysTweets, aka SmithLord, Stacked Host and creator, DC Host, Geeking Out Host....

  2. Rick
    April 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    How about TiffanysTweets? Fan Girl, DC All Access Host, Comicbook Geek and has been a speaker or panel moderator at all of the major Cons.

  3. Maxi3w
    April 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    All I can say is "Yay to all the geek women out there!". Tech can be a whole lot of fun, fun, fun especially when some new project pops into mind to try out... (yes I am female!) :-)

    (I can now see what I am missing out on with twitter!)

  4. Weyrleader
    March 8, 2013 at 4:24 am

    What about Ada Fruit Industries CEO & founder (I forget her name unfortunately)? She's been to the White House & honored for her excellence in the Maker/Hacker Space.

    • Sarah Lewis
      March 11, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      You're thinking of Limor Fried. I'm not sure how active she is on Twitter, though.

  5. Richard Steven Hack
    March 8, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Felicia is awesome! I love her!

    She's also been in two episodes of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, and recently in two episodes of Supernatural on the CW. But she's mostly known for The Guild which is arguably the most successful Internet TV show, running for multiple seasons now. She also starred in another Internet show based on the Dragon Age video game. She is incredibly prolific with video blogs and other output. She was even featured in a Fast Company magazine photoshoot video about her Internet success.

    Used to follow Gina Trapani on Twitter, too. Don't think I still do for some reason.

  6. Chuck in CA
    March 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    How could you have forgotten one of Felicia Day's roles, which actually brought her to the attention of an even larger segment of geekdom, her continuing role of Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka's last season?

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      I don't watch Eureka, hence I missed that one. It's just another reason for her inclusion though :)

  7. adryan
    March 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Ashley Esqueda definitely needs to on this list

    • dparrack
      March 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Good shout!

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