7 Awesome Instagram Accounts Tech Geeks Should Follow


No selfies or food photos to be found on these awesome accounts.

Instagram is undeniably a fun and quirky social network that allows you to share your life with friends through pictures (and more recently, video). But your friends and family aren’t the only ones worth following on Instagram—believe it or not, a lot of brands out there have ‘gram game so strong, your thumb gets tired from all of the double taps! Here are some of our favorite tech-focused Instagram accounts (and why you should follow them):

1. Microsoft

Because she was born in extreme poverty, Ana Dodson sees herself in the girls she helps, many of whom live in homes without electricity or clean water. Her foundation, @peruvianhearts, helps these girls transform their lives, break the cycle of poverty, and build a brighter future. When she’s not able to travel to Peru, she uses @Skype to hold leadership training courses. #DoMore

A photo posted by Microsoft (@microsoft) on Mar 31, 2015 at 2:32pm PDT

Microsoft’s #DoMore campaign highlighting their customers’ lives isn’t just a cool way to give a little back to their loyal customers—it’s also a great way to show people how their products can work for anyone.

2. Kaspersky Lab

#Kaspersky #CyberSecurity Summit cybersecurity.kaspersky.com #EnterpriseSec #interpol #INTERPOlworld A video posted by Kaspersky Lab (@kasperskylab) on Apr 14, 2015 at 10:17pm PDT

A quick scroll through Kaspersky Lab’s Instagram will give you a glimpse into their corporate culture, witty jokes, and inspiring quotes. It’s no question why Parallels loves Kaspersky!

3. Facebook

Tag your friends who don’t always think things through.

A photo posted by Facebook (@facebook) on Mar 26, 2015 at 10:04am PDT

Facebook has taken the ‘quirky’ style Instagram is known for as a way to “connect the world” through technology. Many of their Instagram photos simply compel their followers to tag their friends and engage with one another online, something we love about social, too. 

4. Instagram!

“I put so many hours into creating these works,” says Meghan Maconochie (@meghanmaconochie), a South African schoolteacher who creates textured images drawn from pop culture references, which she constructs from the shavings of colored pencils. “I like to create pieces that people can relate to and recognize.” Meghan’s process begins by hand-drawing an image onto paper or a card, which gives her a base to work on. Next, she applies a thin layer of shavings on the outer edges. “I then layer it up so it has more of a sculptural look to it,” she explains. Meghan sharpens each pencil by hand to achieve the particular coarseness she prefers, sometimes going through an entire box of pencils to create an image. Despite the time she invests in her artwork, the physical renderings are ephemeral. “I am experimenting with different fixatives to see if I can preserve the image,” she says. “Sadly, at the moment, I throw them away after photographing them.” Photo by @meghanmaconochie A photo posted by Instagram (@instagram) on Apr 1, 2015 at 6:45am PDT

Instagram’s feed is great in that it’s fun and unique. Many of their photos highlight inspiring user content and the users themselves! If there was any doubt, Instagram’s owned channel proves that there are definitely some creatives in tech out there.

5. Google

#AndroidAdventures in Rio

A photo posted by Google (@google) on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:57pm PST

Want insight into the mystery that’s Google? Follow them on Instagram, where they post everything from #AndroidAdventures (where they take pictures of Android devices anywhere and everywhere you can imagine) to sneak peeks into their creative process and their dream-worthy office.

6. General Electric

The #GE90 powers the Boeing 777 and holds the world record for the ‘Most Powerful Jet Engine.’ It boasts outputs between 110,000 to 115,000 pounds of thrust and uses composite carbon fiber fan blades making it the lightest and most durable blades ever produced. Fun Fact: The GE90 is so powerful that it would turn the Titanic into a speedboat! #Stayfly with @GEAviation. #GE #jetengine #avgeek A photo posted by GE (@generalelectric) on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:56am PDT

The energy conglomerate isn’t necessarily a brand you would think as paving a style and a name for themselves on Instagram, but they sure are! Check out their feed and see for yourself.

7. Intel

Thanks to our #wireless display technologies, the future is looking cable free.

A photo posted by @intel on Apr 1, 2015 at 8:00am PDT

Intel’s Instagram is a colorful representation of their company, marrying art with technology in the best way in all of their photos. If you’re looking to be inspired, definitely give them a second glance.

 

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, to get creative, or immerse yourself in more glorious tech, Instagram (and all of the above) is a great place to start.

 

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