Top 10 tech leaders to follow on Instagram

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Popular photo sharing app Instagram has grabbed the attention of technology leaders, and not just Mark Zuckerberg, whose company Facebook acquired it for US$1bn last month.

Instagram now has more than 50m users and is adding new users at the rate of about 5m per week, Mashable.com reports Instagram’s API as showing.

Instagram reached 40m users around mid-April, after starting the month with 30m users. That 30m is double the number of users the app had at the beginning of this year.

Instagram is a social network in and of itself, allowing users to ‘follow’ other Instagram users and see the photos they have taken and stylised with different effects using the app.

Top technology leaders are among those users, and Siliconrepublic.com presents a list of top 10 tech leaders to follow on Instagram. We begin with the most obvious ones, Instagram’s founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Viewing their Instagram photos is almost like having a peek through their private albums, and perhaps an inside look at what and where these leaders draw inspiration.

Who: Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram

Find him on Instagram: @kevin

Number of photos so far: 1,219

Subject of photos: Food, landscapes

Kevin Systrom photo


Who: Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram

Find him on Instagram: @mikeyk

Number of photos so far: 1,398

Subject of photos: Objects, specialising in close-ups

Mike Krieger photo


Who: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Find him on Instagram: @zuck

Number of photos so far: 5

Subject of photos: Objects, his dog, Beast

Mark Zuckerberg photo


Who: Larry Page, CEO of Google

Find him on Instagram: @larrypage

Number of photos so far: 4

Subject of photos: Mostly objects

Larry Page photo


Who: Ben Silbermann, co-founder of Pinterest

Find him on Instagram: @bens

Number of photos so far: 124

Subject of photos: People and objects

Ben Silbermann photo


Who: Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter

Find him on Instagram: @bizstone

Number of photos so far: 261

Subject of photos: Objects, people, his baby son, Jacob

Biz Stone photo


Who: Jack Dorsey, founder and executive chairman of Twitter, founder and CEO of Square

Find him on Instagram: @jack

Number of photos so far: 520

Subject of photos: Art, people, streetscapes

Jack Dorsey photo


Who: Dennis Crowley, CEO and co-founder of Foursquare

Find him on Instagram: @dens

Number of photos so far: 462

Subject of photos: Events, objects, outdoors

Dennis Crowley photo


Who: Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress

Find him on Instagram: @photomatt

Number of photos so far: 38

Subject of photos: Food, aerial shots of cityscapes

Matt Mullenweg photo


Who: Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist

Find him on Instagram: @craignewmark

Number of photos so far: 10

Subject of photos: Vistas, streetscapes

Craig Newmark

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Tina held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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