A guide to following your favourite browser on Twitter

These days, you can follow feeds for just about anything on Twitter. Since you use Twitter in your web browser and you want the best browsing experience possible, you might want to start following web browser feeds to stay up to date on the latest browser news and updates.

There are plenty of Twitter feeds representing most of the major desktop browsers – Firefox, IE, Chrome, and Opera. The notable exception is Apple's Safari, as Cupertino apparently doesn't go in for tweeting. Many of the feeds are developer oriented, naturally; Twitter is a great place for the gear-heads to have open conversations about what works and what doesn't in a rendering engine or background Javascript.

But some feeds are for the average web surfing enthusiast: Those of us who make a living online, surfing all day, and depend on a good browsing experience. We are always interested in the updates to browser software that will bring improvement to our web-based lives.

So in this article, we’ll show you the seven best browser feeds on Twitter that you should follow if you have an interest in the on-going browser wars. You'll get the scoop on new releases, beta tests, bugs, interesting facts, and details on add-ons and extensions that could improve your browsing in ways you didn't know were possible.

Follow these feeds, click some of their links and you'll soon find yourself with the fastest, most decked out, cutting edge browser available.

With 2.4 million followers as of this writing, @firefox, Mozilla's official account for Firefox, is one of the most followed browser-related feeds on Twitter. It's as much a worldwide community as it is a news feed, featuring ongoing conversations with users and developers alongside the latest information about what's new in FF.

A favourite of the official Firefox Twitter followers, @rockyourfirefox is pure Mozilla-browser-geek heaven. If there's a tweak or add-on for Firefox worth knowing about, it gets tweeted here, with links to get you to the latest.

The official feed of Mozilla Labs, @mozlabs, is for the true developer. It's a place where Mozilla's top people behind the browser's innovations post about their experiments with add-ons and the Firefox browser itself.

Another official account? Yes indeed, Mozilla knows that Twitter is a great place to disseminate information and that goes double when getting info to web developers. @moxhacks is all about the latest web tech going into Firefox.

Norway's number one alternative browser maker is on Twitter, with a feed for all things Opera-related. The Opera browser is speedy, and offers some really smart mobile innovations with Opera Mini. The @opera account is certainly well worth following.

Redmond's official Internet Explorer account on Twitter targets web developers with the latest about IE's updates, and teases what's coming in the future. If you want to keep an eye on Microsoft’s browser, @IE is a good place to start.

Chrome has grown to be a powerhouse of the browser world, and its Twitter feed reflects that, with a massive 3.6 million followers worldwide – 50 per cent more folks than Firefox has. This official Twitter account from Google, @googlechrome, covers the innovations going into the browser, and how well it ties to other Google services.

Our Twitter guides are some of the most widely read free guides available. If you enjoyed this article, there is a comprehensive set of links to our other Twitter guides and feature articles in the ITProPortal introductory guide to using Twitter effectively and for a comprehensive list of features and guides on social media do check out our article on the social media conundrum.