AVC People

Jerry sent me an email last night after a day of exchanging comments with the people on this blog. I replied and explained to him:

there are a couple hundred "regulars" that hang out at AVC

it's like our own little "cheers" without the beer

i get to be woody

One of those regulars, Shana Carp, has made it her objective to create a twitter list of all of the regulars. 

She calls her list AVC people

Thanks Shana.

I've added it to my twitter account. You can do the same here.

If you want to be added to the list, please leave your name and twitter handle in the comments to this post. Shana has graciously offered to keep this list up for at least a few months.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. Aviah Laor

    You have slashdotted twitter as well Fred. It says “Something is technically wrong.Thanks for noticingβ€”we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.”

    1. fredwilson

      it’s up for me, but with twitter, anything is possible unfortunately

      1. Collin Canright

        Count me in on this one as well.Collin Canright > @collincanright

  2. ramine

    Im just a lurker (I read pretty much every post but I don’t comment).Anyway, my name is Ramine Darabiha and I’m @raminedarabiha

    1. fredwilson

      you are a commenter now Ramine!

      1. ramine

        Oh no! I should have known this was bait πŸ˜›

        1. ShanaC

          *giggles* see…bait tastes good…

    2. Mark Essel

      You’ve fallen for Fred’s trap card! Once you break the ice with a comment you’ll feel compelled to correct all the conflicting wrong headed comments other people like myself make πŸ˜‰

    3. Matthias

      Same here @Matze_JimdoThanks for the add

    4. David Rosenthal

      I’m also a daily lurker/reader. Would love to join the list!David Rosenthal@djrosent

  3. scotty the body

    @scottythebody , please

    1. fredwilson

      maybe the first regular. @scottythebody was commenting day one when it was just me and him

      1. Mark Essel

        *moved to the right spot*

    2. Mark Essel

      Scotty way to pick fantastic blogs!

      1. scottythebody

        There were a lot fewer people to interact with online back then, actually, but it was hard to find people who felt like they could be your friends. Honestly, I don’t remember how I found AVC, but I thought that Fred and his family (I read a lot of Gotham Gal, too) seemed cool. The VC part was only peripheral to the parental stories, music geekouts, tech nerd lovefests, politics and whatever else, but now I really enjoy the VC part, too.

        1. fredwilson

          and i get to live vicariously in europe through you

  4. kidmercury

    loyalty to niche social networks will replace/subvert nationalism….as niche social networks become our true emotional/psychological communities, they will be the most natural place to integrate virtual currencies and commerce…..in doing so they will free tehmselves of economic dependence upon nation states (and will prove themselves to be far more efficient than nation states — though admittedly that’s not too hard)…..blog stars are gonna change the world, boss. or, more correctly, blog star communities are going to change the world.AVC Nation stand up!!!!we def need a national anthem……

      1. kidmercury

        pfft…..all i know is fredwilson.fm kicks it clear channel style and censors my conspiratorial internet business songs….lol j/k boss i’m down with fredwilson.fm. today i got death cab covering the smiths, i love the smiths. but anyway, now that the beef with jdawg is on i think it may warrant getting kid mercury some airplay on fredwilson.fm! πŸ˜€

        1. Mark Essel

          “somegirls are bigger than others…”I use to paint full time to the Smiths on my Walkman ripoff back in 1994

          1. Dave Pinsen

            The Smiths kick ass. The music still holds up.Interesting that this cover is by Death Cab — the lead singer’s wife starred in a movie (500 Days of Summer) in which Smiths music featured prominently. The original is better though.I wonder if Fred ever checked out The Cult, which has a connection with The Smiths: The Cult’s guitarist, Billy Duffy, was in a band with Morrissey back in the day,

          2. Mark Essel

            The threads weave us all together, nice tie in- I had no idea.Hey Dave any chance you can jump into a live chat/meeting with Howard Lindzon, and Andy Swan. You gents all speak the same language, would love to hear the dialogue/discussion.

          3. Dave Pinsen

            Sure, I’d be happy to chat with Andy and Howard. I’ve been meaning to follow up with Andy about something anyway.BTW, I thought of you briefly yesterday at the Interesting Cafe at Fred’s portfolio company Clickable (I blogged about it if you’d like to check it out). The lecture was about happiness, etc. Thought that kind of thing would have been right up your alley (Silicon Alley pun unintended).

          4. Mark Essel

            I haven’t been to my goog reader in a week or two. Gotta make sure I’m following you on Twitter asap so I don’t miss posts.

          5. Dave Pinsen

            I haven’t been tweeting every blog post. Should I be? I just tweeted an investment post yesterday so Phil could put it in the StockTwits newsletter.

          6. Mark Essel

            Please do Dave, that’s my defacto reader.

          7. awaldstein

            Email follows are the easiest Mark. I never miss your posts now that you have an email subscribe.

          8. Mark Essel

            I didn’t see an option on Dave’s blog(s).Only seeing one eye due to the screen on my phone Arnold. You look like a pirate with a patch.Avast Ye!

          9. awaldstein


          10. Dave Pinsen

            Mark,Next time you’re looking at my blog from a real computer, if you don’t see the necessary plug-in, let me know and I’ll have my guys install it.TIA.BTW, a quick thank you to you, Arnold and David for stopping by my new blog today. It was like a little housewarming from the AVC community.

          11. Mark Essel


          12. fredwilson

            yup. i believe dave in hackensack is also a huge cult fan. what is it about daves and the cult?

          13. David NoΓ«l

            +1 on The Cult

          14. Dave Pinsen

            The Cult FTW.

          15. awaldstein

            You folks have serious musical knowledge and chops. I’m in awe and way beyond me. Except maybe my early experiences sneaking out of the house to see The Blues Project playing downtown.

          16. Dave Pinsen

            Sorry, I should clarify, Fred: I am DaveinHackensack. Think of me as a superhero whose identity has been revealed.

          17. fredwilson

            wow. somehow i missed the transformation.

          18. markslater

            the cult is what i grew up listening to.She sells sanctuary…..

          19. Dave Pinsen

            I first heard Sonic Temple on tape on another soldier’s smuggled Walkman when I was in Army infantry training in Ft. Benning, GA in 1989. Been a fan ever since. We saw them twice this past year on their anniversary Love tour — did you go? That’s the tour where they played Love in its entirety (plus a handful of other songs afterwords).I am hoping they will release a 25th anniversary live version of Love this year, taking the best version of each song from different stops on the tour. The songs on that album sound so much better live (especially with the Cult’s current drummer John Tempesta who is fierce and precise.

          20. markslater

            asbury still singing? i confess i have not seen them since the early 90’s.

          21. Dave Pinsen

            Astbury is still singing well. In addition to the Cult, he stood in for Jim Morrison during the Doors tour a few years ago.

        2. karen_e

          The Smiths FOREVER. Isn’t it crazy how their songs get better over time?

          1. kidmercury

            seriously. morrissey is one of my all time fave singers

          2. karen_e

            I remember when their early albums came out and how nuts I was for them then. A few years later I was living in Scotland and there were these cool Smiths parties at the pubs, which I was a touch too young to feel comfortable going to, but I loved seeing the tacked-up posters on the telephone poles and feeling like I “understood”. And now it still gives me chills to listen to those albums. It’s so magical how classics happen before your eyes/ears. Also, I come from a singing family, and I always noticed how singable Morrissey’s songs are (and how they seemed to fit perfectly in my vocal range). So it’s easy and rewarding to belt along with him. YEAH!

          3. fredwilson

            the gotham gal is a huge smiths fan. me too, but she leads the charge in our home

          4. Alex Murphy

            The smiths are an all time great!AVC is in the must read folder! Thanks Fred / Woody.@alex_murphy

        3. markslater

          gets some temper trap in there fred@concavesports

      2. MikePLewis

        I was actually inspired by fredwilson.fm to start ilikethissong.com as a little experiment. Personal radio stations are a great thing

        1. fredwilson

          i’m listening now. i love personal radio stations

    1. Aviah Laor

      DISQUS: we wait!

      1. kidmercury

        lol well first we will need things to collapse more, to the point where people are like “damn wtf we gonna do now”…..at that point i hope everyone remembers what your good buddy kid mercury told you πŸ™‚

        1. Aviah Laor

          lol. This must include Facebook. I always have a little pity for the poor Facebook teens once they become parents and ALL their glory adolescence will be available online for their kids:Parent: “you know, when I was at your age…”Kid: “yeah, right”

          1. ShanaC

            Their kids growing up are already on facebook because of the parents. I know people my age with new infants -it’s a matter of time before they end up tagged…I can’t decide what I think about it.

          2. fredwilson

            Tagging photos is the silver bullet of fb

      2. awaldstein

        Avatar you must get!

        1. Aviah Laor

          I will

      3. Mark Essel

        What Arnold said.

    2. StephanieSmith

      feeling very energized by your awesome ideas, kidmercury! these days it feels like ‘the group’ is way more important than ‘the individual’ in terms of economics and freedom. i think niche social network communities are gonna jump offline soon, too (via geo-location, etc). looking forward to the new opps that will bring…

      1. kidmercury

        no doubt….the music act nine inch nails has an iphone app, which lets you find other members of the NIN soc net in your area….some day we will have something similar (but better!) for AVC Nation!

        1. theslingster

          I intend to take the handle”kidsilver” a la quicksilver. You ok with this?

          1. kidmercury

            lol, well you should take the handle of your choice regardless of my opinion, but yes, i’m definitely cool with it! it’s all about meme starting these days — hope more folks will follow your lead! πŸ˜€

    3. Carl Rahn Griffith

      Re: National Anthem … whilst Patriotism is the Last Refuge of a Scoundrel, may I nominate:http://www.youtube.com/watc…Enjoy.

  5. Colm Brophy

    regular reader, occasional commenter here.@colmbrophy

  6. ErikSchwartz

    Thanks Shana!Thanks Fred!

  7. ErikSchwartz

    I assume the disqus people are thinking about ways that management of such lists could be automated (at least in part).

    1. fredwilson

      that would be a cool idea. i know that shana has talked to daniel aboutthis.

      1. kulsingh

        Hi Fred, looking forward to your feedback on Tickreel when you get a chance as this is something we do and take it quite a bit farther. Would also love to connect with Disqus team when it makes sense. Thanks.Shana- please include me on your list as I am a regular reader and occasional commenter. Thank you. @kulsingh

        1. Ro Gupta

          feel free to reach out – ro at disqus dtcm . thks

          1. kulsingh

            Thanks Ro for reaching out. I’ll touch base next week. See some interesting synergies and look forward to discussing.

          1. kulsingh

            I sent you a brief overview on our approach via email last week and was looking forward to your feedback on that. Sorry that wasn’t clear above and thanks for checking. The alpha will be ready in a week to 10 days (will forward it to you as soon it’s ready). I’ll also connect with Ro from Disqus next week to explore potential synergies.

          2. fredwilson

            i am not great at evaluating ideas on paperi much prefer to evaluate ideas once they’ve been executed on to somedegreee

          3. mikepk

            My personal theory: no one is good at evaluating ideas on paper. Without some working example or prototype, the only thing you can evaluate is the character of the founders, their experience and their passion. There are just too many independent variables to figure out what’s a ‘good’ idea (with just an idea).

          4. fredwilson

            i am your personal theory in action

          5. kulsingh

            That’s fair. I’ll email you when it’s ready. I had forwarded you some materials beforehand given we are a platform / infrastructure play (although we did build an app that illustrates some of our capabilities given we realize its easier to evaluate an idea by using it versus on paper). But I wanted to highlight our approach as it intersects many themes you discuss on your blog (and invest in) while at the same time taking a differentiated approach to the “web”.

    2. awaldstein

      Great idea.Disqus, which is like oxygen to the blogger and commentor, can do more.

      1. Dave Pinsen

        I’m also using Disqus to drive a comment contest on my new blog: Incentive plan to encourage intelligent commenting.

        1. awaldstein

          Cool.Think I’ve blogged on Disqus as a community builder but maybe its time to dust off my thinking. http://bit.ly/34pdXr

          1. Mark Essel

            Fantastic post, and some incredible commenters πŸ˜‰

          2. obscurelyfamous

            That’s great, Arnold. Thanks.

    3. scottmag

      That is a cool idea. As Disqus appear on more blogs it could be come a discovery guide to people that share your interests, and to other places you should visit.

      1. Mark Essel

        It already is for me. I followed Arnold, an Andy, David, and Chris to some excellent social blog communities. It’s nice when you already know a good section of the commenters

        1. awaldstein

          I agree Mark.I think Disqus can do more for the commentor/bloggers (like us) and also more for the lurkers/readers. Once they draw in the huge numbers of folks who don’t comment they’ve locked onto a huge population that is really unserved.

          1. Mark Essel

            I mentioned this to Fred before, but I really do believe AVC is about to go nuclear. If not today, then sometime in the next few months. The comments will soon grow beyond his ability to fully interact with. He’ll need forum like moderators (like Kid). Or maybe some groovy new social tech that we haven’t dreamed up yet?

          2. awaldstein

            Hmmm, maybe so.It all depends what Fred wants of course.One direction could be to move to an interactive broadcast as a spur to the community. For example, I’m working with a company that is developing a product that lets a one2many video broadcast with interactive chat, move to a many2many video where the chatters can be handed the camera and get part of the spit screen. Basically, a group of ‘commentors’ could become rolling cohosts of an internet broadcast. Not there yet, but close.Point is that if the community can’t scale infinitely, then you bifurcate it into ‘channels’ some of which could be broadcast for a larger, ‘watching’ audience.Obviously this is off the top of my head.

          3. RichardF

            I agree Mark. I wonder what would happen if Fred added some more community tools e.g. chatroom, a forum. Obviously he doesn’t have time to moderate it.

          4. kidmercury

            indeed! a blogosphere and profile page for members. a commerce area for approved merchants. banner/ad delivery system. a badge/gameplay system to help establish a community hierarchy/reputation system. and of course, the lynchpin, the secret sauce that takes it to the next level and helps finance it all……fredbucks, the community currency!

          5. Mark Essel

            Welcome to Fredland, and enjoy your stay!

          6. kidmercury

            lol, good call, i like fredland better than AVC Nation.i think fred’s avatar should be the national flag

          7. fredwilson

            i thought about adding formspring.me and have not because i don’t want to add yet another thing i have to engage with each day

          8. kidmercury

            good call boss. you need to focus on being the blog star and living the blog star life of sex, drugs, and blogging. the business side of things should left to the fools at the label.

          9. RichardF

            I’m sure – It’s amazing the amount you engage here at the moment.I think a link to a chatroom with a couple of mods could be interesting or behind a paywall – maybe the freemium model applied to avc!

          10. kidmercury

            there needs to be a content management system for blog stars. that is my one beef with disqus, i don’t see it fitting into a world where the community has surpassed importance and influence over the blog star — which is exactly what will happen in the best and most lucrative blog star communities, IMHO.

          11. DGentry

            I’m reading Here Comes Everybody now, which has some interesting insights into the phenomena. It sneaks up on you: the blog remains the same, the technology remains unchanged, the people are still here, but very gradually the volume of interaction outstrips the amount of time available to attend to it.It is not a new phenomena either: Charles Lindbergh refused to let anyone else answer his fan mail, convinced that he would eventually find time to get to it. Of course, he never did.

          12. fredwilson

            i can keep up in about 30 minutes a day, often less. i’m fine with going nuclear btw

          13. DGentry

            I notice your comments appearing at various times throughout the day and often in bunches, I assume you use spare minutes here and there to respond to Disqus emails. It seems like you also set aside a block of time shortly after a post goes live, the interaction is very quick then.I very much appreciate the time you spend tending to this site. I feel like I’ve learned a lot here.

          14. fredwilson

            yup. i want to get the conversation going. then i have to get back to work and family. but i keep coming back, checking in. it’s 24 hours later and i’m still checking in. i want to see every comment left on this blog and respond to those that move me to do so

          15. Mark Essel

            “i’m fine with going nuclear btw”You’re a trooper πŸ˜‰

          16. Mark Essel

            Many of us have received a great deal (and wide range) of value from our visits here.Personally I’ve learned a great deal about how little I know about:-starting a scalable business-making deals with partners/cofounders/investors-location importance in startups-relationship/network building-share preferences, liquidation, and common term sheets-how to make a pitch-when to make a pitch (when the hockey stick is going up of course)-how real estate investment works (thanks JLM)-art, design, and architecture-USV’s investment set is chock full of win (every tool, game or service is incredible) and I use many of them each day-how to build a blog community: open for discussion daily posts, and responding to comments while positively influencing the vibe-how to give back, Donor’s Choose Rocks-how to begin Hacking Educationand the list goes on and on.

          17. awaldstein

            All true Mark.Friendship with folks of integrity and smarts is the top of my list.

          18. Mark Essel


          19. David NoΓ«l

            This is a great recap, Mark.You missed one out though: music πŸ™‚

          20. kidmercury

            i’d like to add kookology to the list

          21. David Semeria

            Isn’t there a contradiction there Mr Mercury?Like an indie band signing to a major label, or Groucho Marx joining a club that would have him?

          22. fredwilson

            and what really happened on 9/11

          23. Carl Rahn Griffith

            It’s like TED/WEF/UN, but without the bullshit πŸ™‚

        2. Kevin

          That’s a good idea.

      2. DGentry

        It would be awfully interesting to see the graph of blogs which have significant overlap in active participants.

        1. fredwilson

          it’s coming, from disqus of course

        2. Mark Essel

          I just pop onto http://www.disqus.com/profi… I follow Fred, David Semeria, Arnold Waldstein, Shana Carp, Dave Pinsen, Kid Mercury, Chris Dixon, Carl Rhan Griffith and probably a few more. Just added you DGentryIt doesn’t matter what’s on top of the conversation so much as it inspires the conversation.blogs I see many of the same faces on:Here’s a user editable list please add to it

          1. ShanaC

            You really should switch this to a spreadsheet. Makes the list format easier to deal with.

          2. Mark Essel

            Should be an easy cut and paste. Do you know of any other blogs many AVC’ers cohabitate on?

          3. ShanaC

            Off the top of my head, no. In some senses this is all also like asking for contact information. And now you see what the original problem was.

          4. fredwilson

            Disqus does and its coming soon

    4. Mark Essel

      @TreyRatcliff set this up. Check Stuck In Customs and there’s a list tool that I added myself to.

  8. Sandro

    It’s a pleasure reading your and the community’s invaluable daily insights.Please add me to list: @SandroP

  9. LIAD

    sounds good to me…..as long as I’m not Norm

  10. Bruno Pedro

    Now this would be a great feature for DISQUS or other blog comment solution: automatically build a list of “regulars” — people who often comment on your blog — and optionally update a twitter list.If anyone from DISQUS is reading, what do you think?BTW, I’m @bpedro on twitter.

    1. Ro Gupta

      hi bruno. fyi, we do provide widgets for surfacing things like top commenters if you check the the admin interface. agree, though – more to be done

  11. roblevin12

    add me to the list @roblevin12. Thanks

  12. thisisananth

    @thisisananth I have commented a couple of time here.

  13. Adrian

    Cool idea…thx! @ablockus

  14. Geoff

    @geoffjones thanks

  15. Dan T

    I went to the list and “recommended” my twitter id to be added.that might be easier on Shana?@dantinpa

    1. Mark Essel

      Smooth πŸ˜‰

  16. Mark Essel

    Shana, great list, you’re a community building natural :).I think @treyratcliff (hdr photo travel blog hero) setup a site where people could add themselves to the list. If you like I’ll ask him how he did it, and the people can add themselves. It is still editable by you too.Is there a collaborative list site already out there? Would be perfect. I can try to cook something up of there’s not.

  17. Colin Wright

    I’d love to be on the list!Colin Wright, @colinismyname

  18. awaldstein

    Shana–thnx so much.Fred-This blog starts my day and my thanks to you for building this community.

  19. Dave Pinsen

    Shana’s in for a pleasant surprise when she checks out AVC today.

    1. Mark Essel

      I should email her

      1. Dave Pinsen

        Is she still in Chicago? And in college? What were you doing at 7:30am on Fridays when you were in college? I’m guessing you were dead asleep.

        1. Mark Essel

          Hehe, no commment :)Shana’s back in NY, and looking for work. I wrote up a recommendation for a Wired intern position but it never made it to the right person (first I bugged Kevin Kelly, but he said he’s been out of Wired for too long).She may be talking with an entrepreneur we know about a job so I’ll zip it.

          1. ShanaC

            Actually I’m generally a nervous wreck. Which I figure is part of my growing up experience.

          2. ShanaC

            Also- interestingly, Wired turned me down. And I am oddly ok with that. Their loss.

          3. Mark Essel

            Sorry to hear that, their loss.I’ll have to do a better job with writing something positive and getting it into the right hands next time πŸ˜‰

          4. ShanaC

            I think I also need a more sane sense of a resume. People actually arguewhat kind of resume I should have…don’t ask.

        2. fredwilson

          shana is back in NY

        3. ShanaC

          I’m back in NY. I have BA work to do. I graduate in June. And trying to find life clarity. I figure the one thing I really need is some sense of balance before I do anything really important, that I really need to grow up and mature. No, I am not sure what the best way to do this is. That’s about it.

          1. fredwilson

            move to the a fourth story walkup in the east village. eat at veselka. hang out in tompkins square. that’s more or less what the gotham gal and i did after college.

          2. ShanaC

            I have to have the money and a job to do that. And if I were doing that, I think I would be lonely at first.

          3. fredwilson

            Yes and yes

  20. jeffsilbert

    My first comment. Please add me to the list @jeffsilbert(by the way I could not use the cursor via the Droid in this comment box so had to go to my computer)

    1. fredwilson

      disqus login on android is not optimized for the android browser. i’ve told daniel that already. i hope it gets fixed. please don’t make this your first and last comment Jeff

  21. Tom Labus

    comment on and off @tomlabus

  22. falicon

    If disqus offered up Twitter handles vai their API, I would build a dynamic list feature based on who comments on a given blog for Twitter (very much like we do with conversationlist)…alas they’ve got a to-do list about a mile long (and I’m probably the one that asked them for about half the things on that lengthy list)…but if/when they release it, I will build it ;-)In the meantime, awesome job @shanacarp (who by the way I met via comments here at avc.com and did an awesome job of providing me gobs-o-feedback on UI as I was got http://friendstat.us built and released last week — just more proof that the community built here goes far and wide beyond just avc.com!)

    1. Mark Essel

      Shana has helped me with feedback at VictusMedia.com as well. We prettied up the ad widget, then lost the pretty, now it’s an option in our next push. Tyler the chief tech believes in reworking and refactoring a bunch. I’m happy if something I hack together makes it live.

      1. ShanaC

        Will both you and Kevin please stop embarrassing me. I do what I do because I like it.

    2. fredwilson

      i’ll make sure the disqus team reads this comment thread kevin

  23. jameskupka

    thanks for doing this shana!

  24. Kevin

    @squallco — thank you.

  25. chris dixon

    Fred, you have such a good community here you could just start posting one line blog questions and let the commenters do the rest.

    1. RichardF

      that’s so true Chris. I think it’s because Fred is consistent with great content, on a daily basis and tends the comments so well.

    2. fredwilson

      yeah, but then the content is all beyond the link. somehow we have to fix that.

  26. zackmansfield

    fantastic idea – thanks Shana@zackmansfield

  27. Chris Pollara

    This blog and community are like a breath of fresh air everyday. Always enjoy reading, learning and commenting when I can. Count me in on the list @cpollara

  28. Chris Parandian

    Count me in -Chris Parandian – @mobilediner

  29. MattCope

    Shana – great idea!Please add me: Matt Copenhaver – @mattc0pe

  30. Darren Herman

    @dherman76great idea

  31. Jeff Brunelle

    Good call. Would love to be included. @jpbrunelle

  32. Bill Kindler

    one of my go to sites… @billkindler

  33. Josh

    AVC is like my morning cup of coffee. A must. @outofshape

    1. Mark Essel

      Same here Josh. I nag Fred when I don’t see a post.

      1. fredwilson

        sometimes you have to wait for lunch reading. mostly on the weekends

  34. paulmunsch

    Please add me to the list. Thanks.Paul Munsch @paulmunsch

  35. Chris Kurdziel

    I’d love to be added to the list. Regular reader, occasional commenter.@chkurdziel

  36. karen_e

    Shana, I tweeted this info before I noticed that you wanted the adds in the comments, so here it is again: A few regulars I know would like to be included: @ghassan007, @bain, and @gbattle. And my handle is @karen_e. And thanks for your efforts!

    1. ShanaC

      Thank you.

  37. Rob K

    I’m only an occasional commenter. not like Mark or KidRob Kornblum@rkorny

    1. fredwilson

      yeah but a damn good one. consider getting a disqus avatar Rob. it makes for a more permanent image in everyone’s minds

      1. Rob K

        Thanks Fred. Good point on the avatar.

        1. Mark Essel

          Groovy, you’ve got a face!

        2. fredwilson

          you did it. awesome!

  38. trad2

    daily reader… but my commenting skills need improvement πŸ™‚

    1. fredwilson

      no, just practice

  39. Mike Albanese

    I am not the most active contributor, but I do enjoy the vibe and revelry. And the music. Not something I can say about most tech/investment blogs!.@mikealbanese

  40. Seenator

    Can you please add @nikraoI am regular here and I have also recommended myself here:http://listorious.com/shana

  41. ninotasca

    I read the blog every day religiously, but rarely post. Perhaps I should start doing that more. Maybe this Twitter list is just what I need:@ninotasca

  42. Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

    Proud to be on the AVC People twitter list and to be one of the AVC people, even though I don’t hang out as often as I would like to.

  43. kenberger

    Clearly, I’m an IRregular. Suits me well!

    1. fredwilson

      ha. an irregular indeed

  44. StephanieSmith

    @StephanieSmith_I’m really happy to be here. Thank you Fred.

  45. Dave Hyndman

    I’m always here.davehyndman

  46. disqus_w0ATpTWRr0

    I’m a Collector / Joiner per social media dictionary(I read, rate but I don’t comment).Would love to be on the AVC list. I’m @m_aarti

    1. fredwilson

      disqus needs to offer engagements that work for you

  47. Brandon Neff

    Long time reader here Fred.@bplusn

  48. Noah Mallin

    Definitely add me Fred and Shana, always enjoy the insights here! -Noah Mallin @nmallin

  49. davidalvarez

    Hi all from David Álvarez (@davidalvarez) in Spain.

  50. Pablo Brenner

    Hi Shana, please add me to the list:Pablo Brenner (twitter pablobrenner)

  51. sabrinaross

    love it. regular reader; aspiring commenter. @sabrinaross

    1. fredwilson

      we need more women in the comment threads. please speak up!!!

      1. sabrinaross

        I’m all in. Meek no more!

    2. ShanaC

      Ok I need more women. It’s lonely.

  52. mitski

    Also a regular Reader/Lurker…@mitskiCheers!Mitchell SchneiderUnion Square, NYC

    1. fredwilson

      union square? i bet we pass each other on the street all the time

      1. mitski

        I think about that too when i see you post pictures of things like the Union Square Holiday Market or the frozen fountain at Jackson Square. If you see a guy walking a black Minature Schnauzer (named Sydney) be sure to say hello!

  53. Austin Bryan

    Count me in: @austinbryanThanks, Shana!

  54. spencerbryan

    Primarily a daily lurker, need to pick it up with the comments. Thanks.@spencerbryan

  55. Josh Payne

    faithful reader, occasional commenter: @joshpayneThat said, I fear Shana has a lot of mindless clicking and typing ahead of her today — wouldn’t it be nice if there was an ability to “join” a list?

  56. Andy Werner

    Great work!@awerner

  57. MikePLewis

    Mike (@pescatello) i agree. AVC is must reading for me every day.

  58. johndodds

    The lack of beer has always worried me. Was there a vote on that? (@johndodds)

    1. fredwilson

      AVC pub meetups?

      1. ShanaC

        There are younger people who read this and opt out. As in, maybe under 21.

  59. rustedrobot

    Jeff Copetas — @rustedrobot

  60. yanyanpei

    apart from reading, the FW.FM is a handy playlist too.Count me in. – @yanyanpei

  61. chrishomer

    I am a new reader to the blog in the last couple weeks. Seems weak to make “this” my first comment, but it won’t be the last!@chrishomer

    1. fredwilson

      that’s good to hear

  62. ssaint

    @srsaintBig AVC lurker…

  63. Alexander Ainslie (@AAinslie)

    Alexander Ainslie @AAinslie – pls add to list.AVC: Its like taking your vitamins. Do it daily (or at least often)!

  64. jaymeydad

    Glad to be one of the People.Jay Meydad, @jaym

  65. jacopogio

    one more ;-)@jacopogio

  66. choref81


  67. Mick Hagen

    Not a blog in this world I read more religiously than Fred’s. Trying to hack education…@mickhagen

    1. fredwilson

      god’s work. thank you for doing that.

    2. ShanaC

      That’s how I came here originally…don’t ask.

  68. Pete McLaughlin

    Another long-time-listener, first-time-caller. Thanks for doing this, Shana.@mclpete

  69. Keith B. Nowak

    very cool idea! thanks Shana for doing this and thanks Fred for building such an awesome place to hang out. every post is fantastic and its an absolutely invaluable resource for the entrepreneurial community.Keith Nowak, @keithbnowak

  70. danmartin

    Aspiring commenter, longtime fan.@danmartin00

  71. Larry M

    Great idea Shana.@lmai

  72. daPengelly

    my twitter handle is @dapengelly. please add me to the twitter list. gracias.

  73. Gregg Smith

    Infrequent commenter, frequent reader. @gwittsmith

  74. Rich2001

    Glad I discovered such great new friends. Go Clash. @rich2001

  75. Ovi_Jacob

    Love the posts and comments. Great opportunity for young people in the entr. community to learn and connect – please add me to the list @ovijacob- thanks Shana. I have been a regular reader for about 6 months, but have only begun to comment in the last few weeks – hope to add my thougts more regularly, take a more active seat at the bar. Thanks Fred

    1. fredwilson

      there are an infinite number of stools at this bar

  76. Guest

    I would love to be added! Muchas Gracias!@Lukas_Hartwich

  77. Amit Nizan

    I’m an avid reader, first time commenter, would love to join the list! @Amit_Nizan

  78. Jacob Brody

    AVC always an interesting take on life and business.@Anwaraizer

  79. jpball

    Shana, thanks for doing this.Please add me to the list:John Ball@jpball

  80. techarea51

    Bruce Spector @techarea51

  81. kulsingh

    @kulsingh in NYC Thanks Shana

  82. Pete

    Good idea, great community here at AVC.Pete@platshaw

  83. aanwar


  84. Ryan Drew

    @rrd96Thank you Shana, and great idea!

  85. David Meiselman

    Add another daily reader to the list…Maybe if I start commenting more, I’ll be part of the reader-to-commenter wave that does make the site go nuclear! What would be really cool is having the ability to see the distributed commenting on other sites of the whole AVC community for memes that Fred starts or that come through here in one way or another…David Meiselman@dmeiselman

    1. kirklove

      Great idea. Thanks. Would love to be included.Kirk@kirklove

  86. kirklove

    Great idea. Thanks. Would love to be included.Kirk@kirklove

  87. David Fishman

    +1 Really enjoy your blog + community … super smart contributors. Sorry about the Knicks loss to the Raptors the other night. Lebron will need to move to MSG + sport a Knicks uniform BEFORE you hoist a banner. Long e-comm. + real-time web;)

    1. fredwilson

      from your mouth/keyboard to god’s ears

  88. Tony Karrer

    Fantastic idea. Kudos to Shana for thinking of it. Should definitely be something that Disqus helps.

  89. Matt

    @mattteichmannThanks for managing Shana.

  90. marvinavilez

    is there room for one more here? @marvinavilez

  91. Adam Wexler

    @thewordpainter, thanks shana!

  92. kidmercury

    pfft, look at this. a bunch of youngsters who never showed up before all of a sudden want to act like they been here the whole time so they can get twitter cred. pfft. amateurs. can’t fake it in social media, youngsters.

    1. David Gillespie

      “because change and something new every day is what we are all about” – Fred Wilson@davidgillespie

      1. ShanaC

        Change is inevitable. It’s all about how do we face it, and if we can face it with grace.

    2. peonsguide

      Just because we don’t comment, doesn’t mean we don’t read. I read Fred’s blog via RSS many hours after it’s written, so chances are, there are at least a dozen of you that have already posted reactions similar to mine. Since I don’t need to hear myself talk (…or see myself write…?), I’m fine being a mostly-silent observer.@peonsguide

    3. Mark Essel

      Ha, Kid’s a grumpy old man way too early.Btw, the list looks pretty sexy on the Intelligent Media Manager. Anyone with twitter can log in an play with their own stuff at the main login http://imm.victusmedia.com.If you’re curious “what it do”, check http://victusmedia.com

      1. kidmercury

        lol, very true, i was born a grumpy old man. my mother can confirm.

        1. fredwilson

          me too. as my mom can attest. apparently my first year was hell on everyone around me.but i reject your dis of the “longtime readers, first time commenters”they are the ones you’ve been giving a chuckle too for years

          1. kidmercury

            lol, i’m glad a few of them decided to return the favor and give me a chuckle by getting mad and taking my diss of them seriously πŸ™‚

          2. WA

            LOL..not really!

    4. ShanaC

      You have a point, they also do, there are large questions about how people engage in media and what to do about it. No one is really fully sure how it works.

  93. Spencer Fry

    Spencer Fry @spencerfryBeen reading for years, but kind of a comment lurker.

    1. fredwilson

      i don’t agree with that self assessment spencer

      1. Spencer Fry

        I could comment a lot more than I do. πŸ™‚

      2. Spencer Fry

        P.S. Is there a way to recommend music to you, Fred? We share a similar music taste and I think there are a few bands you should listen to…

        1. fredwilson

          best is to send me a stream i can listen to8tracks.com is an easy way to do thattheir uploader auto uploads an itunes playlist

          1. Spencer Fry

            DMed you the playlist I created.

  94. Chris Waldron

    @chriswaldron please

  95. theslingster

    Shana, good VOLUNTARY INITIATIVE. You shouldbe able to geta jobata first round capital start-up,based on charlie odonnell’s most recent blog at thisisgoingtobebig.com!

    1. fredwilson

      is @ceonyc on the list? if not, he should be.

      1. ShanaC

        He’s there. I should comment on his post about undergraduates. I don’t think undergraduates get much guidance on the matter until after they hit their first full time job and that’s why he is not seeing them.

  96. Tommy Chen

    long time reader, first time commenter.please add me to the list. thanks@tommychen1

  97. charlessmith

    would love to be on that list@winenutnyc

  98. Emil Sotirov

    I’ve noticed Shana’s list long before Fred’s post today… and I’m proud to be in it without even asking… πŸ™‚

    1. kidmercury

      yup me too….the cool people didn’t need to ask, that’s only for all the johnny-come-latelies out there

      1. David Semeria

        I’m with Mark, you’re well grumpy today.What happened? Did you find out 9/11 wasn’t an inside job after all? πŸ™‚

        1. fredwilson

          easy there david

          1. David Semeria

            I did put a smiley in !

          2. kidmercury

            lol no worries i know it was in good fun πŸ™‚

      2. Donna Brewington White

        some of us just aren’t very cool…

        1. kidmercury

          lol that is true donna, but you’re cool. you took the time to either thank fred or join the discussion numerous times before, not just when an opportunity for twitter attention came up. so you’re definitely cool in my book!

      3. ShanaC

        I really don’t claim to be cool….

    2. Mark Essel

      I only knew about a half dozen twitter users (that are regular avc commenters) when Shana asked me a month or so ago, and she had them all pegged already

  99. John Stack

    Hi Fred!Yep, http://www.twitter.com/johnstackGuess I’m an irregular regular reader. I would be more “regular” but I think it would be tedious for both you and I to keep posting “Nice post Fred! I totally agree” ; which happily enough, happens most of the time. Of course this also occurs with @bfeld and @bijan as well…

    1. ShanaC

      Find some subtle point to disagree with. Or why do you agree, then someone will argue with you.

      1. John Stack

        Shana, thanks, I understand respectful dialog! πŸ˜‰ One of the biggest reasons why I don’t do much discussion on this site is because this site’s performance is horrible and I can’t stand waiting around. (There, I said it.) Too many tracking widgets or whatever. Others might think it’s worth the wait, Fred, I love reading your posts in RSS but not traveling to your site.

        1. fredwilson

          I’ve heard that from many. I wish the technology would perform better. But I’m not getting rid of it. Most of it has social value to the community or me

        2. ShanaC

          A lot of people actually reply back to each other via email. They’re not onthe webpage, which explain a lot of that close knit layering. This commentis actually being emailed to you, and then will be posted on the page. Soyou could totally ignore the page up to a point.From what I understand the site has always had horrible performance. Something about Bling?

          1. John Stack

            Good to know!

          2. ShanaC

            It took me a while to realize that most people were replying by email too. Don’t worry about it. For everything there is a is a buildup of skill andconfidence.

  100. Clay Schossow

    Read it every afternoon after lunch.twitter.com/newmediaclay

  101. peterrauh

    A lurker forever – but so grateful for Fred’s posts and the dialogue always generated… @peterrauhAnd I <3 Fred’s passion for new music, too.

  102. Satish Mummareddy

    Satish Mummareddy@satishmreddy

  103. hypermark

    Count me in. Frequent commenter, regular reader:Mark Sigal > @netgardenThanks. Mark

    1. Mark Essel

      And an excellent author, loved your Oreilly guest post (and linked posts)

      1. hypermark

        Appreciate you taking the time to read it (and the surrounding posts), Mark. Gives me a FREE Friday smile. πŸ™‚

  104. Nigel Walsh

    one that inspires me on a daily basis, in equal servings from the post and subsequent debates!@nigelwalsh

  105. Guest

    thanks shana

  106. Andre Garrigo

    I never comment but thats because I read every post vis RSSmy twitter account is @andre3k1 and my personal blog is http://andregarrigo.com/

    1. fredwilson

      i wish disqus could fix that. rss reading is an impediment to commenting for many who are regulars

  107. obscurelyfamous

    I’m included! Thanks.

  108. mikeorren

    Mike Orren: @mikeorren

  109. Mark Essel

    I went through and liked a bunch of first time or relatively new commenters. They need a warm welcome into Disqus and will hopefully comment more actively πŸ™‚

  110. jaredran

    @jaredran Would love to be on the list. I’ve been reading since I started at Outside.in 2 1/2 years ago.

  111. GlennKelman

    I’d love to be on that list, thanks Fred and Shana! @glennkelman

  112. Eric Marcoullier

    Eric Marcoullier @bpm140

    1. fredwilson

      there’s a lot of mybloglog in this idea eric

  113. Ivan Kirigin

    What is the utility of this list?

    1. fredwilson

      to out all the lurkers and turn them into commenters, it seems

    2. ShanaC

      There are many utilities of a list- primarily for people to find each other. To learn and grow from each other.

    3. Mark Essel

      AVC commenters see and share much more than their comments here. It’s a potent tool in the hands of anyone who sees value in group focused attention.

  114. gregory

    Great idea and thanks for using Listorious! Be sure to also keep an eye on people recommended to the list via Listorious’s rec feature: http://listorious.com/shana

    1. ShanaC

      I have a question- so I updated the list on twitter. What do I do to make the updates compatible on Listorious? It’s no longer one to one…that’s not fair to those people.

      1. gregory

        Listorious automatically syncs with Twitter about every 24 hours (sometimes it takes longer, depending on Twitter’s constraints and how many lists we need to sync).I just updated your list on Listorious.We’ll be adding an option soon to allow list curators to request an immediate sync.

        1. ShanaC


  115. ShanaC

    OK-I was at a conference today at the Columbia Business School about private equity/venture capitalism- don’t ask. (I figured it was a good way to see Columbia Business School besides). They had horrid internet access. Pretty much anything with Javascript was killed. Though I did learn some new things. And realized that I sort of wish I could take more lessons from JLM, especially how to not be awkward when in a huge room full of people wearing suits. (I wish he were on this list, but I don’t think it is for him as I don’t think he uses twitter)My family is preparing for Shabbos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wik… right now, since sunset comes in early in the winter. In my family’s house they don’t use electricity on shabbos. I will respond to most major comments here by midnight saturday and finish building up the list by midnight Sunday.I will post some thoughts on why did this originally and some thoughts as it grew on my own blog because I have some different concerns than other people.Some last thought: If you are participating- same rules of politeness apply there as much as here despite breadth of wordsI don’t appear on my own list, this has to do with twitter functionality.We shall see how this develops – the current version is on Listorious as already mentioned, however the idea of a master list of public contact information that is accessible could be applied to other sorts of information depending on wants and desires of people here, though as people can see I’m not afraid of acting unilaterally to some degree.If you want to opt-out at a later date, that option is also open. This is not the annoy people list.I’m giving a plug for Disqus, they’ve had a blog post up for I think now three weeks if you want to kvetch about features you think are important. Oddly, because I think this is a test case of potential thoughts of what one can do with a twitter list, I’m not quite certain that this should be on their priority list yet, though I can see why people here would think soAlright?

    1. Aviah Laor


      1. ShanaC

        One of my large regrets in life is thinking sometime around the end of 9th grade early 10th that I wasn’t going to be good enough in math, despite the fact that in middle school I was killing math. Then I started to read wikipedia pages about math. I think Set theory is fascinating and I wish I could perform in math at that level. Go the Axiom of Choice (boo axiom of determinacy)

    2. fredwilson

      the very first twitter list i built, when it was in beta and i got my hands on it, was of the people who work at USV. i got everyone on it and then tried to add myself. i couldn’t. totally lame. i cannot believe that is still the way it works.

  116. ShanaC

    Oh, and you are welcome

    1. awaldstein

      Hey ShanaThnx for putting the list together!

    2. Mark Essel

      ^| (this is a two way arrow pointing to what Arnold said)v

      1. ShanaC

        You two should just meet in person already…

        1. Mark Essel

          I’m certain we will soon. We missed each other at the donors choose meetup (nametags!)

  117. alancommike

    thanks shana, twitter: @alancommike

  118. LissIsMore


  119. kevinmurphy

    good job putting this all together, thanks!@kevin_murphy

  120. chadmaue

    I’d love to make the list – @chadmaueThanks Shana.

  121. ppearlman

    Phil Pearlman@ppearlman

  122. muratcannoyan

    Look forward to the post and comments everyday.Thanks, Shana@muratcannoyan

  123. Shuba S.

    +1 woman Shana!

  124. sabrinaross

    I’m all in. Meek no more!

  125. Laurent Boncenne

    Okay, I want in too ! I’m unfortunately too much of a rookie to bring much value to this blog, but on the other hand, your blog has brought me so much Mr. Wilson ! Thank you for that. (now i’ll have to read the comments later, there seems to be some good stuff in there too…)laurent @henkifr

  126. Aaron Klein

    Finally made it – been on the run today. @aaronkleinThanks shana! your comments always make me smile or think. πŸ™‚

  127. sssrinivasan

    Add me in please. My twitter handle is above…thanks/srini

  128. Glenn Gutierrez

    @Glenn_Gutierrez, Thanks Shana. I post a comment every other week or so. Not sure if that makes me a regular but I read the blog every other day.

    1. fredwilson

      it does in my book

  129. Chris Dodge

    Hi,Still an avid reader although I haven’t posted comments quite as often lately as I used to. Burning the midnight oil these days.Keep up the good work!@chrisndodge

    1. fredwilson

      i hope whatever it is you are working hard on comes out the way you want it too

      1. Chris Dodge

        Thanks! I hope to have something to show around in a couple of months.

  130. Raja

    Great idea. Pl add me – Raja Jasti @rajajasti

  131. Reid Curley

    Should be interesting.@ReidC

  132. Marshall Clark

    I’d love to be added – thanks Shana@marshallclark

  133. howardlindzon

    just blocked this group on twitter. thx:)

    1. fredwilson

      phew. i was worried about that

    2. Mark Essel

      You & Dave Winer both ;). I got blocked by the big DW. Too many RTs I’m sure :()

    3. ShanaC

      You have the option to opt out you know. And yes, I realize there are implications for this. It’s a bit experimental.

  134. howardlindzon

    i m norm

    1. fredwilson


    2. Mark Essel

      A few of us in aggregate form a voltronesque Cliff Clavin

  135. Joe Conyers III

    Interesting idea.@joeconyers

  136. Jason Horowitz

    @jasonhorowitzthank you for putting this together, Shana.

  137. salchrist

    I can be found @salchrist. Thanks Shana… and Fred -great blog, as always.

  138. Yule Heibel

    Shana is amazing.Her prodding and example might even get me out of my self-imposed silence.I really need to kick the blues out and just write. Thanks for including me in the tribe, Shana, and, yeah, I have to start paying attention again. Letting the walls close in just blocks out the view.

    1. ShanaC

      I’ve been a little depressed too. Don’t worry about it. Something I realized the hard way- eventually the worst will pass. You just never know how.

  139. rosshill

    This is an awesome idea! @rosshill

  140. Yuval

    please add me @yuvalb

  141. Ragy Thomas

    Please add me as well @ragythomas. Thanks

    1. fredwilson

      ragy, i want to email you about something. what’s the best way to reach you?

  142. Mark Mc Laughlin

    @tickettext Mark Mc Laughlin

  143. Donna Brewington White

    Haha — this is great! How about semi-regulars…or someone hanging around in the corner chiming in occasionally. Sometimes I’ve got to read a week’s worth at a time to catch up, but it’s always worth it. Thanks for doing this Shana. Cool idea. @donnawhite

    1. fredwilson

      no such thing as semi-regulars donna. you are a regular

  144. Donna Brewington White

    …and don’t forget those who rarely comment but tweet the heck out of this blog…

  145. Marsh Sutherland

    I’d like to be on this list too.@socialgrow | @marshsutherland

    1. ShanaC

      only @marshsutherland is going in. Personal taste- I try avoiding companies and am going for the person.

    1. fredwilson

      kelly, kelly, kelly, kelly ha!

  146. Tereza

    thanks, shana! have a great w/e@terezan

  147. TanyaMonteiro

    Happily speaking up, @tanyamonteiroThanks Shana

  148. rickfield

    please add @rickspicksnyc to the AVC people list

    1. fredwilson

      rick field’s in the house!

  149. Wesley Verhoeve

    thanks shana!@wesleyverhoeve

  150. dcilea

    I am an avid AVC’er. @dcilea

  151. MattMinoff


  152. Francine McKenna

    Read every day via RSS. @retheauditors

  153. Nishan Sivathasan

    long time reader, first time commenter. love following your thoughts and the reactions! always good stuff!Nishan Sivathasan @nsivathasan

  154. Trevor Owens

    awesome Shana, looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.@to2

    1. ShanaC

      I’ll see you then.

  155. WA

    Wayne Anderman. Thanks Shana! @WAnderman

    1. WA

      After Following AVC from 2004 to 2006 I took two years off and went back to school for my MBA. My wife supported it whole heartedly after 20 years in my career. Graduated last January…and building ever since!

  156. Bob Cramer

    Please add @bobcramer to the AVC list. Many thanks.

  157. csertoglu

    cem sertoglu @csertoglu

  158. Jonathan Lewis

    @jonathanklewis Definitely a lurker, but this is probably the first time I’ve called myself one. It feels wierd.

  159. Matt Lee

    Add me to the list!

  160. leapy

    HelloI have been reading Fred’s blog several times a week for a few years – through I think 3 URL iterations… but only comment about once a year or so. Normally I am on RSS readers. Not really got to grips with twitter yet.Anyway, I am Leapy, @leapyleeThanks for doing this Shana

  161. andyidsinga

    Regular reader through my igoogle page / rss feed :)@andyidsinga

  162. CJ

    Long time reader, semi-regular commenter. Wouldn’t mind being added @mlloyd

  163. Peggy Dold

    Thank you! Love this space. @navigatepartner

  164. sachmo

    Thanks for putting this list together… I read a lot on this blog, but post only occasionally.@hindusach

  165. jer979

    I’m always at the bar, but not as garrulous as some of the others. :-)Would be honored to be on the list@jer979

  166. Brian Kung

    I read everything on the blog, but I fear I’ve little to contribute. Regardless: @briankung

    1. ShanaC

      Fear is normal with anything one does. Just take it one step at a time. And make it a priority that you want to conquer a fear.

      1. Brian Kung

        Thank you for the encouragement.

  167. seankelly

    Long time lurker @seankelly

  168. Elia Freedman

    I’d love to be added (an occasional contributor): @eliajf

  169. Mike O'Horo

    RE: Twitter list: Mike O’Horo @salescoach

  170. LivePaola

    Your follower from Italy: Paola Bonomo @LivePaola (and a woman, since you say need more!)

  171. Lawrence Oluyede

    Really love your blog, regular reader, just a lurker, from Italy. @lawrenceoluyede

  172. Simon Veingard

    An AVC email subscriber since the early days and my daily read on my commute to Covestor HQ. Simply the most engaging entrepreneurial related conversations on the web.@simonveingard

  173. pstobbs

    Another lurker – love the blog and read it everydayThank you Shana, and great idea!

  174. Fred Kauber

    I’m a regular reader and longtime fan since the Favemail days…please add me to the list. @fredkauber

  175. Dave Chase (@chasedave)

    Thanks Shana. Pls add @chasedaveLongtime lurker/RSS reader, occasional commenterP.S. For some reason, Facebook Connect isn’t working today on AVC for me. Mac/Safari. Not sure if I’m alone on that or not. It has worked when I commented before.

  176. Mo Berkowitz

    Thank you, Shana. Thank you, Fred. @mooseberkowitz

  177. Jeremy Arnon

    @jeremyarnonWould love to be added to the list.

  178. Antonio Cangiano

    I’m a regular feed reader too. :)@acangiano

  179. Doug Kersten

    Been here a while. Read every day, comment when I can. Hopefully I’m on the list.

    1. ShanaC

      Not if I don’t have your name….

      1. Doug Kersten

        It’s Doug Kersten. Twitter name: @doke01

        1. ShanaC

          Check now.

  180. Druce


  181. Richard Jordan

    can you add @richarddjordan to the list πŸ™‚

  182. AlanPearlstein

    please add me @alanpearlstein

  183. dave eisenberg

    Great stuff, @davebonobos

  184. Nick Diamand

    Please add me too. Many thanks.Nick Diamand (@NickDiamand)

  185. Jordon Cooper

    You can find me at @jordoncooper

  186. fredwilson

    the lurkers are coming out in force today. nicely done shana

  187. Mark Essel

    The power of lists ;). Documenting interest and presence really provided social gravity.

  188. ShanaC

    I used to be a gabbai (the person who organizes and pulls together) for the orthodox college minyan. I discovered along the way that when you need to deal with people and you don’t think you should be, you think they should be dealing with each other, you need to develop very clear ramps that are not steep but provide very clear guidance up about what they should be doing (in this case, figuring out who was going to read which parts of the sabbath torah reading, which is much longer in an orthodox minyan…) There also needs to be a clear path towards growth where anyone can take over because skills are learned along the way.From really obvious to not obvious, and it is not always clear how systems should be designed to do this.

  189. Gerald Buckley

    Not sure if I’m a lurker or not… Probably just another monster in my head ;)Thanks much Shana!Χ©ΦΈΧΧœΧ•ΦΉΧ@geraldbuckley

  190. WA

    Oh my goodness. So that is what I have been? Wow. Cool.

  191. David Semeria

    My brain read ” ..for the orthodox college minyan” as ” ..for the orthodox college minivan”I had an amusing mental image, for a few seconds, of Shana driving some old fashioned van with lots of candlesticks and lace πŸ™‚

  192. fredwilson

    nice use of the monster. +1 for gerald

  193. ShanaC

    Aleichem Shalom.

  194. fredwilson

    that explains your good mood all the time charlie. based on Kid’s grumpiness in this thread, he clearly didn’t bring his own

  195. ShanaC

    That’s so nice…

  196. fredwilson

    love your avatar. who is giving you a face lick?

  197. fredwilson

    one or two a week would be about right. there are some who do 5x per day. but that’s because they are obsessive, which is just fine with me.

  198. ShanaC

    A) I can’t drive. If I could drive it would be probably be in an ultra fuel effecient car that goes fast and is tiny.B) Lace and candlesticks? I think people watch way too much “Fiddler on the Roof.” Last time I wore lace in excessive amounts it was to a cousin’s wedding and I was 16. Though the candlesticks are a total maybe…Granted, I come from one of the few places in the US which has been heavily radicalized by social media. One of the local Jewish rags had an article recently that actually blamed bloggers for causing communal problems. And I think I grew up in one of the few school districts that also has been seriously affected by social media: We had a case that got thrown out in which Google was sued to reveal a blogger and commentator names because of school board elections in district that changed radically as I grew up.

  199. fredwilson

    Wow. Cutting edge. That’s awesome