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.
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.
You have slashdotted twitter as well Fred. It says “Something is technically wrong.Thanks for noticing—we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.”
it’s up for me, but with twitter, anything is possible unfortunately
Count me in on this one as well.Collin Canright > @collincanright
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
you are a commenter now Ramine!
Oh no! I should have known this was bait 😛
*giggles* see…bait tastes good…
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 😉
Same here @Matze_JimdoThanks for the add
I’m also a daily lurker/reader. Would love to join the list!David [email protected]
@scottythebody , please
maybe the first regular. @scottythebody was commenting day one when it was just me and him
*moved to the right spot*
Scotty way to pick fantastic blogs!
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.
and i get to live vicariously in europe through you
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……
http://fredwilson.fmbecause change and something new every day is what we are all about
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! 😀
“somegirls are bigger than others…”I use to paint full time to the Smiths on my Walkman ripoff back in 1994
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,
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.
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).
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.
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.
Please do Dave, that’s my defacto reader.
Email follows are the easiest Mark. I never miss your posts now that you have an email subscribe.
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!
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.
yup. i believe dave in hackensack is also a huge cult fan. what is it about daves and the cult?
+1 on The Cult
The Cult FTW.
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.
Sorry, I should clarify, Fred: I am DaveinHackensack. Think of me as a superhero whose identity has been revealed.
wow. somehow i missed the transformation.
the cult is what i grew up listening to.She sells sanctuary…..
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.
asbury still singing? i confess i have not seen them since the early 90’s.
Astbury is still singing well. In addition to the Cult, he stood in for Jim Morrison during the Doors tour a few years ago.
The Smiths FOREVER. Isn’t it crazy how their songs get better over time?
seriously. morrissey is one of my all time fave singers
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!
the gotham gal is a huge smiths fan. me too, but she leads the charge in our home
The smiths are an all time great!AVC is in the must read folder! Thanks Fred / [email protected]_murphy
gets some temper trap in there [email protected]
I was actually inspired by fredwilson.fm to start ilikethissong.com as a little experiment. Personal radio stations are a great thing
i’m listening now. i love personal radio stations
DISQUS: we wait!
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 🙂
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”
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.
Tagging photos is the silver bullet of fb
Avatar you must get!
What Arnold said.
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…
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!
I intend to take the handle”kidsilver” a la quicksilver. You ok with this?
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! 😀
Re: National Anthem … whilst Patriotism is the Last Refuge of a Scoundrel, may I nominate:http://www.youtube.com/watc…Enjoy.
regular reader, occasional commenter [email protected]
Thanks Shana!Thanks Fred!
I assume the disqus people are thinking about ways that management of such lists could be automated (at least in part).
that would be a cool idea. i know that shana has talked to daniel aboutthis.
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
feel free to reach out – ro at disqus dtcm . thks
Thanks Ro for reaching out. I’ll touch base next week. See some interesting synergies and look forward to discussing.
when i go to tickreel.com it directs to http://tickreel.wordpress.com/is there somewhere i can see it in action?
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.
i am not great at evaluating ideas on paperi much prefer to evaluate ideas once they’ve been executed on to somedegreee
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).
i am your personal theory in action
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”.
Great idea.Disqus, which is like oxygen to the blogger and commentor, can do more.
I’m also using Disqus to drive a comment contest on my new blog: Incentive plan to encourage intelligent commenting.
Cool.Think I’ve blogged on Disqus as a community builder but maybe its time to dust off my thinking. http://bit.ly/34pdXr
Fantastic post, and some incredible commenters 😉
That’s great, Arnold. Thanks.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Welcome to Fredland, and enjoy your stay!
lol, good call, i like fredland better than AVC Nation.i think fred’s avatar should be the national flag
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
i can keep up in about 30 minutes a day, often less. i’m fine with going nuclear btw
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.
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
“i’m fine with going nuclear btw”You’re a trooper 😉
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.
All true Mark.Friendship with folks of integrity and smarts is the top of my list.
This is a great recap, Mark.You missed one out though: music 🙂
i’d like to add kookology to the list
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?
and what really happened on 9/11
It’s like TED/WEF/UN, but without the bullshit 🙂
That’s a good idea.
It would be awfully interesting to see the graph of blogs which have significant overlap in active participants.
it’s coming, from disqus of course
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
You really should switch this to a spreadsheet. Makes the list format easier to deal with.
Should be an easy cut and paste. Do you know of any other blogs many AVC’ers cohabitate on?
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.
Disqus does and its coming soon
@TreyRatcliff set this up. Check Stuck In Customs and there’s a list tool that I added myself to.
It’s a pleasure reading your and the community’s invaluable daily insights.Please add me to list: @SandroP
sounds good to me…..as long as I’m not Norm
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.
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
add me to the list @roblevin12. Thanks
@thisisananth I have commented a couple of time here.
Cool idea…thx! @ablockus
I went to the list and “recommended” my twitter id to be added.that might be easier on [email protected]
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.
I’d love to be on the list!Colin Wright, @colinismyname
Shana–thnx so much.Fred-This blog starts my day and my thanks to you for building this community.
Shana’s in for a pleasant surprise when she checks out AVC today.
I should email her
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.
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.
Actually I’m generally a nervous wreck. Which I figure is part of my growing up experience.
Also- interestingly, Wired turned me down. And I am oddly ok with that. Their loss.
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 😉
I think I also need a more sane sense of a resume. People actually arguewhat kind of resume I should have…don’t ask.
shana is back in NY
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.
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.
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.
Yes and yes
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)
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
comment on and off @tomlabus
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!)
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.
Will both you and Kevin please stop embarrassing me. I do what I do because I like it.
i’ll make sure the disqus team reads this comment thread kevin
thanks for doing this shana!
@squallco — thank you.
Fred, you have such a good community here you could just start posting one line blog questions and let the commenters do the rest.
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.
yeah, but then the content is all beyond the link. somehow we have to fix that.
fantastic idea – thanks [email protected]
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
Count me in -Chris Parandian – @mobilediner
Shana – great idea!Please add me: Matt Copenhaver – @mattc0pe
Good call. Would love to be included. @jpbrunelle
one of my go to sites… @billkindler
AVC is like my morning cup of coffee. A must. @outofshape
Same here Josh. I nag Fred when I don’t see a post.
sometimes you have to wait for lunch reading. mostly on the weekends
Please add me to the list. Thanks.Paul Munsch @paulmunsch
I’d love to be added to the list. Regular reader, occasional [email protected]
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!
I’m only an occasional commenter. not like Mark or KidRob [email protected]
yeah but a damn good one. consider getting a disqus avatar Rob. it makes for a more permanent image in everyone’s minds
Thanks Fred. Good point on the avatar.
Groovy, you’ve got a face!
you did it. awesome!
daily reader… but my commenting skills need improvement 🙂
no, just practice
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 [email protected]
Can you please add @nikraoI am regular here and I have also recommended myself here:http://listorious.com/shana…
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
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.
Clearly, I’m an IRregular. Suits me well!
ha. an irregular indeed
@StephanieSmith_I’m really happy to be here. Thank you Fred.
I’m always here.davehyndman
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
disqus needs to offer engagements that work for you
Long time reader here [email protected]
Definitely add me Fred and Shana, always enjoy the insights here! -Noah Mallin @nmallin
would love to be included in twitter list:https://twitter.com/johnpas…thx
Hi all from David Álvarez (@davidalvarez) in Spain.
Hi Shana, please add me to the list:Pablo Brenner (twitter pablobrenner)
love it. regular reader; aspiring commenter. @sabrinaross
we need more women in the comment threads. please speak up!!!
I’m all in. Meek no more!
Ok I need more women. It’s lonely.
Also a regular Reader/Lurker…@mitskiCheers!Mitchell SchneiderUnion Square, NYC
union square? i bet we pass each other on the street all the time
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!
Count me in: @austinbryanThanks, Shana!
Primarily a daily lurker, need to pick it up with the comments. [email protected]
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?
Great [email protected]
Mike (@pescatello) i agree. AVC is must reading for me every day.
The lack of beer has always worried me. Was there a vote on that? (@johndodds)
AVC pub meetups?
There are younger people who read this and opt out. As in, maybe under 21.
Jeff Copetas — @rustedrobot
apart from reading, the FW.FM is a handy playlist too.Count me in. – @yanyanpei
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 [email protected]
that’s good to hear
@srsaintBig AVC lurker…
Alexander Ainslie @AAinslie – pls add to list.AVC: Its like taking your vitamins. Do it daily (or at least often)!
Glad to be one of the People.Jay Meydad, @jaym
one more ;-)@jacopogio
Not a blog in this world I read more religiously than Fred’s. Trying to hack education…@mickhagen
god’s work. thank you for doing that.
That’s how I came here originally…don’t ask.
Another long-time-listener, first-time-caller. Thanks for doing this, [email protected]
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
Aspiring commenter, longtime [email protected]
Great idea [email protected]
my twitter handle is @dapengelly. please add me to the twitter list. gracias.
Infrequent commenter, frequent reader. @gwittsmith
Glad I discovered such great new friends. Go Clash. @rich2001
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
there are an infinite number of stools at this bar
I would love to be added! Muchas [email protected]_Hartwich
I’m an avid reader, first time commenter, would love to join the list! @Amit_Nizan
AVC always an interesting take on life and [email protected]
Shana, thanks for doing this.Please add me to the list:John [email protected]
Bruce Spector @techarea51
@kulsingh in NYC Thanks Shana
Good idea, great community here at [email protected]
@rrd96Thank you Shana, and great idea!
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 [email protected]
Great idea. Thanks. Would love to be [email protected]
Great idea. Thanks. Would love to be [email protected]
+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;)
from your mouth/keyboard to god’s ears
Fantastic idea. Kudos to Shana for thinking of it. Should definitely be something that Disqus helps.
@mattteichmannThanks for managing Shana.
is there room for one more here? @marvinavilez
@thewordpainter, thanks shana!
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.
“because change and something new every day is what we are all about” – Fred [email protected]
Change is inevitable. It’s all about how do we face it, and if we can face it with grace.
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 [email protected]
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
lol, very true, i was born a grumpy old man. my mother can confirm.
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
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 🙂
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.
Spencer Fry @spencerfryBeen reading for years, but kind of a comment lurker.
i don’t agree with that self assessment spencer
I could comment a lot more than I do. 🙂
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…
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
DMed you the playlist I created.
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!
is @ceonyc on the list? if not, he should be.
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.
long time reader, first time commenter.please add me to the list. [email protected]
would love to be on that [email protected]
I’ve noticed Shana’s list long before Fred’s post today… and I’m proud to be in it without even asking… 🙂
yup me too….the cool people didn’t need to ask, that’s only for all the johnny-come-latelies out there
I’m with Mark, you’re well grumpy today.What happened? Did you find out 9/11 wasn’t an inside job after all? 🙂
easy there david
I did put a smiley in !
lol no worries i know it was in good fun 🙂
some of us just aren’t very cool…
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!
I really don’t claim to be cool….
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
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…
Find some subtle point to disagree with. Or why do you agree, then someone will argue with you.
Shana, thanks, I understand respectful dialog! 😉 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.
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
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?
Good to know!
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.
Read it every afternoon after lunch.twitter.com/newmediaclay
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.
Satish [email protected]
Count me in. Frequent commenter, regular reader:Mark Sigal > @netgardenThanks. Mark
And an excellent author, loved your Oreilly guest post (and linked posts)
Appreciate you taking the time to read it (and the surrounding posts), Mark. Gives me a FREE Friday smile. 🙂
one that inspires me on a daily basis, in equal servings from the post and subsequent [email protected]
I never comment but thats because I read every post vis RSSmy twitter account is @andre3k1 and my personal blog is http://andregarrigo.com/
i wish disqus could fix that. rss reading is an impediment to commenting for many who are regulars
I’m included! Thanks.
Mike Orren: @mikeorren
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 🙂
@jaredran Would love to be on the list. I’ve been reading since I started at Outside.in 2 1/2 years ago.
I’d love to be on that list, thanks Fred and Shana! @glennkelman
Eric Marcoullier @bpm140
there’s a lot of mybloglog in this idea eric
What is the utility of this list?
to out all the lurkers and turn them into commenters, it seems
There are many utilities of a list- primarily for people to find each other. To learn and grow from each other.
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.
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…
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.
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.
I don’t appear on my own list http://en.wikipedia.org/wik…
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)
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.
Oh, and you are welcome
Hey ShanaThnx for putting the list together!
^| (this is a two way arrow pointing to what Arnold said)v
You two should just meet in person already…
I’m certain we will soon. We missed each other at the donors choose meetup (nametags!)
thanks shana, twitter: @alancommike
good job putting this all together, [email protected]_murphy
I’d love to make the list – @chadmaueThanks Shana.
Phil [email protected]
Look forward to the post and comments everyday.Thanks, [email protected]
+1 woman Shana!
I’m all in. Meek no more!
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
Finally made it – been on the run today. @aaronkleinThanks shana! your comments always make me smile or think. 🙂
Add me in please. My twitter handle is above…thanks/srini
@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.
it does in my book
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 [email protected]
i hope whatever it is you are working hard on comes out the way you want it too
Thanks! I hope to have something to show around in a couple of months.
Great idea. Pl add me – Raja Jasti @rajajasti
Should be [email protected]
I’d love to be added – thanks [email protected]
just blocked this group on twitter. thx:)
phew. i was worried about that
You & Dave Winer both ;). I got blocked by the big DW. Too many RTs I’m sure :()
You have the option to opt out you know. And yes, I realize there are implications for this. It’s a bit experimental.
i m norm
A few of us in aggregate form a voltronesque Cliff Clavin
Interesting [email protected]
@jasonhorowitzthank you for putting this together, Shana.
I can be found @salchrist. Thanks Shana… and Fred -great blog, as always.
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.
read http://www.themonsterinyour…maybe it will help
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.
This is an awesome idea! @rosshill
please add me @yuvalb
Please add me as well @ragythomas. Thanks
ragy, i want to email you about something. what’s the best way to reach you?
@tickettext Mark Mc Laughlin
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
no such thing as semi-regulars donna. you are a regular
…and don’t forget those who rarely comment but tweet the heck out of this blog…
I’d like to be on this list [email protected] | @marshsutherland
only @marshsutherland is going in. Personal taste- I try avoiding companies and am going for the person.
Woody I loved the Kelly Song you did.http://www.youtube.com/watc…
kelly, kelly, kelly, kelly ha!
thanks, shana! have a great w/[email protected]
Happily speaking up, @tanyamonteiroThanks Shana
please add @rickspicksnyc to the AVC people list
rick field’s in the house!
thanks [email protected]
I am an avid AVC’er. @dcilea
Read every day via RSS. @retheauditors
long time reader, first time commenter. love following your thoughts and the reactions! always good stuff!Nishan Sivathasan @nsivathasan
awesome Shana, looking forward to seeing you on [email protected]
I’ll see you then.
Wayne Anderman. Thanks Shana! @WAnderman
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!
Please add @bobcramer to the AVC list. Many thanks.
As a regular reader I’d love to join the list/community. @ccarella on twitter. http://twitter.com/ccarella
cem sertoglu @csertoglu
@jonathanklewis Definitely a lurker, but this is probably the first time I’ve called myself one. It feels wierd.
Add me to the list!
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
Regular reader through my igoogle page / rss feed :)@andyidsinga
Long time reader, semi-regular commenter. Wouldn’t mind being added @mlloyd
Thank you! Love this space. @navigatepartner
Ok blog post up, and I think I got everyone on this page.http://www.shanacarp.com/es…
Thanks for putting this list together… I read a lot on this blog, but post only [email protected]
Great site. Regular reader/lurker as well. Please add me to the list!http://twitter.com/broom00
I’m always at the bar, but not as garrulous as some of the others. :-)Would be honored to be on the [email protected]
I read everything on the blog, but I fear I’ve little to contribute. Regardless: @briankung
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.
Thank you for the encouragement.
Long time lurker @seankelly
I’d love to be added (an occasional contributor): @eliajf
RE: Twitter list: Mike O’Horo @salescoach
Your follower from Italy: Paola Bonomo @LivePaola (and a woman, since you say need more!)
Really love your blog, regular reader, just a lurker, from Italy. @lawrenceoluyede
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 [email protected]
Another lurker – love the blog and read it everydayThank you Shana, and great idea!
I’m a regular reader and longtime fan since the Favemail days…please add me to the list. @fredkauber
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.
Thank you, Shana. Thank you, Fred. @mooseberkowitz
@jeremyarnonWould love to be added to the list.
I’m a regular feed reader too. :)@acangiano
Been here a while. Read every day, comment when I can. Hopefully I’m on the list.
Not if I don’t have your name….
It’s Doug Kersten. Twitter name: @doke01
can you add @richarddjordan to the list 🙂
please add me @alanpearlstein
Great stuff, @davebonobos
Please add me too. Many thanks.Nick Diamand (@NickDiamand)
You can find me at @jordoncooper
the lurkers are coming out in force today. nicely done shana
The power of lists ;). Documenting interest and presence really provided social gravity.
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.
Not sure if I’m a lurker or not… Probably just another monster in my head ;)Thanks much Shana!שָׁלוֹם@geraldbuckley
Oh my goodness. So that is what I have been? Wow. Cool.
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 🙂
nice use of the monster. +1 for gerald
that explains your good mood all the time charlie. based on Kid’s grumpiness in this thread, he clearly didn’t bring his own
That’s so nice…
love your avatar. who is giving you a face lick?
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.
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.
Wow. Cutting edge. That’s awesome