Last week, I was asked this question on Twitter:
— Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) May 14, 2018
But if you want to read CryptoTwitter, what is the best way to do that?
I have curated a bunch of people to follow in my timeline over the last seven years so CryptoTwitter is part of my personal Twitter.
But for those where that is not the case, what is the best way to get CryptoTwitter?
Twitter Lists are a great way to do that.
I believe Twitter Lists are still organized in reverse chronological order and are not filtered in any way. So that is a good thing in and of itself.
I like this Twitter List, called Crypto Thought Leaders, made by richardx.
If there are other CryptoTwitter lists that people in the AVC community like to use, please recommend them in the comments.
If I changed this questions to How do I monitor news in the Blockchain/Crypto space, my answer would be podcasts:Laura Shin’s Unconfirmed and Unchained are my twice weekly go tos.A16 has a few though cross discipline they are excellent.And I can share a short list of 6 or so that kinda nail it for me as a historical backdrop. And some that I collect coming out of conferences though take a lot of curation.And for readying–your blog Fred and Coinbase daily news.
Shin is a great staple – perfect for commutes; since episode one on this side.
Yup–I love that she pushes them live really early. Just did a bike ride at dawn on the river and Unchained was live at 5am. She gets it.
Great meeting you in person, albeit briefly, at TS3 early a.m. prior to the “show”.
Feeling is mutual.
I’ve curated mine over the last 5 years. Almost up to 900 people. I add founders, investors, developers and thought leaders in the space. I try to keep it as diverse with opinions as possible (including ones I don’t agree with).https://twitter.com/o_rourk…
That’s a good list, but how can you make its content appear in your timeline?How can you search and find Lists by interests? Twitter Lists and their UIs are still 2nd class citizens in Twitter.
will you be bringing Token Summit to Europe (or even just an ‘outreach’ sub event)?
Do you use TweetDeck?
I used to. Should I? Does it let you do that?
Twitter took a simple tweet of mine, guessed I was a bot, and suspended me for 24 HRs.Do they have the worst SW Dev team of any major consumer company?Sheesh.Lists are where in the UI?
Agree. The worst.Lists are under your profile, then one of the links in a sub header…or you can jump to someone’s list of lists via their username/lists link.For example, someone mentioned @naval’s list before…so the direct link to his lists are: https://twitter.com/naval/l…
I am blocked by Mr. Ravakant.Best part of this?We have had about 3 positive engagements on Twitter and no negative.Twitter is the worst managed best idea ever.
I don’t actually follow him (or any of his lists)…was just using his as an example because someone else pointed it out.https://twitter.com/falicon…
I’ve been a Naval fan. Why on earth would he block you?
He has a great tweet storm on Truth – A Lonely & Unprofitable Business that resonated something fierce.I have a tendency to feed people more truth than they prefer. I do not recall feeding him any, but…..People can be sensitive.
Whether or not it is “truth” I do appreciate your take on things. Even when I disagree, I feel enriched by your thoughtful perspective and look forward to it. Occasionally, I wince — generally with a chuckle.Perhaps, for some, you are an acquired taste. 😉
.So, Jimmy, the fact you ARE a bot, Russian bot no less, doesn’t figure in the equation?Next year in Moscow!JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…
I am, in actuality, a German bot. They are so precisely engineered and coded to such a high level of reliability……that no one noticed their existence.There is no way the Twitter AI goobers picked me out on purpose.
Naval Ravikant’s Crypto twitter list is fantastic:https://twitter.com/naval/l…
Naval is fantastic!
Fred, if Twitter wants to “stay” a sound source of information with crypto it must deal significantly better with fake accounts of personas (in particular crypto personas). There is just too much abuse resulting in too much loss of funds. I am sure Twitter could easily do 10x better. The verified program is not enough. Many of the twitter personas are not verified (eg 50% of your list are not). There must be an efficient and extremely fast lane for removing fake accounts
cf @Semil’s problems
Crypto Twitter is already too large and generic a subject.Do you mean crypto ideas/applications? Crypto investments? Crypto technical details? Crypto legislation and regulation? Crypto debates? Crypto conferences?As always, who to follow really depends on what you’re interested in listening in on…
If you are designing a project or for most everything except writing code, the separation of knowledge needed to do your job is actually not that divided.
.. in every wayopenness is much more than publishing code in github.
I have created a group. Focused on the investing/LP side. Will be adding more as space evolves.https://twitter.com/marcmyn…
We tweet 3 hour trending topic & social activity alerts at https://twitter.com/tokench…
more to the point, does Twitter need a token?
I have a Twitter list called “The New Internet” but I would be pretty surprised if there’s anyone on the list that isn’t captured in richardx’s “Crypto Thought Leaders”, or some of the other lists recommended in the comments (e.g. Michael O’Rourke who’s organized 900 folks in the community; wow). That said, thought to include mine here in case helpful to anyone!>> https://twitter.com/JohnExl…
I’ve been compiling this list for a few years now. Good mix of builders, investors, traders, thought leaders, and some contrarians for balance…https://twitter.com/chpiatt…
Twitter connects people based on ideas and interests. Notwithstanding the trolling and the noise, it is simply the best place on the internet to learn, engage, and have meaningful conversations. There is nothing quite like it.It does take time to optimize the feed for what you want. Wish this were a better experience. Many users struggle with this and eventually give up. For a company with such a profound impact, it is surprising they have not done more to help non power users extract more value.
How did the “distributed ledger” confiscate the term “Crypto” ? GMOAT (greatest marketing of all time)
Is anyone active in any of the actual crypto twitters? Peepeth, Memo, etc.
i am. Peepeth is great
Fred, I have two lists… one specifically for Crypto Traders – https://twitter.com/jpmarti…And one that also covers blockchain related as well – https://twitter.com/jpmarti…Hope someone finds it useful.
I use this list: https://twitter.com/ckurdzi…
Here I share our list of ~500 RSS feeds from multiple sites. It follows the OPML format which is used by major RSS readers. In addition we have a not so curated list of Twitter accounts here.
Not a CryptoTwitter list, but I find this list helpful to learn about cryptohttps://a16z.com/2018/02/10…
For blogs and news pulled together below collection as well. Let me know of any others worth adding.http://feedly.com/brunoswer…