Best of Twitter

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Hello! We're back with the "Best-of" series where I make some recommendations of content to consume. The best use of social media is to curate our feeds in such a way that we see what we want to see, from like-minded people. I have curated my Youtube and Instagram in that way. When it comes to Twitter, I'm very picky and I follow around 20 people in total. So let's take a look at the elites who make my time worthwhile on Twitter.

Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy)

Tim Urban is one of the best writers on the internet. He runs a blog where he talks about almost everything under the sun and beyond it. His twitter account is a bite-sized version of his blog and his tweets are interesting, informative, and loads of fun. Here's a taste of his tweets.

Sahil Bloom (@SahilBloom)

Sahil Bloom is an entrepreneur and writer on Twitter. Sahil is the best example of consistency and he write a tweet thread every single day. I've been following him for almost a year now and I don't think I have seen him miss a day. He's a big inspiration for consistency. Sahil writes about habits, personal development, psychology, statistics, food and nutrition, workouts, business, and much more. His tweets are backed by science and research, and his ideas about life are wise and grounded. If you're looking to curate your Twitter feed, you can't miss this guy. Here's a taste of his tweets.

Morgan Housel (@morganhousel)

Morgan Housel is the author of the book "Psychology of Money", which is one of the best personal finance books I've read. His financial insights are profound and always make me think. Follow him if you would like some timeless insights and tips on investing and personal finance. He also writes in his blog.

Alex and Books (@AlexAndBooks_)

I have included Alex in my Best of Instagram post too, but I found him on Twitter first. Alex is my primary source of non-fiction book recommendation, and his account has thousands of recommendations organized into categories. Alex also has loads of tips about reading including cultivating a reading habit, the best non-fiction books for beginners to read, how to retain what we learnt from a book, etc. Follow him for a treasure trove of book recommendations. Here's a taste of his tweets.

Brian Greene (@bgreene)

Brian Greene is an astrophysicist, an author and a professor at Columbia University. He tweets about all things related to astrophysics and astronomy. Here are some tweets that fascinated me.

Steve Kamb (@SteveKamb)

Steve Kamb is an author and a fitness expert, who also tweets on personal development, nutrition and much more. His Twitter bio reads "Helping nerds get strong without losing who they are or what they are". Honestly, I can't summarize this account better than this. Here are some of my favorite tweets.

James Clear (@JamesClear)

This isn't the first time I'm talking about James Clear on my blog. I consume his content in every which way possible. His book Atomic Habits changed my life, and I've been a big fan of his work since then. I read his newsletter regularly and his tweets are no exceptions. James Clear has the best advice about habits one could ever have, and his insights keeps get better and better over time. If you want to be better with your habits and get your life together, consume his content. Here are some of his twitter gems.

Mark Manson (@IAmMarkManson)

What can I say about Mark? Hmm. It's hard to describe Mark Manson in a passage. He is the author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. My personal favorite is one of his earlier books called Models, which hits me with truths and facts everyday. He's witty, funny, straight to your face, and brutal in dissecting the truths of life. Whenever the universe slaps on my face with some truth or a reality check, Mark Manson is the hitman for the job. Everybody needs a Mark Manson in their lives, who will tell you things straight to your face. I've had the most number of Aha! moments when I've read Mark Manson's content. I cannot count the number of retweets and bookmarks I've done on Mark's tweets. Here are some of his gems.

Dr. Emily Anhalt (@dremilyanhalt)

Dr. Emily Anhalt is a psychologist. She tweets about therapy, tools for managing our mind, self-management, and so many other insights on mental health. I would rather show than tell. Here are some of her tweets I liked.

Saving the best for the last, here is Naval. I don't think I have to introduce him in this blog once again. He's the person I have quoted the most and I have consumed his contents on all platforms possible. Yet, Naval himself has said that Twitter is like his journal and that he thinks out loud on Twitter. So Twitter is a special place to consume Naval's wisdom, from his mind to ours. Honestly, sometimes it takes a while for me to understand his tweets, but there is so much wisdom packed in his Twitter page. Going into a Naval rabbithole is time well spent for me. After so many quotes of his tweets on my blog, once again, here are some of my favorites.

I have learned a lot from the people above and I look forward to learn more. Despite all the drama that's going on in Twitter lately, I'm thankful for all the people who created and worked on this platform that provides value to millions of people like me. What are some Twitter accounts that I should consider following? Let me know. Thanks for reading!

Vivek Arvind

Vivek Arvind

Santa Clara, CA