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#108 | Your Information Diet
Welcome to Wisdom Letter #108.
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Today we continue our series of posts around your information diet.
Last week we discussed the best podcasts you can listen to, today we are talking about one of the most powerful social media platforms in the world right now - Twitter.
We will share 5 Twitter accounts that will help you to upgrade your mind.
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The 2 sides of Twitter -
Twitter has a dark, toxic side that’s full of negativity. It's full of endless political arguments, that can drain the mental energy out of you.
These debates are often polarized and there’s little place for nuance.
The tiniest of arguments can lead to verbal violence.
That’s Political Twitter, definitely stay away from that.
Actually, the lack of nuance was the reason for us starting this newsletter more than two years ago.
But we hardly found any takers.
Early this year, in trying to find more readers for this newsletter, we found a completely new side of the platform - Creator Twitter.
These were people like us trying to build their own thing, creating something from nothing.
The more we spent our time interacting with these people, the more we realized the benefits of a platform like Twitter.
Creator Twitter is the exact opposite of political Twitter.
People there spread positivity and hope, they help each other in their projects and collaborate to build interesting solutions to important problems.
We fell in love with Creator Twitter.
So much so that earlier this year we even wrote a book about it -
You can read the intro chapter of the book on our website👇
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Of course, a platform such as Twitter encourages filter bubbles and confirmation bias.
It shows us more of the content that we like and less of what doesn’t resonate with our pre-existing beliefs.
But that’s a superpower if used correctly.
You can choose to actively curate your Twitter experience by following and liking only certain kinds of content.
And then the algorithm will show you more of the same.
That’s why these days we spend most of our time in the positivity of creator Twitter instead of the negativity of political Twitter.
If you’re new, to get started, we have some recommendations of accounts to follow, do check them out -
Sahil Bloom writes fantastic in-depth threads every week on topics ranging from finance to mental models to methods of learning.
This week he wrote about Spaced Repetition - the learning technique.
Chris Hladczuk is “the frameworks” guy.
He writes explosive threads on the essential frameworks for business and life.
In this recent thread, he curated the best life advice from the Reddit crowd.
Mindblowing stuff -
Balaji Srinivasan is a modern day polymath.
From biotech to computer science to cryptocurrencies - he talks about a wide range of topics on Twitter.
His opinions are often polarizing but are backed by a solid understanding of the world around us -
Jack Butcher is the visuals guy.
He takes complex concepts and explains them through simple black and white visuals.
Love this one, whenever we feel that we’re not getting anywhere with our work, this visual keeps the spirits up -
Naval Ravikant is the modern-day philosopher-king.
We’ve written a lot about his wisdom earlier in this newsletter. His Twitter account is a gold mine.
His thread on how to get rich without getting lucky is one of the most popular tweets of all time.
We go back to it often -
These were our top 5 accounts to learn from every day.
But we also have a Twitter list of the most effective people on the platform.
It has 34 people as of now, but we keep adding new interesting people as we find them.
Following lists is a smart way to follow a bunch of good Twitter accounts in one go.
More than 300 folks follow this Twitter list, do check it out - “Highly Effective Tweeple”
Following the right people, and spending 15 minutes a day on Twitter can significantly improve your information diet.
Give it a shot.
And unfollow the negative folks on political Twitter🤷♂️
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