My 10 Favorite People on Twitter

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I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Twitter for the last few years, but I’ve finally found my ideal Twitter setup: using Mailbrew to email me the most popular tweets from my favorite people.

Even though they cover different topics, the common thread amongst my favorite Twitter follows is that they’re all deep and free thinkers.

Let’s jump into the list!

1. Noah Smith – Bloomberg Economics Writer

Noah is a thoughtful, deep thinker who covers economics, society, politics, COVID, and much more!

2. Paul Graham – Founder, Y-Combinator & Writer

Paul is one of my favorite thinkers, and I love how he blends insightful viewpoints on entrepreneurship and life.

3. Mark Manson – Bestselling Psychology Author

Mark is constantly dropping knowledge bombs about how to live a better life and how to understand why some things are the way they are.

4. David Perell – Writer, Learner, Entrepreneur

David tweets lots of great nuggets about writing, learning, and building businesses!

5. Content Philosopher

This is the only account I’ve featured that isn’t a person; it’s a collection of quotes about life. And it’s my favorite quote account.

6. Shane Parrish – Founder, Farnam Street

Shane shares great insights into what he describes as “mastering the best of what other people have already figured out.”

7. Nate Silver – Founder FiveThirtyEight

Nate provides fascinating perspectives on stats and how they relate to society, politics, and COVID.

8. Nat Eliason – Entrepreneur & Life Philospher

Nat is one of my favorite thinkers and is constantly working on and thinking about interesting, cutting-edge projects.

9. Ana Lorena Fabrega – Education Futurist

Ana is my favorite education-related thinker. She has unparalleled insights into how we should re-invent the educational system.

10. Balaji Srinivasan – Entrepreneur, Crypto Enthusiast, Futurist

Balaji tweets about crypto, the future, and entrepreneurship. He has lots of controversial and counter-culture takes that are extremely thought-provoking.

Bonus: If you want to follow many of my other favorite Twitter accounts, then follow this list!

And if you like these folks, then you’ll probably enjoy my Twitter account and my list of my favorite email newsletters!

I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.