Best 249 Quotes & Tweets on Internet

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1

All social media oligopolists, not just TikTok, should open their recommendation algorithms to scrutiny. They are programming our minds and our societies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Sometimes success is 3% brains and 97% not getting distracted by the internet.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

3

Technology destroys jobs and replaces them with opportunities.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

The web isn’t just another software platform. It’s the greatest software platform the world has ever seen. No permissions, no masters, readable source code. Let’s protect the heritage, work in its service, and remind ourselves just what a marvel it all really is.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

5

Every single tweet costs nothing and has the potential to reach the entire world. It’s the best lottery ever made.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

If the primary purpose of school was education, the Internet should obsolete it. But school is mainly about credentialing.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Blockchains are now sucking in top-tier Silicon Valley tech talent faster than any boom since the Internet.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Objectively, the world is improving. To the elites, it’s falling apart as their long-lived institutions are flattened by the Internet.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

Our kids will view email the way we view the postal service.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

It’s never been a better time for self-motivated people. Anyone connected to the internet has the education power of a university and the distribution power of a media company at their fingertips. Curiosity, courage, and persistence are the new gatekeepers.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It's the desire to learn that's scarce.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

The future of education. Some predictions: 1. Home schooling will be extremely common 2. The stigma around tutoring will disappear. 3. The best independent online teachers will make more than of $1 million per year. A billion dollar business will be built in each space.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

The Internet replaces mid-sized businesses with network-effect based monopolies, each hosting a long tail of creators. We’ll end up with one town hall, one social network, one video host, one music label, one taxi dispatcher, one big-box retailer. Antitrust law is obsolete.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

Academia and journalism used to be sources of scarce information. Post-Internet, they're mainly used to signal tribal affiliation & status.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

The Internet lowers the returns to distributing facts, while social media increases the returns to distributing signaling goods.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

This may be the last generation that has a powerful tool like the Internet, and the focused attention span to do deep work.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

The Internet shifts the balance of credibility from institutions to individuals. Institutions are revealed as insatiable and corrupt, even as a billion potential leaders step onto the stage.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

When every chat app in the world has died off, email will still be here.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

19

The state of online learning: 1) YouTube will eat the low-end of the market. 2) People will pay 5-15x more for live courses. 3) The three biggest competitive advantages are the personality of a creator, the warmth of the community, and the quality of the student experience.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

20

Law of the Internet: If somebody recommends an article that’s more than 10 years old, chances are it’s gonna be outstanding

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

If you don't learn how to code, at least learn how to design and build your own website, on your own domain. Anything else on the internet isn't truly yours - it's building a house on rented land and it could be taken away from you at any time.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

22

Writing online is a superpower. The Internet rewards people with obscure interests. Writing online will help you find other like-minded hobbyists who you wouldn’t be able to find in real-life.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

This is a never ending thread of the very best online content and resources for early stage startups. Relevant for both self-funded/bootstrapped and venture backed pre-seed/seed stage companies.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

24

The internet has a recency bias. Old ideas aren’t resurfaced enough. We’re obsessed with what’s happening right now. Articles, blog posts, interviews, documentaries. You name it. The world needs older ideas.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

25

The Internet evolved media from physical to digital, from paid to free, from editorial to social. Next up: from corporate to ownerless.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

26

The Internet is the most important technology in our lives. You don't need permission to build things on the Internet. All you need is an idea, a vision, 2-3 skills, and the discipline to execute it.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

The new lazy way to shop: Google whatever it is that you’re looking for. Then let FB and IG serve you ads for different versions of that product for the next two days.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

28

The internet is as useful as your self-control.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

29

On the Internet, individuals replace institutions.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

30

It's not too late to start a software business. Today only 3% of commerce happens online. It will become 97%. That's an almost-guaranteed 30x growth over the coming decades, not counting second order effects. (Now hurry up, or you'll only get a guaranteed 20x growth!)

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

31

The Internet rewards people who work fast. Code fast. Write fast. Design fast. On the Internet, the cost of publishing is free and the algorithms reward people who publish frequently. That's why so many of the top creators are prolific. Learn to work fast.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

It's the worst of times and the best of times in tech right now. Big tech and a horde of zombie unicorns, backed by vulture capital, are spoiling our internet, stealing our data, and robbing their workers. But there's finally a seed of hope in the awareness that's growing.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

33

Online education is growing fast. It's harder to sell a course than build one: The top online schools are run by people with the largest audiences, not necessarily the best teachers. But building an audience trains you to teach.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

34

Good storytellers are more powerful than ever before. Technology has reduced the cost of sharing stories. One great story can move millions to act. Authors. Podcasters. Entrepreneurs. Politicians. Leaders. The person who tells the best story rules their corner of the world.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

35

The Safari team doesn't get quite enough credit for how much nicer Reader View makes browsing the modern ad-infested web. SHIFT+CMD+R and all the visual pain goes away ❤️.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

36

Internet gave us programmable, digital abundance. Blockchains give us programmable, digital scarcity, mapping better to the real world.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

37

The Internet will obsolete the industrial education system, just like it's obsoleting every other physical purveyor of information goods.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

38

The online course arbitrage. People will pay $10-20 for a book, but those same people will pay $1,000-2,000 for the same information in a live video format. The lesson: People want more than information. They also want inspiration, accountability and friends to learn with.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

39

Internet Phase 1 replaced offline gatekeepers w/ thin online ones. Phase 2 will replace gatekeepers altogether w/ cryptoeconomic protocols.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

40

The future of education looks like Y Combinator.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

41

The Internet in a nutshell: I haven't read, understood, or thought deeply about X. However, here is what I think about X.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

42

The Internet demolished middlemen and replaced them with thin monopolies. But blockchains may liberate us from intermediaries altogether.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

43

The primary thing the internet did was increase connectivity. The primary thing humans do with connectivity is form groups. The primary currency we seek in groups is status. Thus, the internet made status more valuable (bigger groups) and sought after (more groups) than ever.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

44

Internet connectors of simple user-gen digital content (SoundCloud, Patreon, YouTube, Twitter) are vulnerable to decentralized competition.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

45

People under-estimate two things: 1. The emotional challenges you face when you start writing online. 2. The benefits of writing online, even when you have a niche audience and 3-5 well-written essays on your personal website. Finding the courage to publish is the hardest part.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

46

Writing well is 5% ideas, 5% grammar, and 90% not being distracted by the Internet.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

47

The Internet makes you focus on the urgent at the expense of the important

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

48

When you make your first $ on the internet, you’ll realize: Time ≠ money Location ≠ opportunity Hard work ≠ smart work

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

49

Here's what I've learned about launching online products. 1. Give tons of free stuff away. The Internet rewards people who teach. Share your best ideas for free, and you will attract an audience of like-minded people. Build an audience before you launch your first product.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

50

Teachers should train like athletes. They should have coaches, watch themselves on video, and study the science of teaching. So obvious, but I‘ve never met a teacher who does all these things. Online education will change that.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell