Best 306 Quotes & Tweets on Social media

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1

The goal of media is to make every problem, your problem.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

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

3

Looking across Twitter, it’s obvious that most people enjoy outrage, conflict, and drama.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Social media isn’t: • Marketing • PR • Photography • Videography • Directing • Editing • Sales • Copywriting • Crisis Managing • Researching • Data Analyzing • Graphic Designing • Brand Strategizing • Paid Advertising • Industry Expertise It’s all of it

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

5

Twitter is television for intellectuals.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

Social media favors socialists.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

If Twitter did ever end up representing the real world, the world would end.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

How to tweet: 1. Write the essay. 2. Write the tweet summarizing the essay. 3. Delete the essay.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

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

10

Twitter is a much better resumé than LinkedIn.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

The Art of Twitter is to communicate compressed knowledge with clarity and precision.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

To maximize distribution, minimize the message. • Books - blog posts • Podcasts - snippets • Blog posts - tweetstorms • Use stand-alone tweets in tweetstorms • Tweet sparingly - high signal, low noise Readers have options - respect their time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

Twitter is the only social network that connects people over ideas rather than over pre-existing relationships.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

You are not a social media wizard You are not a social media guru You are not a social media rockstar You are not a social media maven You are a professional. These made up titles are pejorative and diminish the tremendous skill and effort required by the profession.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

15

It's a lot easier to keep your house clean when you have frequent guests. Similarly, it's a lot easier to keep your thoughts in order when you share them frequently.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

16

Social media lowers the cost of raising & joining mobs. Per the Minority Rule, the most intolerant wins. Mobs replace conversations with extremism. Journalists, politicians, & society follow. We can raise the cost up with software to expose and block the perpetually outraged.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

There’s no investment where money works as hard as it does in a tech startup. Driven founders, leveraged with code, capital, media, and intellect, sweating every dollar spent. An enlightened society would educate investors, not restrict them.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

Compare the popularity of podcasts, tweets, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok, to blogs and books, to see how rare genuine readers are.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

If you have a social media marketer who gets frustrated when they’re asked to post bad content, hold on to that person. They care. And they get it.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

20

Wondering how long until social media induced mental illnesses start getting recognized and treated.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

21

If Facebook or Twitter decide to engage in censorship, then it's time to scrutinize their monopoly status.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

22

Checking social media is the new opening the fridge when you’re not hungry

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

Social media makes it easier to organize people, so the motivated people are organizing digital mobs.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

25

Twitter Rules: Praise specifically, criticize generally. Don't respond to negativity. Say it as if to their face. Be original. Don't debate.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

26

Twitter is a way to broadcast messages to hundreds of millions of people to find the few dozen that you actually want to talk to.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

27

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

DHH

DHH

@dhh

28

Engagement is a toxic metric. Products which optimize for it become worse. People who optimize for it become less happy. It also seems to generate runaway feedback loops where most engagable people have a) worst individual experiences and then b) end up driving the product bus.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

29

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

30

Social media turns ideas into a popularity contest. Real creativity dissents from the status quo. Social media may slow the progress of the species.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

31

The best accounts on Twitter are anonymous. The worst accounts on Twitter are anonymous.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

32

Don’t debate people in the media when you can debate them in the marketplace.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

33

Perhaps social media has a propensity to foment revolutions and civil wars.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

34

The profile picture is the logo for your Twitter brand. Pick a unique picture that's recognizable from a distance, and don't change it. It'll stand out in a pile of mentions and allow busy accounts to notice and remember you.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

35

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

36

The media industry is changing fast. Create a language Treat your audience like a friend by adding special phrases and inside jokes for your top fans. Don't just create content — create a world.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

37

Want to get better at social media? Become an expert in any one of the following: • Photography • Editing • Ad buying • Sales • Marketing • Copywriting • Crisis comms • Psychology • Empathy • Industry trends • Graphic design • Cultural trends • Customer acquisition

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

38

We’re about to see a boom in live social media broadcasts: Concerts, workout classes, stand-up comedy, broadway, museum tours... This period will forever change the way we create and consume social media

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

39

5 rules for writing better tweets: 1. Only one idea per tweet 2. Cut all unnecessary words 3. Write for clarity first, wit second 4. Max two pieces of clickable text 5. Poor formatting can ruin a great tweet

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

40

The problem with social media marketing isn’t that it doesn’t work, it’s that brands don’t want to do what works

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

41

If great social media marketing was easy every brand would have great social media

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

42

Wonder if Twitter has the highest average IQ, and therefore the lowest ad revenue of the major social networks.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

43

The value of Twitter rises with more followers, even as the experience of Twitter degrades.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

44

Twitter has a de-facto monopoly on text-based broadcast social media. Intellectually lazy to overlook this while supporting censorship.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

45

People overestimate organic social media’s ability to drive direct sales, and underestimate its ability to build a lasting brand

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

46

Writing is an art Marketing is an art Videography is an art Photography is an art Graphic design is an art Communication is an art Cinematography is an art Social media is an art

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

47

Social media marketing is more art than science If it were a science anyone could replicate success time and time again

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

48

Use organic social media to pull your customer in. Use paid social media to push your message out.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

49

The 5-step guide to grow your social media following: 1) Decide why people should follow you 2) Create content in support of your why 3) Refuse to post content that does not support your why 4) Consistently post that content 5) Post more of what resonates, less of what doesn’t

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

50

Your audience might not want to hear from your brand today. Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach