My normal tweets get favorited. My Bitcoin tweets get re-tweeted. Incentives, anyone?— Naval Ravikant (@naval)January 22, 2014
Naval’s point about incentives resonated with me this week.
I too noticed this twitter trend when my tweet about Uber became probably my most distributed of all time:
[308X my normal reach, 41 faves, 39 retweets 7 replies]
Uberx to LAX was $33 Taxi from LAX was $60 and a carbon copy of my credit card was made :(— Michael S Galpert (@msg)January 21, 2014
At first, I thought it was because lots of ppl love Uber and hate Taxi’s but after looking into who were among my the RT Uber posse it was pretty clear where the distribution came from.
The top Retweeters all have a financial stake in Uber.
- Chris Sacca @sacca [investor]
- Bill Gurley @bgurley [investor]
- travis kalanick @travisk [ceo]
- Josh Spear @joshspear [investor]
- Eric Paley @epaley [investor]
These guys have a collective 1.6M followers on the platform.
I would do the same thing if I had financial involvement in Uber.
The power of twitter has always been its collective echo.
Hopefully, it doesnt get too noisy before I get a chance to join the party :P
Gonna start investing in companies just so I can tweet about them.— Michael S Galpert (@msg)January 22, 2014