by Russ Roberts on May 15, 2009

in Web/Tech

I'm twittering as EconTalker. I'll twitter from time to time on EconTalk developments, Cafe Hayek developments, Adam Smith and whatever else I can express tersely. An experiment.

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Ike May 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Apparently, @econtalk was already taken.

Be sure to follow him at

(and I am @ikepigott)

Speedmaster May 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Following, thanks.

Mike Farmer May 15, 2009 at 8:04 pm


Marshall Beddoe May 15, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I don't see any EconTalker. Is your profile set to public to allow followers without verification?

Speaking of twitter, I've been a huge critic of it for a while thinking it was all about self importance and the inanity of daily life. I feel like I totally get it now and what makes it interesting is that it is a very bottom up, Hayekian way for individuals to converge on common subject matter. After understanding the #hashtags which allow anyone to post to a kind of public microblog to individuals providing information and news in times of crisis, this is a great example of complex emergent behavior.

You may want to check out the hashtags #tlot (top libertarians on twitter) as well as #economics #liberty, etc.

Look forward to receiving your tweets!

Marshall Beddoe May 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm

"We couldn't find anyone named EconTalker."

Any clue?

vikingvista May 15, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I can think of some twits in this blog's comments sections who I with were limited to 140 characters or less.

Adam May 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Glad you decided to go for it! Remember, most of the phone comes from the other people you connect with; the links they point you to and the conversations you have.

I'm @afg85

Adam May 16, 2009 at 3:38 pm

…most of the phone? What the heck? I mean most of the fun…I'm not sure if you can call that a typo…

Joe May 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Great, now following.


Christopher Renner May 19, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Ditto. @chris_renner

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