After close to 1,000 days away from Twitter, it seems Marc Andreessen’s New Year’s Resolution is to tweet more.

A lot more, apparently, with the famous Silicon Valley venture capitalist and software-eating-everything pundit taking a page from media mogul Rupert Murdoch by becoming a manic poster of 140-character asides.

It began with a funny by Andreessen, with a reference made famous by Ronald Reagan:

In a call tonight, Andreessen told me that he timed the first tweet for midnight to give himself the inspiration to keep tweeting all year. He has not posted to the social communications service since a single tweet in April of 2011.

Before that, it was a year earlier and before that, nothing.

“I have always been tweeting in my head,” he said, which he also had tweeted yesterday. “But this has been on my list for a long time.”

Since then, the tweets have been plentiful and completely random. In five tweets, he made a list of why it was the best year in human history. In another, he quoted Steve Jobs.

Then there was a tweet on horse pollution. And robots, just three hours ago.

And it’s still going and will continue, said Andreessen. I reminded him of his short blogging career — though he still does post occasionally on the Andreessen Horowitz site — several years ago, when he told me he was going to really go to town on the Web.

“Well, I started a VC firm, so I was busy,” he said.




5 comments
rafastipe
rafastipe

Reading this from Netscape 4 (j/k)

vivekiyer87
vivekiyer87

Well he started a VC Firm and "ofcourse" he was "busy" :)

patrickmurray
patrickmurray

He had a great blog for the little time it was up.  Hopefully we see some of that shine through with his tweets!

Mark Papadakis
Mark Papadakis

 Some folks have interesting things to say yet they voice them on such channels so infrequently, while others have really nothing to say but they can't keep their hands away from the post/tweet button. 


Andreessen is obviously one of those in the first set, so I am glad he is back.


Gavin
Gavin

It's great to see him tweeting again. Love that he's using buffer as well. That should make Joel and Leo happy. 

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