🎙️The King of NFT Twitter | Pod 174
What’s up everybody, it’s LG Doucet here.
We love a good tweet.
Especially in the NFT space, a well crafted tweet can move markets, change feelings, or simply capture the current zeitgeist of that particular day.
If you were here for the very early days of The First Mint, you know that we lived and died by our Tweets. Someone once referred to our feed as a “masterful display of emoji” and I’ll never forget that compliment.
But much has happened since those early days.
The NFT space evolved way beyond Top Shot. Apes came. Cats came. Tons of other weird shit came. And so did thousands of new friends, colleagues, and community members.
But today, we find ourselves down deep in the bear market. The music has stopped, and only a few whispers remain in the conversation, many of them comical in nature.
Which is where we found today’s guest…
🌟Today’s Pod: The King of NFT Twitter | ThreadGuy
We like the tweets. And some of even like the guy!
I assumed he would talk about his background in comedy, or his history as an influencer on another social platform.
I was dead wrong.
This is his first time. For…literally everything.
His first time being an influencer.
His first time writing funny material.
His first time…holding a real job!
To put it simply: this guy was flipping sneakers while in school, and saw so much opportunity in NFT Twitter shitposting that he dropped out of school to do it full time despite only having 200 followers at the time.
Now that is betting on yourself.
Notes from the pod:
His first NFT was Top Shot (5:20)
What “sneaker Twitter” is and the bots that pump it (8:30)
How “Thread Guy” was born (12:30)
His “a-ha” moment for his Twitter content (20:00)
His chaotic method for content creation (22:00)
His goals as a master of Twitter (25:00)
The switch to “shit posting” (29:30)
His advice on NFT winter? Try to survive and remember fundamentals (32:30)
NFT Gaming will save the industry (37:00)
Was he always “funny” (39:30)
His work with Jenkins The Valet (41:30)
We both faded BAYC at first (43:00)
LG reveal his “first job” (47:00)
His advice for being a content creator (51:00)
Content referenced in this pod
There was a lot of visual content referenced in this session, so here they are!
My profile picture when you talk to me in Discord (11:30)
ThreadGuy’s original profile picture (15:00)
The “a-ha” moment tweet for him as a content creator (20:00)
The ranking platform for influencers, NFTInspect (25:00)
His Tai Lopez beef (30:00)
His Radioshack beef, although the shack has since deleted its tweets (31:30)
🌋 ICYMI: The ETH Merge Explained | 0xQuit
Last week, we welcomed the legend 0xQuit to the show, one of the leading devs of the industry and someone smarter than I.
He walked us through how THE MERGE will work on Ethereum (hint: its good for the environment), and the alternate bizarro world on Ethereum that may be created by the Proof-of-Work fundamentalists.
Keen to know what’s gonna shake up the crypto world on September 15th? This is the episode for you.
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