This afternoon’s column is an experiment: I was curious what would happen if I gathered my favorite tweets from the past week and put them all in one place. Might a theme emerge? Are there any important items we may have missed? How much of Twitter is simply unproductive snark-filled fun?
Regardless, we ended up with some pretty cool and amusing items that, I think, are worth your time on a Friday afternoon. Here are my favorite tweets from this week:
As the situation between Russia and Ukraine unfolded, you can count on my colleague Josh to make a hilarious observation:
.@SarahPalinUSA what are you seeing over there? Any movement?
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) February 28, 2014
Austan Goolsbee, the former Council of Economic Advisers Chair, wryly observes:
sounds like Putin better fear midterms @anneapplebaum: Time to rewrite those analyses–poll: 73% of Russians oppose intervention in Ukraine
— Austan Goolsbee (@Austan_Goolsbee) March 4, 2014
And then there’s this from Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group:
Unacceptable things that we're unprepared to do anything about 1 N Korea/Pak nukes 2 Global Warming 3 Assad 4 Crimea 5 Donald Trump's hair
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 7, 2014
Its official: Presenting your new Federal Reserve Chairwoman
Yellen swearing in, right now, at the Fed. Enthusiastic standing-O from the staff. And a very proud Nobellist nearby pic.twitter.com/y6FjDJOQvi
— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) March 5, 2014
Temp worker hiring is often a leading indicator of future hires:
— Matt Phillips (@MatthewPhillips) March 7, 2014