I’m working on a BA Thesis around narratives on EA issues, probably on the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy (but open to change—feel free to message me with suggestions, particularly if they are longtermist), likely using the Narrative Policy Framework.
Per Humanities Research Ideas for Longtermists, I am focusing on Twitter narratives. I haven’t decided on which Twitter actors to focus, however, and would love to crowdsource answers from the EA community on what kinds of Twitter accounts would be most impactful to research?
Two potential ways to answer:
Specific recommendations, per my current topic (COVID-19 vaccine dipomacy in the US)
Criteria you might use in identifying Twitter accounts of interest for EA research
To me, it seems clear that my criteria must include high activity [on Twitter] in the issue policysphere and potentially being followed by public health policymakers (ideally even the White House, though I doubt they follow anyone unofficial).
I would love more ideas on anything else to consider!
Lizka’s post mentions having a large Twitter following, for example, and Lizka also names Nate Silver, Matt Yglesias, and Zeynep Tufekci.
Perhaps being followed by EA folk (as a gauge of alignment)? This would narrow my RQ, however, to “How influential are EA-aligned Twitter narratives” which seems less useful.