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One of Silicon Valley's most prominent tech investors, Marc Andreessen, talked Twitter and other business tips in an extensive New Yorker profile. Michael Kovac / Getty Images

As the inventor of early Web browser Netscape and a co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Marc Andreesen is one of the most popular figures in the tech world. Forbes’ Midas List -- a ranking of the top venture capitalists -- places him at No. 19. But even with all his commitments and business deals, the investor still spends much of his workday online, specifically on Twitter.

Indeed, Twitter is one of Andreessen’s most notable investments. Along with the microblogging site, Andreessen was an early investor in Facebook, Pinterest, GroupOn and Zynga. But in a massive profile in the May 18 issue of the New Yorker, Andreessen, 47, gave another reason for his heavy Twitter use.

“Reporters are obsessed with it,” Andreessen told the New Yorker’s Tad Friend. “It’s like a tube and I have loudspeakers installed in every reporting cubicle around the world."

His aggressive use of the site started in early 2014. In fact, Andreessen told Re/code that tweeting more was one of his New Year’s resolutions. And it seems he's stuck to it.

With 313,000 followers, Andreessen has sent 52,500 tweets since joining the site in May 2007. The 140-character messages range from his views on policy, investment tips and his general thoughts. He will also retweet prominent journalists and other high-profile members of the tech community.

The lengthy New Yorker profile includes much more interesting insights, including conversations from his counseling to his investments. For example, after Yahoo offered $1 billion to buy Facebook, Andreessen encouraged Mark Zuckerberg not to sell despite the CEO’s young age and inexperience. “Mark and I really bonded in that period,” Andreessen told the New Yorker.

For more on Marc Andreessen, read the full profile here.