I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. Am I Missing Out?

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Re: I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. Am I Missing Out?

Post by justindelay » Sun May 03, 2009 3:46 pm

So I'll give my (biased) $0.02.

For me, Twitter is the way I want to communicate.

I do most of my daily "computing" on my iPhone, which primarily consists of connecting with my friends and staying up on the news.

I want all of this info in short, succinct bursts because I'm on the run, I'm looking at a small screen, and I'm on a relatively low bandwidth internet connection. I like that Twitter forces folks to be brief.

I follow my friends, several news agencies, and a couple of bands that I dig. When used in this way, it almost makes checking Facebook, my Google Reader RSS feed, and MySpace pages redundant. Twitter is the closest thing to the real-time web, and is an excellent tool for spotting trends and breaking news.

Of course there is always a need for long-form info. I want to be able to read an in-depth analysis or blog post. And if the info is important, one can link to it on Twitter using one of the many URL shorteners.

I won't touch on the amount of crap on Twitter and Facebook. Just like every media channel, there is a lot of garbage. There are countless bad videos on YouTube, 100s of worthless cable TV channels, and endless garbage blog posts. I've probably written a few myself.

What's important about Twitter and social media in general is that it levels the playing field. The tech is out there to record and produce amazing music at an affordable price. Write your song, put it out there, and if it is good, folks will share it. There are so many great ways to find good media now, and so many tools at a musician's disposal, it really comes down to what makes sense for you and your fans.

The reason I said I was biased is because I am a musician, and I wanted to share my music on Twitter. I also wanted to make sure my music would play on smartphones. So I built http://bln.kr to let me do that. It's in beta and if any folks are interested, I would love to get feedback on how to make it better.

@coldbuggin- your music is really great, sent you a message on Twitter.
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Re: I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. Am I Missing Out?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sun May 03, 2009 11:42 pm

justindelay, thanks for that. A very smart, very informative blurb. I'm almost sold on Twitter now, lol.
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Re: I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. Am I Missing Out?

Post by timothyallan » Mon May 04, 2009 1:42 am

Twitter makes my wife roll her eyes at me when I use or talk about it :lol:

That said, I put my twitter link in my sig because it's come in so handy for me.

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Re: I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. Am I Missing Out?

Post by ewistrand » Mon May 04, 2009 4:18 am

I'm a Facebooker myself. That way, I can give Neb and Tarekith crap in places other than here :)


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Re: I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. Am I Missing Out?

Post by Tone Deft » Tue May 05, 2009 10:06 pm

don't be bungleheads like Alice and Timmy. have good Facebook manners and the electric friendship generator will be more fun for everyone.

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At people who I'd much rather kick in the eye?

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