twitter? why and how?

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twitter? why and how?

Post by Silence » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:11 am

Who uses twitter and why... and how?
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Re: twitter? why and how?

Post by Rave » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:33 am

Think of it as a micro blog

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Post by seattletruth » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:44 am

2 words: Wikileaks updates :D

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Re: twitter? why and how?

Post by ubermnd » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:38 am

someone has set up a fake Andy C account. Comedy Gold.

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Re: twitter? why and how?

Post by necho » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:35 pm

[monday cynicism]

twitter is supposed to be a massive post-modern peer-2-peer, cyber-democratic, organic, evolving mass of non-linear social communication with the power to change the world.

while it may be useful in some ways, IMHO it is mainly just a cheap way of marketing crap to credulous fools.

[/monday cynicism]
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Re: twitter? why and how?

Post by Tarekith » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:02 pm

Quick advertising. I use Twitter to follow news from different manufacturers and blog updates, as well as posting my blog updates. For me it's like a glorified RSS reader more than anything. It's a quick way to see what new gear was released, and what new musical news is out there. I don't follow many personal twitter accounts unless they are pretty funny.

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Re: twitter? why and how?

Post by sporkles » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:14 pm

Tarekith wrote:glorified RSS reader
Agreed. Thread closed.

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Re: twitter? why and how?

Post by beats me » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:27 pm

When it comes to marketing your music I think you need to be able to balance advertising and being personable/entertaining, not just "New album out, check it", but also not littering it with mundane shit like "Good morning, how's everybody doing? I like coffee." every damn morning. People will stop following you as I have to the point of not following twitter at all. And I don't feel like I'm out of the loop either. But maybe I am.

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Re: twitter? why and how?

Post by slatepipe » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:15 pm

i use facebook and my own site. and soundcloud and vimeo now. youtube a bit too. i had a go at twitter for a few days last year but after 2 days i just thought - this isnt for me and deleted my account

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