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Twitter Madness

April 14, 2009

Was just on Twitterholic.com, checking out the tweeters with the largest following.

Barack has had less time to tweet as he’s got a country to run, so CNN has taken over with 897,969 followers. I thought about following, but who wants a steady stream of 98% negative news? I like the idea of being informed, but damn, that’s too much for me.

The next few listings are mainly celebrities including Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, Lance Armstrong, Shaq, Al Gore, John Mayer, Jimmy Fallon and more. If you’re a hardcore fan of these people, it’s getting closer to them than any tabloid could.  It’s hard to blog something every couple hours unless you got all the time in the world. Tweets, on the other hand, are quick and easy. You’re getting a continuous stream of updates from people you want to hear from so you can stay constantly engaged and connected.

I check out the John Mayer tweets and a lot of the time he’s posting about the development of his new album. He of course doesn’t hesitate to name drop Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson, Kutcher, DJ AM  and others in his reply tweets to show his celebrity status.  I don’t really care for that, but whatever, he can do what he wants.  He’s still keeping his fans engaged and stoked for the new release.

The most important thing about Twitter, at least in terms of an artist tweeting, is the fact that it’s actually the artist. It’s ok to get news from management about an upcoming tour and all that, but fans want to get closer than that. The music is what brought them there, but getting to know what’s inside the head of your favorite artist helps solidify an artist-fan connection.

Oh and by the way, you should start following us on  Twitter->http://twitter.com/newrockstarbook

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Hoover

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Dg. permalink
    April 14, 2009 6:49 am

    Good info – and the Flutter vid is literally freaking brilliant, not to mention hilarious – thanks for the laugh!!!

  2. April 14, 2009 6:38 pm

    hmmm, I automatically assumed that it wasn’t the artists themselves being twits (or whatever it’s called). I just assumed it would be an staffer that was in charge of that sort of thing. And in charge of making it sound legit and real. My cynicism showing through?

  3. April 14, 2009 10:12 pm

    Mark Hoppus from blink updates like 30 times a day and as a fan I love it, he even talks about what songs they’ll practice for that day, and days like today he’ll even post pictures.

    Twitter is insane when it comes to fan/band relations.

  4. April 15, 2009 2:27 pm

    Yeah, I was just on Hoppus’ twitter yesterday. He’s also a hardcore blogger.

    Hoov

  5. April 15, 2009 2:28 pm

    Well Coldplay is pretty much updates from the tour crew/management so it’s just news.

  6. April 15, 2009 2:29 pm

    haha yeah, for a split second i thought it was for real.

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