Each Note Secure has a great list of Musicians On Twitter You Should Follow, And Some To Ignore.
Willie Nelson and Bjork are apparently not follow-worthy, while Mike Skinner and MC Hammer are included among “the best, most entertaining, and overall best musicians to follow on Twitter.”
I’ve got to admit that GLONO on Twitter is pretty lame. We automatically post our headlines but rarely actually go in and interact… Should we get more involved? Do you use Twitter? POLJUNK is more active.
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I’m extremely active on Twitter – though I’m having a hard time finding lots of musicians. Maybe it’s because they’re all practicing like *I* should be.
WTF does anybody do with Twitter? I don’t get it. Why does anybody want to walk around f-ing with their phone all day?
Sc ott, my best explanation of Twitter (and why anyone would do it) is that it’s micro-blogging. The same reason why you would write a blog, post on a bulletin board, update a social networking status, or comment on a post is why you would Twitter: because you have something to say.
Yeah, and the thing that I don’t think is immediately apparent with the twittering is the interactivity with all the @responses, etc. Until you kinda see it in action, it doesn’t make a lot of sense.
you twitter about false attacks to try to influence public opinion during elections. be careful, it may backfire.
while i enjoy blogs for the amount, quality and accesses to a vast amount of information (though, some of it is ridiculous and without merit), the whole idea of micro blogging just doesn’t do it for me.
i can appreciate it as a social networking tool. i just get a chuckle out of the constant updates that people post on their facebook accounts. why do i care what you’re eating for dinner that night, or that you’re anxiously awaiting the new issue of people magazine to hit your mail box. it’s all too self-important and self-involved to me. it highlights the american trait that i find most reprehensible when it’s left unchecked.
there’s upsides to being able to update friends and families about what’s going on. and to have it while being mobile, that’s pretty cool. it’s just the obsessive nature of constant, frivolous updates that i’m not down with.
just because we have the ability of have constant access to a volume of information, doesn’t necessarily lend itself to better quality of life.
there’s a lot of noise out there. i’d rather just filter it down to a personally manageable amount of information.
though, more power to people that find it interesting and believe it lends to a more dynamic life for themselves. i know my wife loves it all. i just don’t.
“just because we have the ability of have constant access to a volume of information, doesn’t necessarily lend itself to better quality of life.
there’s a lot of noise out there. i’d rather just filter it down to a personally manageable amount of information.”
Well, that’s subjective. Some people are pretty clever with their updates and I’ll take anything that makes me laugh right now.
There are also tools out there that let you filter and group the people you follow. Like any new technology there is a period of pure exploration. For some it may seem like a lot of self-important noise but that’s what blogging was before GLONO arrived to blow all yer minds.
Update: Database of artists who twitter.
Ben Kweller’s super active: http://twitter.com/benkweller