I put out a post last week about how more classical musicians are starting to use Twitter and was pleasantly rewarded with a very positive response from many readers and a lot of new classical music Twitter fans, many of whom let me know that they’ve been reading the blog for some time now.
New classical music Twitterers
Here are a few of the new folks I’ve met on Twitter that are involved in the music biz. If you’re on Twitter (or thinking of joining), you can find me at twitter.com/jasonheath:
Having fun in the Twitterverse
It seems like Twitter is popping up everywhere in the news recently. The L.A. Times had an interesting article about the new ‘suggested users’ feature that ruffled a lot of feathers (including the L.A. Times, which was not on the suggested users list, even though the New York Times had two of their feeds listed!), and Scott Simon and Daniel Schorr debated the service’s merits recently on NPR.
Why do I use Twitter?
I don’t have a great answer when asked why, precisely, I feel compelled to pump out these little 140 character messages. I usually say that it’s kind of an informal blog-within-a-blog slash public diary slash link sharing service for me, a complicated (to say the least!) response which usually elicts a look of confusion from people.
Honestly, I don’t have a good answer. I feel like it’s the start of something big, just like I felt about blogging, podcasting, and social services like Facebook (I’ve gone on and on about these topics in the past if you’re interested in my more extended thoughts). I have no idea where it’ll end up, but I’m having fun sending out these little messages and connecting with people in this new way. That’s the best I can give you for an answer!
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