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Who do you follow on Twitter?
« on: January 14, 2011, 09:45:56 AM »
I was just fine-tuning my follow list on Twitter today and yesterday, and thinking about who I need to follow, and who I don't.

I read a certain blog every day, and that blogger's only posts to Twitter are "something new on my blog today," I don't need to follow that person on Twitter.

If it's a person I might actually like, or want to support, yet their Twitter posts are endlessly boring, mundane or pointless, I don't follow them even though I actually might be interested in 1/10 of what they might post. I don't need to wade through that much clutter, and maybe if enough people un-follow them, they'll figure out that people weren't actually interested in whether or not their Raisin Bran was "so yum!!" this morning.

I follow all kinds of people, mostly not related to the kind of stuff we discuss on this Forum (though I'd be interested to hear of worthwhile ambient music related folks on Twitter). I follow a lot of writers and artists, too, and a few filmmakers and comedians.

Also there are a few news outlets I don't check very often, but they conveniently post notification of all updates to their Twitter feed, so it's a good way to find out when there's something interesting to look at.

Anybody else?
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 10:14:12 AM »
My follow list used to be more random than it is now - now it's mostly filled with people that write or release music. 

I do enjoy the occasional snarky comment from Sarah Silverman.  ;-)

I mostly do twitter in a dive in ... see what's going on recently - respond to a few - and then get back out - so I don't see every post from every person I follow.   Sort of dive into the stream a bit - and get out, towel off, and go on with my day.  ;-)
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 10:18:20 AM »
One of the nice things about Twitter is the little amusing tidbits from people like Sarah, Wil Wheaton, and Merlin Mann.
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 10:21:44 AM »
Oh Wil kills me... although he really has backed off on twitter.

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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 10:24:57 AM »
"Hello Seattle. I am in you."

(repeat x 1,000,000, substituting place-name of every town he visits)
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 10:40:34 AM »
The conversations with his dog.   Love his books also.     Yep - I'm a Wil Wheaton fan.  ;-)

Another person I follow on twitter is Mike Griffin from the Hypnos label.

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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 10:42:37 AM »
Ahhh ha ha!

I don't post too much Hypnos stuff on there, though I suppose I should. If people would find that kind of thing useful (announcements of new stuff in the store, etc.) let me know.

Those interested can find me on Twitter by following the link below (in that signature down there -- see that?)
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 11:09:26 AM »
I post "now playing" and stuff about the rM community - who's the member of the day, etc..

I used to post a lot more to twitter... but i've calmed down a bit.
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 11:11:47 AM »
There was one day where I almost unfollowed you. I think you might have had about 15 extra cups of coffee!
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 11:27:06 AM »
LOL!   Yeah - I've had stupid days before.

You'll never see me post about food though (ok ok I mentioned sushi once).
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 11:29:03 AM »
Yeah, it was temporary derangement.  ;)

Some people are worse than that, and ALL THE TIME. I checked one person's page and they hate posted at least 100 times in the prior few days some variation on "I need another cup of coffee."
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 11:31:33 AM »
I know it was a typo... but this is a rather hilarious typo.... they "hate posted"!   :-)

Ok ok ok - I have mentioned my addiction to coffee once or twice... (or forty times).

usually it's "now playing" ... i do try to actually mention "why" I'm now playing them.  usually.  not always.
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 12:01:43 PM »
My string of tweets just now about the Hypnos store having the new Relaxed Machinery release in stock... probably just made Mike unfollow me.  :-)

John

p.s.   it's:   http://hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=rm15
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 12:07:32 PM »
Unfollowed!!

(not really)  ;)
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Re: Who do you follow on Twitter?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2011, 01:23:24 PM »
Mike - I just posted this to twitter.  

#ff a few people I look forward to reading: @benjamindauer @cinchel @kieronjames @sbtrmnl @thomasraukamp @mapmap @futuresequence


@benjamindauer  =  profilic musician - with a release coming out on rM

@cinchel = a guy in chicago that I chat with now and then about music and coffee

@kieronjames = musician - owns the really excellent Clear Notice label  (their Enter Calico comp and iTunes app - highly recommended!)

@sbtrmnl = Leonardo Rosado - he's on rM and owns the Feedback Loop label.

@mapmap = Marcus Fischer - musician from up your way.  Just released Monocoastal on 12k.

@futuresequence = really cool electronic music magazine.    http://futuresequence.com


and #ff = follow friday ... which I do now and then.  Normally I only do one or two and I explain why.
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