Twitter is getting a lot of attention in the media lately (well, for the last year+), and I can understand people who are turned off by it. Weird name, seems like a cult, and it’s another social networking service that you need to join. I mean, I was the #1 Twitter skeptic for awhile, but over the past few months I’ve come to learn how to use it to my advantage.
My basic description to people about Twitter is that it’s the live reaction of the internet. You follow people and get instant reactions to what is going on in the world. Depending on who you follow is how valuable your Twitter feed will be. If you follow people who just update you on when they’re going to the bathroom, it’s lame. But by following the right people, you can learn a lot of stuff and digest information in an easy to read format. And if you have a smart phone like an iPhone or Blackberry, there’s tons of applications that make Twitter super useful. For iPhone I personally recommend the free Twitterfon, but there are many others out there.
I’ve also compiled a list of known Columbus musicians and related Twitter accounts. If I’ve missed anyone, add them to the comments and I’ll update the list.
Columbus Music Venus, Media, Other
Ben Co Presents
Columbus Music Co-Op
The Other Paper (not real)