Twitter is a service that fits somewhere between email, instant messengering and micro blogging. If your a musician or record label you can use Twitter as a promotion tool. Twitter has RSS feeds and badges so each of your posts can instantly be placed across the internet at several locations at once. Twitter is also a type of social network and you can follow friends or companies your interested in. You do so in a public time line made up of a everyone you are following. It’s a fun and addictive experience. Let’s take a closer look.
I created a Twitter profile for my music studio. I use this profile to promote whatever is going on in the studio, new releases and even important wire to the ear blog posts I made. Posts are limited to 140 characters of text which I think is brilliant because you are really forced into stating simple moments and facts. I input entries vie my Twitter page online but you can also post Twitter entries by using software on your Mac or PC, IM clients or mobile devices like cell phones, etc…You can see my Twitter page here:
But you do not have to go to my Twitter site to see the updates. Take a look at all the locations those posts travel to:
On this blog Wire to the Ear look on the far right column:
“Things to Come Records Studio Updates”.
At the Things to Come Records homepage in two locations…
First on the homepage under the “In The Studio” section:
And at the bottom of the studio page:
On my MySpace page on the left hand column there is a grey badge titled “What am I doing?”:
At the official website for The Horrorist on the bottom of the studio page:
On my Facebook profile on a turqiouse box in the left hand column titled “Twitter”:
As you can see your Twitter posts can take on any look. You can use the official Twitter badges or style your own using CSS. You can also choose how many recent updates should be listed.
The video above is a really great way to grasp everything Twitter is about. Highly recommended.