Technology in the Arts #59

This episode is dedicated to the addictive, ridiculousness that is TWITTER! Sanchez Hacked (Photo: CNN's Rick Sanchez's Twitter feed was hacked in January 2009. And it was hilarious.)

Some Additional Suggestions for Twitter

Here are a few suggestions for using Twitter that we don't mention in the episode:

  • One of our Twitter friends (arts consultant @heidirettig) submitted this suggestion: "Don’t sell too much. Rather, use Twitter to create an identity."
  • Heidi also said: "Twitter has the ability to make audiences feel 'special,' so give them something no one else is getting."
  • Search for items that are of interest to your organization. You can use any of the desktop tools we mentioned or to search the Twittersphere. For instance, let’s say you’re a theater company in Baltimore presenting a production of Hamlet. You might search “Baltimore Shakespeare” as a starting point to find people in your area who are interested in your work. This is a good way to make sure you’re following and being followed by the most effective Twitter users.

Tweeps You Should Follow

You can follow Brad's Tweets at Here are some more artists and arts organizations you should be following on Twitter:

Cool Site of the Episode

Current TV's YouTube Channel - "Current is the global TV network all about what's going on in your world, from your perspective, in your voice." Includes the hilarious weekly animated show Supernews!

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