Archive for April, 2009

Are Real Celebrities Ruining Twitter For the Rest of Us?

Steve Rubel’s recent post Twitter Is Peaking; Get Ready to Follow The Geeks Onward on AdAge sparked a very interesting discussion between the great @TWalk and me.

Is the entrance of celebrities into Twitter ruining it for the “rest of us?”

In Rubel’s article, he states, “Just six months ago, the list of the top 100 users on Twitter read like a who’s who of geeks.” I agree. And to us, those in the top 100 were seen as celebrities.

Eventually, new Twitter adopters realized the possibility to exist equally among those celebrity geeks. Yes! We could become celebrities ourselves! We could be important! Known by thousands! Big shots in our little Twitter world.

So what originally determined Twitter Celebrity Status?

Twitter Age (Interesting Content x Rate of Updates)

Twitter Age is–obviously–the length of time someone has been using Twitter.

With this idea, I don’t blame those who’ve worked hard to earn “Twitter Elite Status” (potentially Rubel himself?) for getting peeved off that *REAL* celebrities are changing Twitter, or raising the bar. Where the advantage previously was “Twitter Age,” a totally new variable has entered the picture. Prior fame.

So what does this mean? Twitter Celebrities are not the celebrities of Twitter anymore. There is a whole new standard that we normal people are going to have a tough time reaching.

So what now? Should we pout? Does it really matter? Your network is still your network, regardless of a celebrity’s ability to have thousands more followers than you. Maybe this will separate us into two camps.

Or maybe we’ll just find a new castle where we can be king.

Would it be weird if I sung to my camera?

I’ve been having a lot of fun making all my crazy music videos. I’ve hit three genres so far, and there’s talk of something pop/dancey down the line.

However, I’m considering doing something more Repcor-specific. I’m not sure if I should try a few covers, or maybe start writing more of my own music like I used to. Either way, I think it would be nice to get into some of the more artistic stuff. Prove that I’m more than just a wacky performer. :)

So my question is: How should I “perform” my music on my blog? Should I be incredibly cheesy and sing right into my camera? Would that make you feel awkward? Should I record only audio? Should I record me singing/playing, but look to the side? What if I had someone accompany me?

Should I just do this…?

So, friends, let me know your thoughts! Please and thank you.