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Nephilim96
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:59 am
Posts: 18
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:44 am 
 

Do any of you guys use twitter or anything? Any good bands or metal people that are worth following (the vast majority definitely aren't, and especially not labels)?

Yes, twitter isn't very TRVE, but do you know what's also "trve"? Not giving a fuck! haha

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Turner
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2002 2:04 am
Posts: 1160
Location: Germany
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:35 am 
 

twitter is the point where social media lost me. as far as i can see it's the master system to facebook's megadrive, but without the awesomeness of the 8-bit sonic the hedgehog.

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MetalTim
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:52 pm
Posts: 44
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:29 am 
 

You can follow my blog DutchMetalManiac on twitter if you want : https://twitter.com/DMetalManiac

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PhilosophicalFrog
The Hypercube

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 7:08 pm
Posts: 5752
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:07 am 
 

I use it a lot - mostly for two line jokes....but with that said, I like Invisible Oranges as a metal blog. I follow lots of musicians, metal and otherwise, and IO is pretty solid.
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Smoking_Gnu
Chicago Favorite

Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:22 pm
Posts: 2471
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:13 am 
 

I thought twitter was exceptionally dumb when it was first around, but now as I actually am getting tired of the constant irrelevant social fairground of facebook - I find twitter to have a bit more use, as it lets me track which music retailers are having sales/news without wading through all the friend-status-updates of fb (I only have a select few friends on twitter.) So yeah, been using it a bit more these days.
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Under_Starmere
Abhorrent Fish-Man

Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:00 pm
Posts: 4293
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:29 am 
 

I used to use a Twitter for a bit, but only for ninja survival advice and general ninja wisdom:

https://twitter.com/EyesoftheNinja/

I should get back to it sometime soon. Approximately 28 amateur ninja have died since I stopped posting. But then that's amateurs for you.
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PhilosophicalFrog
The Hypercube

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 7:08 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:48 am 
 

Oh, I do like joke accounts....quite a bit. Was thinking of making a few to see what sticks, but meh.
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Expedience
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Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:22 am
Posts: 3691
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:10 am 
 

I have more than enough trouble finding ways to avoid social discourse without actively seeking it out, but I now think fb and twitter are great for keeping the socialites both busy and relatively isolated. Sadly, both will be dead tech soon and next will be a constant stream of chatter beamed directly into your parietal lobe. I've got patents pending on both Hivespeak and Hive-Mind(tm) so suck on that, Zuckerberg.

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Empyreal
The Final Frontier

Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm
Posts: 18892
Location: Where the dead rule the night
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:26 am 
 

You can follow my movie blog on it: https://twitter.com/cinemafreaks1

I haven't updated it as much lately, but I keep telling myself to start doing so again.
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Alsandair
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:00 pm
Posts: 531
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:14 am 
 

Expedience wrote:
I have more than enough trouble finding ways to avoid social discourse without actively seeking it out, but I now think fb and twitter are great for keeping the socialites both busy and relatively isolated. Sadly, both will be dead tech soon and next will be a constant stream of chatter beamed directly into your parietal lobe. I've got patents pending on both Hivespeak and Hive-Mind(tm) so suck on that, Zuckerberg.


:lol:

Never used twitter. A friend insisted I make an account a year or two ago so I did, but still never used it. I may boot it up one of these days to follow things related to metal/e-sports.

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Jonpo
Hypercolombowler

Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:05 am
Posts: 4471
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:33 am 
 

I try to post funny shit here: https://twitter.com/YogthSothoth

I have pretty much no followers so it's mostly just me trying to make myself laugh at this point. You'd be well served to go through some of my favorites though, I follow some really funny nobodies.
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Perdition666
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Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:40 pm
Posts: 3268
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:38 am 
 

My account. I use it for following Japanese bands, for which it is extremely useful. Its use for western metal bands (at least the ones I listen to) is marginal at best. Bands like Anubis Gate, Machinae Supremacy, and Pagan's Mind are semi-active on there though. I follow some indie RPG developers as well (even though its nothing I couldn't get from browsing RPGCodex or whatever).
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inhumanist
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:09 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:22 pm 
 

The only time when Twitter was in any way relevant to me was when it had auto generated RSS feeds. But since RSS is such a useful way to "follow" the "content" of your favorite "content creators" without being forced to participate in the vicious data mining scheme that is all big social media, naturally they figured at some point that it would be in their interest to disable that feature.
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AcidWorm
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Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:37 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:25 pm 
 

Don't understand the popularity of twitter. Facebook is plenty for me and arguably too much as it is. No need for twitter, instagram, tumblr or anything else.
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narsilianshard
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:22 pm
Posts: 621
Location: Seattle
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:31 pm 
 

I know a lot of people use Twitter solely for news, but that's what a good RSS reader is for. Feedly is probably my most-visited "site", and I separate everything by category. News, Metal, Music Industry, Jokes, etc. Most posts you can read in full without having to go to the full site, it really changes the way you surf the web.
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shouvince
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Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:11 am
Posts: 2722
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:33 pm 
 

I'll pretty much chime in with what the other users have mentioned. I use twitter for following news, current affairs, some funny posters and a few friends. I am more active on twitter than facebook. With regards to metal on twitter, I follow Invisible Oranges (pretty decent blog) and GrimKim.

Oh and holy balls, how could I forget mentioning 'emergency kittens'!

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Headless420
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:22 pm
Posts: 334
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:04 pm 
 

twitter is awesome for comedy. I just follow comedians and read jokes between working.

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aaronmb666
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:37 am
Posts: 1806
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:13 pm 
 

I just use facebook and follow/like bands and a few groups. Dont really see a need for anything else.

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Xeogred
Thunderbolt from Hell

Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:28 pm
Posts: 6262
Location: Valhalla
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:03 pm 
 

Turner wrote:
twitter is the point where social media lost me. as far as i can see it's the master system to facebook's megadrive, but without the awesomeness of the 8-bit sonic the hedgehog.

Sums it up perfectly.

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Crick
Despised by 17 Corners of the Universe

Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:11 pm
Posts: 6174
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:36 am 
 

>>2014
>>Not liking Twitter
>>Being old
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volutetheswarth
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:37 pm
Posts: 1296
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:19 am 
 

I find good news sites better, as with twitter you get every brainfart and non-important update possible. No I don't need to see a photo a day of the recording process of which has no release date and no I don't need record sales statistics or dirty laundry rants or an apology note one hour later.

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Piikkienkantaja
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:54 pm
Posts: 16
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:05 am 
 

I've found a lot of excellent but obscure bands using Twitter. Bands in sub-sub-genres tend to follow one another; so if you find one you can see who they follow and find more.

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dreadmeat
Metal freak

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:50 am
Posts: 5388
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:39 am 
 

I use Twitter all the time, it's free image hosting at the very least and straight from my phone :nods:
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Secular Prayer
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:28 pm
Posts: 39
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:18 am 
 

I`m on twitter and enjoy following metal writers and comedians. Most of the band posts are similar to their Facebook posts, so most of the time, it`s not that interesting. My favorite tweeter of all time was Oderus Urungus, who never missed an opportunity to tweet something funny. Most of my twitter feed is just jokes from other people.

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doomster999
Keeper of the Dreary Realm

Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:58 am
Posts: 657
Location: India
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:30 pm 
 

I use twitter once in a while. Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow) followed me back the other day. :-D
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dreadmeat
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Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:50 am
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:25 am 
 

Feel free to follow me if you want
https://twitter.com/dreadmeat
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marthastewartsplatterhead
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Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:37 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:44 pm 
 

Twitter reminds me of cocaine. Rest assured, you won't go unnoticed. In fact, there'll be so much more of you to share with everyone, whether they want it or not.
And those days are long gone for me.

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