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So the other day I sent an instant message to Bes, who I had come across about a year ago when looking through random blogs in hopes of finding something interesting. We had a nice long conversation about things like Normalcy and the concept of Deletion.

Now, I’m going to get to write an article or two to put on his site! I’m pretty excited.

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It’s always interesting when someone you don’t expect to hear from contacts you. Especially when it happens twice in one day, and especially when it’s a family friend.

I’ve recently added a lot of my family and family friends to my social networks. It’s confusing because it’s not like there are things that I’m actively hiding from them, my profiles have always been open, but they just never happened to be priveledged to the information previously. So I get concerned emails, IMs, texts. I guess I never really noticed how much of an angsty bitch I can be on the internet. When I get frustrated, the first thing I do is send out angry tweets on my personal account. Now that there are people following me aside from my “peers,” or maybe now that my “peer group” is evolving into a more sophisticated group of people, I have to be more concious of how I portray myself via the intertubes. I even feel weird typing “via the intertubes,” I feel like I should be classy and say something like “through the virtual network of communication manifested on the world wide web.” 
I think I’ll put my personal twitter on private. In addition to things like this (which I don’t have a problem with!), more people are following this account whom I do not know personally (which I do have a problem with).

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I have two twitter accounts. With one of them, I follow upward of 700 people and use the account to share information and learn about the internet world. I don't check it everyday, and I certainly don't read every tweet.

On my other account, I follow my friends and other people who I actually want to keep in touch with and talk to on a regular basis, as well as organzations I care about or want to get constant updates from. I only have about 70 people that I follow from this account, and I read every single tweet as it comes to my phone.

One of my friends (@bigsamthompson) recommended a few people to follow because they have interesting updates, including @iamsh4wn and the musician @johncmayer. I followed these from my more personal account, since I wanted to actually get and enjoy their tweets.

While I do enjoy John Mayer's music, it's not my favorite. His music is not why I follow him. I follow him because his tweets are fun to read, and they make my day a little brighter/thoughtful/something. However, since he is a "famous musician," smaller bands piggyback off of his fame. I've had a few bands/singers/songwriters that I've never heard of start following me, and I'm not sure what to do about it. I've followed them back for now, and a couple of them have interesting things to say. However, they also mention their music a bit more than I'd like. Also, since I've followed a couple of them, even more have decided to add me. I'm not really sure how I feel about musicians on twitter trying to get more people interested in their work. I feel as though twitter should be a place to connect with your existing fanbase, or even people who don't really care about your music but think you're an interesting person.

Does anyone else have opinions on this matter?

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