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Existential crisis no. 7963


This has actually been bugging me: is Twitter a necessary promotion and idea-sharing tool for an artist? Or is it just a distraction? I have been holding out joining because I waste enough time as it is on facebook, but if I joined twitter as well, would I waste the same amount of time on a wider variety of stimuli? Is Twitter, as Margo Lanargan says, the water cooler conversation a writer/artist is usually denied working by themselves? Somedays I think I should chuck my modem out. But then I watch another amazing youtube video or google what Wordsworth looks like and realise that I cannot live without it. Somedays I think I should oil the etching press in my shed and go completely analogue, but then who would know if I didn’t blog about it? We are becoming very performative… cue existential crisis no. 7964…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah Laing permalink
    22/04/2011 7:31 pm

    Get an iPad and you can twitter in your down time, as well as ….

  2. William permalink
    22/04/2011 7:47 pm

    That last comment was from William not Sarah, she left herself logged in on my iPad. I should have left lots more comments

  3. 22/04/2011 11:45 pm

    I joined twitter maybe 6 months ago, and I really like it. At first, it was a huge distraction, like a new shiny toy, but that wore off after about a week. I like it because it’s so much cleaner than FB – no games, no apps, no ads. I’m finding twitter to be a better networking tool than FB.

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