About a year ago I posted that I didn’t think Twitter would last, in its current format, longer than…a year. I could still be right, but it’s becoming increasingly unlikely.
I think the thing was that I just didn’t get Twitter, at all. I couldn’t see the appeal of reading 160 words status updates, from people I didn’t know. Even on Facebook I get bored of reading status updates and these people are meant to be my friends. As for me tweeting much, what the hell do you say? I still don’t really get my side of the deal, I don’t tweet a lot, but I do enjoy reading updates way more than I did.
You build up a strange disconnected relationship with people you follow. I’m following random people from all over the world, some of them famous, some not so. I get a view into their lives through their updates, that is fascinating and mundane at the same time. This guys playing with his grandkids, this one’s hanging out for a coffee, another’s off his face on mescal (my fave). I don’t know them, but I know about them. I feel quite protective over these people and when I start to follow someone new, it takes a while before I can get used to this new voice in the ‘conversation’.
There’s the quote Twits, with their 40k followers and the marketing trawlers and people that just post links to other places, which I think they may make money from, but haven’t worked out how they do it. Some I follow just because they may tweet something for the blog (they never say anything else that’s worth much), too many DJs moan, Tiga is a funny fucker, Kevin Smith is THE champion Twitterer, some famous people are genuinely nice, Kanye West is random but suprisingly self concious. If you get a reply from one of your heroes, it’s the best thing that’s going to happen to you that day, I promise you (thanks to Fake Blood and the always reliable Japanese Popstars for making my day). I know these people a lot better than I did last year anyway and there’s no harm in that. I’m not looking to go out for sushi with them or owt
I predict that Twitter might be around for a little while longer yet. For good or bad. I know that while I’m browsing, it’ll be open in the next tab anyway.
Right the purpose of this post is that suddenly bangers have appeared. Three great big ones.
Diplo & Don Diablo – Make You Pop (192k)
Love listening to Diplo, ’cause you know at some point this baby is going down looooooow.
Tai feat Steve Aoki – Paradise Poltergeist (Gtronic Remix)
This is an absolute dirty monster.
Boyz Noise – Yeah
Just a minute or so of preview at the moment, but wah, what a preview.
Also Goose are on Souncloud now, found out through Twitter, so there you go. If you go there you can hear a new tune (they won’t let me share it…)