How to Use Your Twitter Account to Get More Gigs [GUEST POST]

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This guest post was written by Marcus Taylor, founder of TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk, a music promotion site offering resources to help musicians succeed in the music business.

After a few years of many musicians using Twitter only as a promotional tool, I’m glad to finally see musicians starting to use Twitter effectively — my Twitter feed this morning was full of musicians having conversations with their fans and sharing interesting, exclusive content. Phew!

However, there’s still room for improvement.

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Facebook vs. Twitter: Social Demographics in 2010 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Although Facebook has roughly five times as many users as Twitter, both of their user bases are still enormous. Facebook is currently around 500 million users and growing, and Twitter is around the 100 million mark, and also expanding quickly. Dozens of statistics have been released in 2010 about the demographics surrounding these two growing social media giants, and the infographic below compares their respective demographical information.

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Social Networking Web 2.0 Sites Declining in 2010

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It seems like only yesterday when the term “Web 2.0″ starting popping up all over the place. It was the “new direction” of websites, providing an extra level of engagement on the web in the form of social interactions. Big, household names quickly emerged and became the leaders of the strange phenomenon we now refer to as social media.

In 2010, some of the biggest “Web 2.0″ sites have seen significant declines in traffic. A quick trip over to Compete makes this painfully evident, and makes me wonder how many of these web 2.0 giants will manage in the coming years.

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Twitter in 2010: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [INFOGRAPHIC]

Flowtown Twitter in 2010 Infographic

Flowtown comes in clutch once again, providing an excellent infographic that details all the notable Twitter-related events in 2010. Both total and unique visits on Twitter have been declining over the past couple months, which took me by a bit of surprise. I like this infographic because it displays Twitter-related events on a timeline next to the visitor traffic statistics during the same time period.

Perhaps a funny coincidence, but right before Billy Idol joined up, Twitter experienced its highest amount of total and unique visitors. From then on, it was a pretty steady decline. Damn you, Billy!

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