What is Twitter, and why should you care? Well,
let’s start by addressing the first part of that
question. Twitter is something like a micro blog.
Users post their thoughts in 140 characters or
less, and “followers” read them. You can follow
whoever you want, and anyone can follow
you (though you can require permission for
followers). You can update your status and see
others’ status on the web, in dedicated Instant
Message-like applications, and from your cell
phone. You can send messages to other Twitter
users and post links and photos as well.
A look at what you can expect to
see on Twitter.
This will be the 1st time I won’t be playing
Hamers with Living Colour since I switched
from ESP 20 yrs ago. Yikes!!! – vurnt22 (Vernon Reid)
But seriously you best believe that if I had
a Mini Me, his primary purpose would be to
change strings regularly. – greghoweguitar
Using my Port City - regular size 4x12 with
2 Eminence (Cannabis Rex’s) on top and 2
Eminence (Governor’s) on bottom. Blows
who is interested in a custom chapman
stick cable? message me – solidcables
I’m not going to announce this until next
week, so the early word goes to you
Twitterers! The EHX Merch Shop – EHX
Got a Fender guitar and not sure of its
age? Check out our Product dating page – Fenderuk
Managed to lay a few guitar tracks for
my sixstringbliss submission, at this
rate I should hit the August deadline ;) – guitarnoize
Listening to Richie Kotzen: Live in Sao
Paulo. Could really use some bigass backing
vocals but still rocks. – iheartguitar
Writing on twitter about writing in the
magazine about twitter. Confused yet?
Here’s some bass porn to help out... – premierguitar
The more important part of the question,
however, is “Why should you care?” This is a
bit more complex. There are many different
appeals to the service. For guitarists,
a major one is the ability to follow other
guitarists. John Mayer
, Vernon Reid
Colour], Greg Howe
and Jeff Beasley
update with mixed frequency.
A number of gear companies also have Twitter
, Fender UK
, Simple Amps
, Solid Cables
, to name
a few, post regularly. Many post news about
their endorsed artists and links to information
about new gear.
Perhaps the most interesting reads, however, are
the many guitar bloggers on Twitter. Bloggers
like I Heart Guitar’s Peter Hodgson
and Guitar Noize’s Jon Bloomer
both post regularly, from
what they’re listing to at the moment to guitar
news and everything in between.
Of course, Premier Guitar is on there as well.
Besides updating every time we post an
article, we’ll also post pictures of gear we get
in for review, what we’re digging on at the
moment, and day-to-day life at the Premier
If you’re looking to get started with Twitter,
head to twitter.com
and set up an account.
Then, we suggest checking out a blog that
Jason Shadrick of National Guitar Workshop posted listing
a number of guitar-related Twitter users at www.jasonshadrick.com
Of course, once you’re set up, visit twitter.com/premierguitar
and follow us—and say hi
while you’re at it.