Twitter

  • John Burton

    Actor

    Just out of interest - does anyone tweet?

    I started a while ago but cannot seem to get any followers - it may be that i am just sad, dull and boring or posting rubbish tweets.

    If any of you can give me some ideas and how successful you are - it would be great.

    Ta!

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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    I'm on it but I find it really boring :-))

    • 19th Aug 2010
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    Its probably a case of the emperor's new clothes isn't it - someone, somewhere will realise that it's pointless and that will be that.

    Mind you it shows no sign of abatement at the moment and even CCP is on the bloomin thing. I just don't know how to get more followers - it seems pointless to keep tweeting if no one is reading it.

    Thanks for your comment though.

    John

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Catherine Stobbs

    Actor

    You have another follower ;)

    I use it mostly for friends and spying on celebrities, but I have some actor friends who use it for networking. So far I've been in contact with a few film companies but nothing major, here's hoping!

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    its fantastic for publicity, me and my colleagues on a film got most of our interviews with the press through twitter

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    I went on it because of CCP but I suppose things are only as useful as you make them and I just haven't bothered really - my own fault :-))

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    Thanks Catherine

    Now I can do the odd tweet and know at least one person is going to read it!

    Many thanks x

    • 20th Aug 2010
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    I used Twitter to publicise a play i was in recently. I tweeted links to the the play's facebook page and to the box office. I also put links up for some of the reviews.I deliberately included key words like "camden" and "London play" so people's searches would include my tweets. Did it help pull people in? Who knows? Although the play sold out 3 out of 4 nights I don't know how much my twitter campaign helped, but it's all marketing.

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Catherine Stobbs

    Actor

    No problem! :)

    • 20th Aug 2010
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    Actually, it's the first social networking site I have been part of that isn't about 'OMG, lyk totally blah', but then I am only following a small number of people...

    I have been though the whole disillusion of adding famous people and then realising all they do is clog up my news updates with utter drivel... so now I follow a selected few. It helps that my sister is queen of the networking on it- in fact most of her work circles around it. I, of course, use this to my advantage.

    Otherwise it's just a challenge to see if I can compress my thoughts into 140 characters.

    • 20th Aug 2010
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    I've been on Twitter for a while now, and I enjoy it. I use it to have kind of open conversations with friends and also to follow "celebs" who have interesting things to say as well as news sites.

    If you want to grow your numbers, you should engage in conversation or at least @reply to people. I got one retweet from Robert Llewellyn's twitter, and suddenly I had ten more followers. And so it goes. I've also had people look me up on Twitter after seeing my Youtube videos and stuff, and I'll do the same a lot of the time.

    I don't see it as all that useful for marketing unless you have 1000+ followers at least, but if you get involved and talk to people, it is a lot of fun and you quickly grow a group of people to talk to.

    Mine is: by the way.

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Catherine Stobbs

    Actor

    oh yeah, by the way, I'm

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    I'll start following you as well then - maybe we can start a trend and all get additional followers.

    x

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Kirk Moore

    Actor

    I think its one of those things, that, should you get attention over acting work you have done, can come in handy... put it this way - its free, so it doesn't hurt to have your acting name already reserved, even if you don't really use it...

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Kate Eden

    Actor

    I quite like it. It got me an audition at The National recently too! Thats unusual but I do think its worth doing, and some people are very witty/entertaining. Just takes a while to get going I think. I've followed you :)

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Genevieve Sibayan

    Actor

    I'm on it! It's a great site!

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    Just want to say - thanks so much to the people who are now following me. It;s really made my day.

    All I need to do now is get my followers into double figures - I think I may tweet something when I get back from my run to set the ball rolling!!

    Thanks again xx

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Allan Scott-Douglas

    Actor

    I find it's been incredibly useful for publicising a new musical I've been working on which is possibly heading to New York next April.

    It's based on a novel by an American writer so the vast majority of the fans are from the U.S. - Twitter allows them to keep up to speed with what's happening with the project...and allows me to politely decline to accept random 'Facebook' adds from middle-aged American ladies who are mildly obsessed with Jacobite Scotland!

    I reckon we should all just follow each other and makes ourselves look far more popular to the outside world...! :-D

    AL.

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • User Deleted

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    I just follow to see what Simon Pegg's up to... but I'm on

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • User Deleted

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    Dizzy Steinway, who's that? A crime-fighting jazz singer? ^_^ With a username like that, I have no choice but to follow.

    • 20th Aug 2010
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