More Music, Less Attention

The Internet has been hailed as a revolutionary tool for independent music, and accused of causing the demise of the established order. There is no doubt that it has changed the way we interact with music, but is the emerging trend of ‘continuous partial attention’ actually an improvement?

More Twitter Thoughts

Blogs were a major departure from print-led journalism – suddenly, everyone could broadcast their thoughts to the world, without requiring the approval of a major media organ. However, it seems that even blog posts were too verbose for the Internet generation – cue Twitter.

Kathy Sierra is a long-standing Twitter skeptic, and points out that it only provides the illusion of social interaction. Her points are valid, but I suspect that many people use Twitter in very different ways.

Keeping Up With Everything

Twitter is an extremely fast platform – if anything happens anywhere in the world, it will be on Twitter almost instantaneously. However, there is also a lot of noise from (let’s face it) totally worthless tweets… which is why the mashup of Twitter with Yahoo News might prove to be the most up-to-date news source ever created.

Snippets Of Music

Bruce Warila considers the dynamic of ‘continuous partial attention’, and how (or if) it can be applied to a music promotion/broadcast format. I touched on a similar area in my post on writing thirty second songs

As mentioned in the previous post, I am currently running a Twitter feed @canabrism for the duration of the RPM Challenge – I’m not sure what the purpose of this exercise is, but it will serve as a Web 2.0 documentation of the album’s creation, and might prove useful to me as a way of bookmarking some tips on using Ableton Live. I’m not sure that such indolence would be of interest to anyone else, but there’s only one way to find out…


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