Did you know we're available on other areas of the internet other than the blog? We know, we know — you love us bloggers so much you just can't tear yourselves away! (Just kidding. We're not that self-obsessed... all the time.) While you guys give the blog plenty of love, our other platforms could always use some love, too.
So if ever you decide you'd like some ticketing news or to interact with us elsewhere, we're on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. ;) How about you?
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Twitter is good for a couple of things — personal updates that don't belong on Facebook, promoting yourself, and following celebrities. There's a reason so many musicians and actors have verified Twitter accounts. It gives them a chance to connect with fans (if they want to), release official statements, make announcements, and overall seem less like this untouchable, otherworldly being and more like regular people.
Some celebrities take tweeting very seriously, some use their accounts strictly for promotional purposes, some probably shouldn't tweet at all — but some are really amazing. Here are five of the best celebrities to follow on Twitter.
1. Kanye West
Twitter handle: @kanyewest
Why you should follow: Kanye used to be the master of tweets, even once inspiring Josh Groban to dramatically sing them aloud on a late-night show (see video above). Most of his tweets were written in capital letters and they were always amazing. Although Kanye's tweets have calmed a bit since — they're in lowercase letters and his recent batch include info about his latest video — you never know when CAPS LOCK KANYE WILL RETURN.
Man…ninjas are kind of cool…I just don’t know any personally
I make awesome decisions in bike stores!!!
Sometimes I get emotional over fonts
I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle
This week, Jay-Z released a (fantastic) new album (that you should definitely check out), NASA remained wonderful, and ESPN gave us another heartwarming story.
Magna Carta Holy Grail
Although Jay-Z's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," was available last week for Samsung users, it was officially released on Tuesday and immediately became his 12th platinum album. He collaborated with artists like Justin Timberlake, Beyonce (of course), and Frank Ocean, and producers like Timbaland and 16-year-old girl Ebony Oshunrinde aka Wondagurl. There's been plenty of hype surrounding the album, especially because RIAA changed one of its rules in order to certify "Magna Carta Holy Grail" platinum even before it was released to the public. Then, of course, Jay-Z took to Twitter to do an impromptu Q&A with his followers, where he addressed his favorite cereal growing up (Cap'n Crunch); ranked MCHG as his fourth best album (behind "Reasonable Doubt," "Blueprint," and "The Black Album"); shared his favorite track ("Oceans"); and ended most tweets with #factsonly and #mylaugh. It's been a pretty good week for Jay-Z.
Ready for another contest? It's time for some Halloween fun! Between now and 12:00 p.m. EST next Monday, October 31, tweet your best Halloween-themed pic @TicketNetwork and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to TicketNetwork.com.
It can be a picture of you and friends at a Halloween party all decked out in costumes, or maybe a picture of ridiculously awesome house decorations...whatever you've got! We'll pick our favorite and post it on our blog! So start tweeting!
--Use TwitPic or a similar service to upload your favorite pic
--Tweet the link to the pic, mentioning @TicketNetwork
--Check back to see if you won!
Complete contest rules can be found here.
That's right, everyone! TicketNetwork will be hosting a Twitter party next Monday, August 29, from 7-9 p.m. EST. We will be asking some fun questions about concerts, the blog, and a host of other topics. We'll also include contests to win $50 and $100 TicketNetwork.com gift cards and some pretty sweet TN swag.
All you have to do is search for the hashtag #tntwitterparty and you'll be able to see all of our tweets. Don't forget to use the hashtag in your replies!
So mark your calendars! That's August 29, 7-9 p.m. EST. Because, really...what else are you going to be doing on a Monday night?