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Metalunderground.com Is On Twitter

We're on Twitter now at twitter.com/metalundergroun (yes, that 15 character limit does suck!). We've plugged our news and reviews feeds in there, so if you are just on Twitter a lot, prefer it over RSS, or use it on your mobile phone, you can now subscribe to our updates by following us on Twitter. We'll be making additional updates and posting Twitter-specific contests there in future in addition to the regular news and reviews.

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23 Comments on "We're on Twitter!"

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Anonymous Reader
1. wtfmetalunderground writes:

SELLOUTS!!!! WTF is a twitter

# Oct 4, 2009 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. Defender Joe writes:

Does anybody here even use twitter?
Kinda silly if you ask me!

# Oct 4, 2009 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Member

3. Jamez writes:

While I personally dont care much about Twitter, gotta ask:
Why would 2 non-members care if Metal Underground is on twitter or not?

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 7:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Writer, Reviewer

4. psythe writes:

I don't, and won't have Twitter, but how is this selling out? It's a -NEWS- site. Twitter is a social networking application of some sort. People... News.... People... News... I'm sorry, what's the f***ing problem here?

Hurts that the d got cut off tho. Unlucky.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jenna writes:

Anyone who says "twitter is silly" and refuses to use it is just holding on to old ways.

Like it or not, twitter is phasing out RSS feeds (or do you even know what THAT is?) for most people. It's how modern people GET their news now. This is a good thing, and has the potential to increase your site traffic.

For people who don't like it, it's like saying that using ebay 10 years ago was "selling out." Those idiots came around eventually, too. Stop resisting change, old farts.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DeathInEye writes:

Sell-outs? There's no monitary profit. This is all done on a volunteer basis. That's pretty much the opposite of selling-out.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Founder, owner & programmer

7. deathbringer writes:

I'm not a big fan of Twitter myself, but there is a segement of the population who has really adopted the technology - mostly the on-the-go, mobile segment.

On one hand, people say you shouldn't just feed it your RSS, and on the other hand there is a high noise to signal ratio with people updating about the dumbest little details many time per day.

I have actually resisted getting on Twitter for some time and I cringe when I hear the local news promoting their Twitter channel, like they have a clue. But I decided to get on there to give Twitter users another way to get our news and be in contact with Metalunderground.com.

If any actual Twitter users (as opposed to haters who don't use it) have feedback or comments, feel free to hit me up, as I'm open to suggestions.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

I don't tweet, but I think that any attempt to make MU available to more users or even easier for those users that do tweet is a great idea and I applaud DB for his efforts.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Writer, Reviewer

9. psythe writes:

I'd probably get a Twitter account... if it wasn't called such a stupid bloody name. I mean, come on, seriously? Twitter?? Get bent.

I have, however, nothing bad to say about mu being on there. Good move, in fact. I don't know how many of those on-the-go yuppy types listen to metal, but I'm sure there's at least some on there that would.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Guttersniper writes:

I made a twitter, but i never really use it... I do support MU making a twitter acount tho, Spread the Metal gospel

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
11. ur mom writes:

who gives a sh**

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. wtf metalunderground writes:

twitter rules people that hate twitter are gay..."ha ha ha the fatboy smelled the hotdog and went right in" i just wanted to stir up some sh** because im all out of weed and i wanted to see action... i dont even know what twitter is but i do wonder why would someone go to twitter to get the metalunderground news why not just come here? ps im a member thts to lazy to sign in.. ill send a digital smiley face if anyone can find out...twitter is a gay name though

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I dont have a twitter, but if I did, I would play with it all day long. I really dont understand how you ladies out there can resist it.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
14. Jenna writes:

Yuppies? You'd be surprised at the metalheads on twitter. Do not speak about things which you do not know. It makes you sound ignorant.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Natsquatch writes:

You are so hip Jenna.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 12:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. psythe writes:

I'm assuming that the majority of Twitter users are yuppies since there's that whole 'Tweet from your iPhone' nonsense. I did say that I have no idea about the metalhead contingency of Twitter... As far as I'm concerned, metalheads can be technophiles, but rarely are they yuppies. Or at least, I havn't yet met a yuppie metalhead. Go right ahead and correct me tho.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 2:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
17. greg34 writes:

im afraid to get anywhere these days you must sell out.
excuse them for trying to expand...
sooks... jealousy? start your own damn site then... do what YOU wanna do

f***s sake..

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 8:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
18. RTB writes:

^jamez lmao on that ( post 3)
^ bg agreed was gonna say pretty much the same thing

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. n0thinghead writes:

if virtually almost NO ONE (members) have twitter, then what's the purpose of getting it?? 0.o

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. deathbringer writes:

We have around 150 followers in just a few days, so there are people out there on Twitter who are interested in metal. They don't have to already be a member here - it does help to reach out to find members elsewhere as well. That's the point of the whole social networking aspect of the web these days.

Did you know that Metalunderground.com was one of the first metal new sites to implement an RSS feed? At the time, only techies used RSS. It's still not totally adopted by the masses, but a lot more people (5600 for MU!) use it and prefer to follow the site that way rather than visiting every day. There's just not enough time in the day to visit every site. I would not keep up with any sites if I didn't have RSS...

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
21. Poophead writes:

Everyone was KUNG-FU FIGHTING!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-HOOOOOOOOO!

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
22. Jenna writes:

Thanks, Natsquatch.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Natsquatch writes:

Anytime, hunnybuns ;)

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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