The tweet smell of success

June 18, 2009
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Yes, I waited a while to embrace this particular communication tool, but I'm now official a part of the Twitter world. Want to follow? Just click on the site and add IBJarts to you list.

You can also add IBJdining, which I'll be sharing with Andrea Davis here at IBJ.

What will I be tweeting about? Well, in addition to pointing you toward interesting links, tipping you off to TV programming of note, making pithy comments about entertainment matters, and informing you of last minute arts opportunities, I'll also be giving the heads up on arts bargains, announcing ticket giveaway contests, and more.

One more reason to join: The 20th person who signs up for IBJarts on Twitter today will win a copy of my book "In the Can; The Greatest Career Missteps, Sophomore Slumps, What-were-they-thinking Decisions and Fire-your-agent Moves in the History of the Movies."

Where will you find out who won? I'll tweet it, of course.

Oh, and a question for Twitter vets: What A&E tweets do you find essential or, at least, fun and/or informative? Let us know here.

Your thoughts?
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  • Lou,

    Interesting report: http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1704170/studies_show_low_twitter_use_despite_high_membership/
  • For those, like me, who don't want to sign up for Twitter, but want to follow Celebrity Tweets, check out:

    http://www.celebritytweet.com/

    Click on the right hand side and see that Ludacris is quoting Mark Twain?

    I guess the whole world's officially gone crazy.
  • Read that book. Good one. Check it out.

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  1. Kent's done a good job of putting together some good guests, intelligence and irreverence without the inane chatter of the other two shows. JMV is unlistenable, mostly because he doesn't do his homework and depends on non-sports stuff to keep HIM interested. Query and Shultz is a bit better, but lack of prep in their show certainly is evident. Sterling obviously workes harder than the other shows. We shall see if there is any way for a third signal with very little successful recent history to make it. I always say you have to give a show two years to grow into what it will become...

  2. Lafayette Square, Washington Square should be turned into office parks with office buildings, conversion, no access to the public at all. They should not be shopping malls and should be under tight security and used for professional offices instead of havens for crime. Their only useage is to do this or tear them down and replace them with high rise office parks with secured parking lots so that the crime in the areas is not allowed in. These are prime properties, but must be reused for other uses, professional office conversions with no loitering and no shopping makes sense, otherwise they have become hangouts long ago for gangs, groups of people who have no intent of spending money, and are only there for trouble and possibly crime, shoplifting, etc. I worked summers at SuperX Drugs in Lafayette Square in the 1970s and even then the shrinkage from shoplifting was 10-15 percent. No sense having shopping malls in these areas, they earn no revenue, attract crime, and are a blight on the city. All malls that are not of use should be repurposed or torn down by the city, condemned. One possibility would be to repourpose them as inside college campuses or as community centers, but then again, if the community is high crime, why bother.

  3. Straight No Chaser

  4. Seems the biggest use of TIF is for pet projects that improve Quality Of Life, allegedly, but they ignore other QOL issues that are of a more important and urgent nature. Keep it transparent and try not to get in ready, fire, Aim! mode. You do realize that business the Mayor said might be interested is probably going to want TIF too?

  5. Gary, I'm in complete agreement. The private entity should be required to pay IPL, and, if City parking meters are involved, the parking meter company. I was just pointing out how the poorly-structured parking meter deal affected the car share deal.

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