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hollywoodsignSpeaking of traditional media, Twitter offers up some intriguing statistics regarding the entertainment industry’s trades. Variety has 10,247 followers (ranked 2,176th on Twitterholic) and the Hollywood Reporter has 569 followers (unranked on Twitterholic).

Then there are the newer kids on the block. Deadline Hollywood Daily has 6,672 followers, while The Wrap has 638 followers.

I would have thought Twitter was a natural medium for the kind of news the industry thrives on – box office, signings, acquisitions, quotes from relevant people, even who was seen with whom at Craft. Are the disseminators doing it wrong, does their audience not Twitter, or is there a third explanation?

(Title lyric from Dan Bern and Mike Viola, for the Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story OST.)

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Written by chris

May 21, 2009 at 4:45 pm

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