Post by stevemacdonald on Jul 9, 2009 10:07:01 GMT
I'd like everyone to know that although I endorse a strong HWI Twitter presence, I find the Tweeter Hall of Fame "vote for Hayley" mania to be wacko beyond belief. I mean, look at it! It's as close to crazy as it gets. If she wins, the stuffing of the ballot -- thoroughly and gleefully reported in here -- will make her a laughingstock. That is, unless the admins. wisely erase all such evidence. Them there's the inescapable fact that she's up against Paula Abdul who hasn't had a top-10 hit in 20 years. I don't even know the lead vote-getter, but if this is the way I'm meant to find out about her then that's just plain sad.
It's easy to drink the proverbial Kool-Aid at times like this. I sure did a while ago in the "Dame Kiri vs. Hayley" poll run by a New Zealand newspaper. I fired off 25 votes in one hour on behalf of Ms. Westenra! And she won, thanks to me! However, Tweeter is not a true index of popularity, as our concerted efforts inconveniently attest. In fact, I feel sorry for whomever wins this.
For your information Steve, the poll has been deliberately set up to allow voting every 20 minutes. There is nothing wrong with members doing that, and if they wish to report it on this forum and to chat about the poll, they are more than welcome.
Our views differ greatly. Mine is that anyone who claims to be a supportive fan of their favoured singer, whoever that might be, has a duty to show their support by voting in this poll. I am sorry if you don't like it but the thread will not be removed once the poll is ended.
I AM PROUD TO SHOW HOW MUCH SUPPORT HAYLEY HAS FROM HWI MEMBERS.
Btw, thanks for introducing the topic to another thread. I don't care if we are off topic. If it encourages a few more people to vote, it will be worth it.
Post by stevemacdonald on Jul 9, 2009 10:45:56 GMT
Grant, I consider it an honor and a privilege to be put in my place by you. Indeed, I'm not the only one here. I respected the efforts of your voting drive until it took over the forum for days on end. It became the only topic in here.
Sorry if the reality check puts you off. It'll all blow over in a couple of days, so keep at it if it keeps you busy.
So... how about it, HWI? Wanna get with the times and establish a Twitter presence? Who knows how powerful a communication tool it could turn out to be?
You must realize how many people are seeing the votes ever rising for Hayley. These people, out of curiosity, will want to learn who this young woman is. Think of how many of them will listen to Hayley's music or read up on her.
However "unofficial" this popularity poll may be, it's certainly not wacko as you say.
Also I must ask you not to shoot down supporting members who wish to do their part.
You'll be surprised... because if you base what the most popular sites are on what more people are talking about, or what is featured more on the headlines, then you'd be wrong... It was actually someone on the Decca forum who pointed out to me that by traffic, Myspace and Facebook are still much higher than Twitter.. By traffic: facebook is ranked 4th, myspace 10th, and twitter 39th (i.e. of all websites, in the last 3 months). you can find these statistics on www.alexa.com - I found them shocking myself.
I'm just quoting a segment of one of my posts I made just over a month ago to show how this has changed since then. According to alexa.com, Facebook is still the number 4 site, Myspace has dropped down one to 11, and twitter is way up to 15th! (I'm not sure whether it is fluctuating in traffic, but that's an incredible increase). For those who are interested the top three are Google, Yahoo, and youtube (in that order).
I think now is a great time to stretch HWI out into twitter.
Post by stevemacdonald on Oct 14, 2009 18:06:26 GMT
Hey guess what? Twitter is on the way out. It so happens that many of the leading celebrities are abandoning their Twitter presences. Lily Allen, Courtney Love and Miley Cyrus have all made dramatic exits from the service, and others are backing away as well, almost as fast as they first joined the fad. It's about to become especially hip not to do Twitter anymore. Imagine that!
Twitter was clearly a craze and its days are officially numbered. Looking back on my earlier enthusiasm (see the posts on page 1 of this thread) I wonder what all the fuss was about.