Friday, December 11, 2009

"Social Media:"
The Way to go for Artists?

Over the last week I have been learning about social media and Twitter. According to some predictions: In 2009, there will be 18 million U.S. adults who access Twitter on any platform at least monthly. That represents a 200% increase over 2008 levels. Usage will reach 26 million U.S. adults in 2010, a further 44.4% climb.” That's pretty amazing. But is social media and twitter of any use to artists and will they need to use it in the future? It appears that social media is a great promotional tool for artists but that at present, not many people actually buy art online. Here is one online gallery owners opinion. But then I have also heard several gallery owners say that they do sell online and that they are moving more to internet sales however they have actual physical galleries, a reputation and customer base to start from. Perhaps there is some information out there that will help the self representing artist decide. Check this one out. Reasons why the majority of artist are failing online.

I would love to hear comments from other artists on their feelings and experience with twitter and social media.

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