There are three main ways people use Twitter.
1:/ To share pictures of meals or cats, or random personal facts. I don’t use Twitter this way.
2:/ To make personal contact with authors, celebrities, professors, and other people you might not get to talk to otherwise. I make limited use of Twitter in this capacity.
3:/ As a seventh sense. (Feel free to renumber as befits your preferred catalogue of senses.) This is how I use Twitter.
I make a point of following about 100 of the most interesting people I can find. Their own ideas might be interesting, or maybe they read and retweet great sources I’d never find. Articles, blog posts, studies, new artwork – I grab them all from my twitter stream.
I routinely unfollow old sources and add new ones. I like to keep things fresh.
Then I filter these tweets, passing along the ones that are most interesting.
Recently I started a twitter account especially for altmagic. It’s – gasp – @altmagic. The goal is to make it a source of killer content relating to art and magic. Twice a day or more, @altmagic tweets out the coolest articles I’ve found.
If you like art +/- magic, consider following.