The #FollowFriday Series highlights today’s up-and-coming, active and all-around noteworthy Twitter accounts the AudioAcrobat staff deems worthy of following; while at the same time peering deeper into the soul(-cial media) of each account and providing a brief-yet-informative analysis.
Welcome back for the thirty-third #FollowFriday tweet / WordPress mashup of 2012 here on the AudioAcrobat Weblog!
If you’re on Facebook, we imagine that you’ve seen a constant stream of “currently listening”, “starred” and “added to” updates in your news feed, courtesy of friends using the popular music streaming service, Spotify. If you’re a developer, you may already be enjoying the fact that Spotify has made the newest version of their iOS application iOS 6 compatible…
In today’s post, we will dive deeper into the tweets of Swedish music streaming service, Spotify (@Spotify) and the Twitter accounts they have chosen to follow … a mirror, if you will, into the soul(-cial media) behind a company who offers over 18 million on-demand tracks and has enrolled over 20 million users world-wide.
Yep. That’s right, we just said it … “soulcial media”. We also said, “a company who offers over 18 million on-demand tracks and has enrolled over 20 million users world-wide” in the same sentence.
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Featured #FollowFriday Twitter Account
@Spotify: The world’s music collection. Play, discover and share for free.
If you haven't heard the news, we have updated our iOS App. It includes support for iOS 6. Check it out. http://t.co/ZEjshpjT
— Spotify (@Spotify) August 12, 2012
More about Spotify
Millions of tracks, any time you like. Just search for it in Spotify, then play it. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it.
Here you will find a list of 25 accounts @Spotify is following. They are all active users who we deem worthy of checking out, retweeting and following. Enjoy!
01 @babylongardens: A pro free internet user
02 @groggits: Photographer, singer, wife, book lover
03 @BalBhogal: Digital Director of Marketing Week & nma.co.uk
04 @ditesco: Business & SEO Consultant
05 @tomdotquitter: Freelance web strategist/producer/designer
06 @kent_green: #nptech guy at @826national
07 @Xygen_: Gamer, geek and IT-consultant
08 @thefashionists: A fashion forward blogger, graphic design nerd + more!
09 @namroodinc: Web developer & designer based in London, UK
10 @afriberg: Co-owner and CEO of LJ System
11 @joshuaford: motion graphics / illustration / typography / design
12 @David: I lead @soundcloud’s Community team + @seedcamp mentor
13 @hobopop: singer-songwriter based out of manchester, uk
14 @danielmking: 23 year old engineering student with a PASSION for photography
15 @DoLectures: Ideas+Energy=Change
16 @nedtweets: Technologist; Social Gun For Hire
17 @genevievevarela: Digital Vice President @almaagency
18 @PSbookEditor: Editor of Political Scrapbook (@psbook)
19 @wardrobeleeds: Restaurant. Bar. Club. Live music.
20 @erikstarck: Lean startups, good living
21 @NimbleOgre: Freelance UX Designer
22 @DrewG75: Music Junkie Extraordinaire…
23 @GrayBlue: Free Agent. Web/music/design geek, typography junkie + more!
24 @Despotz: partner and co-founder of Despotz Records
25 @mdudas: Part of the team building Google Wallet, Offers + shopping
In summary, it looks as though @Spotify likes to follow A LOT of Twitter users. Over 17,000 to be exact. Though we weren’t able to start at the beginning of their following history (darn it twitter, stop timing out!), we were able to get through to somewhere in the middle before beginning our analysis, and what came out were the following results.
We see several trends in the accounts @Spotify follows, including users working in (digital) team environments who have skills in such areas as design, typography, music and anything Web-based. As expected, there is a wide range of interests and the list is sourced from many different countries, with England being one of the most prominent in our sample.
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