How has social media affected the way you interact with music, musicians, sport and sports people? Do you feel that it has brought you closer to a sport or got you into doing a sport?
I’ve always been a sports enthusiast and love my extreme sports like kite surfing and rock climbing. I follow my favourite kite surfers and climbers online to see what they are up to and to get top tips from them. These sports don’t really have the same communities around them as sports like running clubs.
Our local running club has over 1000 members and it’s own Facebook page. The page is used for arranging runs, going to competitions and much more. It brings the local community together around sport but also for social events as well. There are competitions among members on FitBit and Endomondo. If you want to get into running these local communities really are a great place to start. They are truly inspirational. I would highly recommend using social media to find and interact with your local clubs. You may be surprised just how active they are!
When we look at music and musicians I find that I can interact more with up and coming musicians as a result of finding them on music services like Deezer or through friends recommendations on Facebook. If you are like me and have been using Periscope recently you can connect with some big name musicians and gain interesting insights into their every day lives. Instagram is also really interesting when you start following a few musicians. You get to see some amazing pictures of their shows and insights into their life outside of work. This week I found out that Taylor Swift has a stripy cat and Sam Smith has a new grey kitten that looks just like my little Moshi cat. Random facts about celebrities!
How is social media changing music and sport for you?