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What Are You Doing?

“What Are You Doing?”

That one, simple question is the basis of one of the hottest social networking tools around, Twitter.

For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s basically micro-blogging mixed with instant messaging. Essentially, it’s more or less the same as Facebook and MySpace‘s status field, but it’s meant to be updated more frequently and you can reply to other users as well.

It’s pretty easy to update and follow other people’s “tweets”, as the limit to each message is only 140 characters.

You can stay logged in from the home page, or install a Twitter client (I’m using TweetDeck right now). You can also update via text message or by adding Twitter as a buddy on your favourite instant messaging client.

Check out this video to see how others use Twitter for both business and personal:

Shout out to Aura and CJay who are featured in the video!

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one here. It takes less than 1 minute and you’d be surprised how useful this tool can be.

Artists, DJs, producers, managers, bloggers, journalists, general fans… anybody really can benefit from it. It’s easy to use and takes only a few seconds to update your audience on any news or event you want to share.

It’s also great for general fans who want to stay updated with instant news and have a platform to communicate with others you might not have any other means of contacting.

Make sure to add me  and browse around my Twitter friends; you’ll find a lot of interesting people there.

2008 Stylus DJ Awards – The MTL Party

2008 Stylus DJ Awards

The Justo Mixtape Awards went down about 2 weeks back and now, we have another event for the DJs coming up – the Stylus DJ Awards. (Shoutout to my bwoy DJ Hotsauce for winning Best International DJ for the second year in a row at the Justos!)

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Stylus DJ Awards, it’s an event held every year to acknowledge the urban DJs throughout Canada.

That’s right – I said Canada.

Some people refer to it the Canadian version of the Justos, but I’ve never been to the Justos, so I can’t really tell you what the similarities or differences between the two may be.

This year’s awards are going down in Toronto at the end of this month, but I reached through to the Montreal Nominees Party this past Friday, to see what was going down and enjoy the great company of some of the city’s best DJs. Congratulations to DJ Quest for winning the Fan Choice Award for the Montreal DJ of the Year!

Also, big shoutouts to the other nominees who are all, undoubtedly, putting in an active effort to push the MTL scene: Don SmoothKwite SaneLittle ThunderSkratch Bastid and Team Canada.

Below are a few pics from the event for your viewing pleasure. (Yes, that’s me in my b-boy stance in one of the pics.)

Thanks to Jesse Walker for the pics.

Find out more about the Stylus DJ Awards here

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