John Mayer Feared Twitter Would Ruin His Career

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Last month, many tweeters were shocked to find their "following" list was one less. John Mayer decided to delete his twitter in September, losting 3.7 million followers. He's finally taken to his official website to explain just why... 000_003_439_johntwitter

Last month, many tweeters were shocked to find their "following" list was one less.

John Mayer decided to delete his twitter in September, losting 3.7 million followers. He's finally taken to his official website to explain just why he left.

He writes, "Since the invocation of Twitter, nobody who has participated in it has created any lasting art. And yes! Yours truly is included in that roundup as well… No artwork created by someone with a healthy grasp of social media thus far has proven to be anything other than disposable…

"I'm not knocking Twitter for those who are trying to make a name for themselves… But for those who have already established themselves it's a slow erosion of the artistic notion."

And Mayer admits he hates the idea of using social media as a marketing tool: "You want to know the best way a musician can start making s**t music? If they start referring to themselves as a ';brand'… Jif peanut butter is a brand. A singer is a soul… When you convert your art into the art of real-time brand management, I suddenly have no more interest in it…

"I'm not a brand, and I don't refer to myself in the third person. I'm a dude who plays guitar and writes songs. When I'm done writing and recording them I will market them."

Do you agree with John's thoughts on twitter? Are you sad he deleted his twitter?

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