Approaching and , Twitter’s influence in the social media realm is undeniable. Tech analysts that the micro-blogging interface has never been hotter.
Despite Twitter’s popularity, I noticed that Vancouver’s art scene wasn’t a big presence on the platform.
I was surprised to see that few Vancouver art gallery websites have Twitter or Facebook link buttons, and I was even more surprised to see that many galleries don’t even have a Twitter account.
As part of an informal survey, I checked out Twitter use for eight local public art galleries: the , , , , , (Video In), , and the .
Only one of these galleries (the Western Front) has an active Twitter . And even the Western Front’s account was only set recently (in November), and had only 104 followers and 13 tweets.