You can Skype with one of your friends as you both live stream a concert from one of your favorite artists and simultaneously take a picture of your screen with Instagram, which will also allow you to post your exploits to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Foursquare.
We are no longer people interacting with one another. Our clicks and key strokes are electrons that ping across a neural network made of fiberoptics. With the creation of new online matter generating and accelerating the sharing of content with fervor that hasn’t been seen before, our communication culture is turning entropy on its head.
One way that this new social paradigm has spilled into music culture is the new intensity of fandom. Major stars and cult performers alike can be more connected with their fanbase than ever before. As such, we wanted to take a look at some of the more noted fanbases and some of their communication habits.