Friday, August 21, 2009

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor rants about Twitter again

Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor has explained once again why he has decided to quit using Twitter as a way to stay in touch with his fans.

The singer expressed his frustration at the fact that unwanted followers cannot be completely blocked from the social networking website.

"Yes, I deleted my account and I'll explain why since somehow someone apparently thinks this is newsworthy," Reznor wrote.

"Twitter seemed like an interesting way to quickly reach a large number of people, and people that seem to exist outside of the world of fans.

"Then... around the time news broke of my engagement, a faction of troublemakers showed up whose sole intent was to disrupt, harass, insult and incite…In a reasonably moderated community, these people can be made to vanish - on Twitter, it's a free-for-all - hence they flock there. It depresses me to think my art and life's work can attract this kind of scum…if that was your intention you trolling, cowardly pigs - you've succeeded."

On a lighter note, Reznor went on to say that although Nine Inch Nails are playing their "last shows for the foreseeable future", his "best work is yet to come".

He added that the Nine Inch Nails Blackberry application, which follows the release of the band's own iPhone application, has had some hiccups and will take longer to complete than expected.

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