The first thing I finished was a piece that I called Magic Cave Lighting after a phenomenon from science fiction movies. You know how people go in to a cave on an alien planet and they can see all around for a thousand yards? That is Magic Cave Lighting. The piece was composed over a couple of weeks. It was edited together using multiple tracks of sine wave generators and effects.
I decided to put the track on SoundCloud and enable a complementary download. I used the download to test how much Twitter works as a way to spread the word about a new piece of music. I discovered that "not very well" is the answer. With over 3,000 Twitter followers the track was downloaded twice in 24 hours. It has risen to 22 downloads after posting links to FaceBook that were then picked up by Matrixsynth. It has been online for 12 days and has now been played about 350 times.
I do have a small, active group of twitter followers who share my videos and posts. Their support and encouragement is the only reason that I still spend any measurable time on Twitter. Without this small, core group of people I would do just as well to delete my Twitter account and focus on some other social "Notworking" efforts. It seems that Twitter is going to move in the "pay to promote" direction that FaceBook adopted soon after going public.