Social Networking Snafu

24 Aug

This article appeared last week in the New York Times:

ArtsBeat: Should You Twitter at an Audition?
By By Dave Itzkoff
Published: August 14, 2009
A series of messages were posted on the Twitter feed of a casting director who appeared to be tweeting about the performers who were auditioning for her, prompting debate over the role of social media in auditions.

Read the whole story here:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/should-you-twitter-at-an-audition/

I’m not appalled so much that she was tweeting about individual performances (although that is certainly disconcerting) as that she had a phone/computer out at all during an audition. To me, it’s exactly the same thing as an actor walking to their mark holding a phone and being like, “hold on, I just gotta finish this text real quick.” It’s called RUDE.

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