It was interesting watching the twitter, blogs, news etc on this years first ibiza rocks 2009 band announcements. last year there was a lot of coverage but this year has been far greater on the net.
Even though we say so ourself we thought our ibiza rocks 2009 news blog had the best layout ;)
Andy led with their twitter feed an hour before the official embargo time (we think - we could be wrong but since he *is* ibiza rocks we think thats fair – and also for server timings reasons below we could be wrong but the ibizarocksnews twitter was easily way ahead of everyone else), The Sun newspaper we think went 15 mins early on their website post and our automated blog post posted at 2am on the dot (1am uk) but our facebook and twitter feeds took sometime to filter through for some reason (if we had bothered to stay up we wouldve made sure on twitter etc and hit the bands message boards at exactly 2am (embargo time). All of last years Ibiza Rocks gigs we posted photos on our blog and the relevants bands message boards by 3am the same night).
Technorati (not google) were the first to break the news on the net – ours and The Sun’s – because of server times and looking back its difficult to retrospectively confirm the actual times – but it was around 8 hours before google – give or take an hour)
From about 7am onwards the rss feeds starting coming from other websites but as the spotlight said – the first “google” *alert* was radio 1 at 10ish – before 10am though anyone with an rss reader or knew how to search on twitter would’ve have known about it hours before radio1 went with it and google picked it up.
By lunchtime every other twitter post on ibiza search was announcing ibiza rocks lineups and then after lunch the u.s. sites started in – by 3pm ish we’d gven up thinking about how many tweets had been posted.
We’re looking foward to all of the bands as ppl like vampire weekend and mgmt we’d like to see live and pendulum last year were brilliant – klaxons as the closing party should be a lot of fun and the enemy are always great live.
There is still a bunch of bands to be announced and we’re really hoping one of them is a band we saw back in February.