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Mike Portnoy
« on: June 13, 2014, 08:25:51 AM »
Have any of you seen this thing for TweetSecret?

https://tweetsecret.com/vip/mikeportnoy

For only 2.99 a month you can follow him as he talks about whatever he wants to ramble about.

I asked him (via twitter) why "shh it's a secret" if it's supposed to generate revenue?


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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 09:01:33 AM »
Hmm, interesting idea.  Man, I'll give MP this; he has always been a guy who certainly opens up a lot of different potential revenue streams for himself.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 09:14:18 AM »
What's the difference between Tweet Secret and Twitter, other than having to pay for it?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 09:14:41 AM »
What's the difference between Tweet Secret and Twitter, other than having to pay for it?

In this case, exclusive videos from the artists you follow for $2.99/mo.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 09:54:36 AM »
Holy crap.  That's his archives?  I thought he was in a bookstore or public library.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 09:56:53 AM »
Yeah, I think I'll pass...

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 10:01:48 AM »
Hmm, interesting idea.  Man, I'll give MP this; he has always been a guy who certainly opens up a lot of different potential revenue streams for himself.

I was kind of surprised by this list:

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Top In-App Purchases

TBoz $2.99
Mike Portnoy $2.99
Jericho $2.99
Rampage Jackson $2.99
Michael Sweet $2.99
Raul Jimenez $2.99
Rob Van Dam $2.99
Miguel Layun $2.99
Chavo Guerrero Jr. $2.99
Marco Fabian $2.99

I had no idea still cared about T-Boz after TLC split due to Left-Eye's passing.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2014, 10:08:24 AM »
That list is surprising and such an odd grouping of individuals.  I particularly don't have an interest in subscribing to MP's, honestly this is right up his alley though. He certainly is one guy who I think would be consistent with pushing out cool content to his followers and really giving valuable information out.  I'm just not interested enough in his post-DT projects to pay $2.99 a month to find out info a little quicker than everyone else.

If I was seriously considering subscribing though, my first question or concern would be; what if the artist is diligent about posting content to this for the first few months and then it begins to fade into nothing as they get busier?  Is there a contract commitment or is it month-to-month?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 01:34:12 PM »
What's the difference between Tweet Secret and Twitter, other than having to pay for it?

In this case, exclusive videos from the artists you follow for $2.99/mo.

Mehhhhhh. Most artists who use Twitter just do that on there. Seems like a total waste of money.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 07:18:19 PM »
I hope he sees most of the money for it and not the technology company.  If there's one guy who can make this worth it, it would be him.

Me? I'd rather pay $100 during an open house to his basement once a year for a guided tour of his music collection.  He might see more of the money that way too.

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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 08:33:33 PM »
I hope he sees most of the money for it and not the technology company.  If there's one guy who can make this worth it, it would be him.

Me? I'd rather pay $100 during an open house to his basement once a year for a guided tour of his music collection.  He might see more of the money that way too.

haha, I might actually pay for that!

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2014, 09:22:43 PM »
 :rollin

Wow... I mean, I love the guy, but holy crap. It's not a lot of money but the concept is so absolutely pretentious and inane. It's a bad joke, really.  :lol Paying to hear a guy speak about what millions do everyday through the interwaves. He plays drums nice, but paying to hear him talk is kind of ridiculous. We're not gonna be hearing anything too mind-boggling (GOING OUT ON A LIMB HERE  :-* ). But hey, to each their own. I also think it's ridonkulous to pay for pronz and yet  :huh:

Note: I suppose I'm more here to laugh at the entire concept of TweetSecret (it's also no secret I'm not a fan of any social media, late disclaimer) but even more so for a guy who isn't exactly known for his...thoughts... This can be said for any celeb, though. Yes. Mike Portnoy is still a god damn celebrity and don't you fucking forget it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2014, 09:24:58 PM »
Yeah, seems like a waste of money to me. But, I'm sure people will do it.

If James LaBrie had his own thing where he sent private videos of him doing naughty things with his forklift, then that's a whole different story, take my fucking money.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 09:25:39 PM »
Well yeah, but that's like comparing cheesecake and licorice.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 09:26:22 PM »
Licorice...SO EVIL!

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 11:37:49 PM »
Well yeah, but that's like comparing cheesecake and licorice.

Is that why JLB and MP don't get along?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2014, 01:27:00 AM »
Yeah, neat idea as other's have said.

Just not interested (I wouldn't do it for DT),  cannot justify the cost (or time spent), and is a bit too much access.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2014, 10:58:32 AM »
What's the difference between Tweet Secret and Twitter, other than having to pay for it?

In this case, exclusive videos from the artists you follow for $2.99/mo.

Mehhhhhh. Most artists who use Twitter just do that on there. Seems like a total waste of money.

Blatant cash grab.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2014, 03:16:04 PM »
I particularly don't have an interest in subscribing to MP's, honestly this is right up his alley though. He certainly is one guy who I think would be consistent with pushing out cool content to his followers and really giving valuable information out.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2014, 03:17:20 PM »
Yeah but most people do that for free.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2014, 10:27:59 PM »
I hope he sees most of the money for it and not the technology company.  If there's one guy who can make this worth it, it would be him.

Me? I'd rather pay $100 during an open house to his basement once a year for a guided tour of his music collection.  He might see more of the money that way too.

You'd pay $100 to stare at different media formats?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2014, 02:45:49 AM »
Yeah but most people do that for free.

Exactly. Oy vey.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2014, 12:01:13 PM »
Yeah but most people do that for free.

Exactly. Oy vey.
If this will result in him saving his "telling it like it is" for the people who are a part of this exclusive club, and giving the rest something that even a liiittle resembles regular PR, I'm all for it.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2014, 12:32:14 PM »
What's to stop his secrets from getting out? Say someone asks his opinion on DT and/or its members, and he actually answers honestly, and the answer isn't so friendly, someone will find a way to leak it.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2014, 03:37:09 PM »
I can see someone from Blabbermouth signing up for this, yes :lol

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2014, 04:49:02 PM »
The problem is that he's already quite active on Twitter. Seems to me that this would mean less free stuff, or if nothing else, him flipping coin to decide if it's free or nor. As for content, JR posts stuff all the time on his Youtube channel. I enjoy it a great deal, but I doubt I'd pay $3 for it.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2014, 05:08:24 PM »
Well he released some kind of video with the vocal demo of Honor Thy Father. You can't get that anywhere else I suppose.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2014, 07:28:49 PM »
Well he released some kind of video with the vocal demo of Honor Thy Father. You can't get that anywhere else I suppose.

That's true. However, while cool, doesn't really appeal to me.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2014, 09:19:13 PM »
Subscribing to Mike Portnoy on Tweet Secret was the greatest decision I've ever made.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2014, 09:50:05 PM »
I'm coming to believe that the M in MP stands for "monetization".
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2014, 09:56:31 PM »
I'm coming to believe that the M in MP stands for "monetization".

Actually, it stands for Mike, which is short for Michael. The more you know!
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2014, 09:58:23 PM »
Yeah? And the P? What's your theory for that, huh? HUH? See, you got *nothing*, nothing I say!
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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2014, 09:59:49 PM »
The P stands for Profit. :neverusethis:

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2014, 10:31:37 PM »
:lol

Seriously though, I have no idea how big his list of "MP warriors" is these days, but I just can't see a lot of people doing this. If MP was still part of DT, maybe.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2014, 06:37:52 AM »
So what - you pay $3 a month and you get MP just chatting to his iphone for a few minutes about stuff he couldn't tweet or facebook ?

And he thinks people won't just immediately upload it to YT or just tell everyone anyway ?

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