News: Diddy's Secret Twitter Meeting Leaks Online, Labeled A "Distraction"
Friday, Aug 21, 2009 4:00PM
Sean "Diddy" Combs has reportedly had secret documents leaked online which claim he was in talks to join forces with social networking giant Twitter as an advisor.
Reports of the leaked notes landed online early Friday (August 21) morning.
According to some of the documents leaked by a hacker that broke into the company's files, Twitter considered hiring Sean "Diddy" Combs as an advisor to help it develop an entertainment strategy. The deal never happened, which caused some tension between the company and the artist after unflattering remarks about Combs surfaced as part of the leak. (Billboard)
The documents also labeled Puff as a "distraction".
Another thing that comes through from the notes is just how much everyone has been courting Twitter. The agenda topics for a Twitter management meeting on April 16, 2009 reads like a who's who of Hollywood and Silicon Valley: Diddy, Oprah, Marissa Mayer, Microsoft, 4Chan. They discuss giving 'advisor shares' to entertainer Diddy, a big Tweeter, but also see him as a distraction. "Diddy values his contribution higher than we do," read the meeting minutes. In an earlier meeting on April 2, other potential advisors discussed included Shaq and Al Gore (presumably both would receive advisor shares as well). (Tech Crunch)
Diddy has used Twitter to promote himself throughout the year including his launch of "P. Twitty TV."
By launching "P. Twitty TV," Diddy has created an unprecedented personal social networking experience with his Twitter followers, giving them a nearly real-time view of his daily happenings. Every thirty minutes during the video blog's first hours, Diddy directed his Twitter followers to "P. Twitty TV" to see candid moments. (Press Release)
Co-signed by artists ranging from 50 Cent to Talib Kweli, other rappers including Jim Jones have used the social networking site as a promotional tool.
"I released the song called 'Dancing On Me,'" Jones explained in an interview last spring. "It's one of my new singles from this summer album that we're doing. We put it up on iTunes and for me to try to get a spike on it, I tweeted that the record was now on sale on iTunes. It started at the 100's and slowly but surely in a few days it started climbing in the 50's and 40's, you know? So appreciate everybody for going and buying that record off the help of the tweet." (Forbez DVD)
Check out an episode of Diddy's "P. Twitty TV" below: