In an effort to capitalize on the buzz created by "tink!" Jordan Knight and other members of the New Kids on the Block band will be flying two "contest winning" fans to NYC. The viral social media experiment originally initiated by Knight on Twitter appears to have formulated a life of its own as NKOTB fans have been tweeting themselves silly trying to figure out just what tink! means.
Jordan KnightMy previous blog and poll details how Jordan surprised himself when he realized that a simple tweet could stimulate tens of thousands of tweets from his tweetin' fan base and start trending on Twitter for over a 4 day period. And with each new tweet, you could almost hear his female fans screaming across the twitterverse for more and more!
I personally was inundated with over 1000 "hate" tweets by fans who didn't take lightly when I described Jordan Knight as an "aging boy band troubadour"in my previous blog. One sassy tweep that goes by the handle "@ShyPerversion" actually "twitter slapped" me each and every time I issued a new tweet that referenced tink! I have since learned my lesson by "tinking before I tweet!"
So I can speak from experience that his followers come from a hearty stock. They may have been in hibernation for the last decade while NKOTB were regrouping for their comeback, but they're wide awake now and willing to beat down all naysayers who don't talk 'nice' about their favorite boy band (now men in their mid to late thirties.) However one does have to wonder if Elizabeth Hasselbeck from The View is a fan what that means for the future of NKOTB (I'm just saying...) Perhaps this video will illustrate my point...
Donnie Wahlberg probably describes his followers best when he proudly claimed in one of his recent tweets that he "doesn't need CNN and Ashton Kutcher's million tweeps because he's got 50,000 soldiers who are fearless and come armed with love."
In any event if you want to get involved with the "New Kids on the Block contest" will send two lucky winners to NYC May 8, 2009 to watch them perform on the Today Show. To qualify, fans are requires to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with responses to the following questions. Jordan Knight talks more about the details on this video
Insider's tip: Before sending in your submission, go to Twitter's "search page" and type in "tink." Then review all the tweets that talk about the contest and what the fans are thinking! Might give you some ideas of where the collective mindset of the NKOTB fan base is going!
Send an email with the following information:
1. Full name
3. e-mail address
3a. Date of Birth
4. Are you a member of the NKOTB community? What is your screen name?
4a. What’s your occupation or vocation?
4b. Anything else you want to share about you?
5. Have you been to any new kids shows lately? Which one? How did you like it? Can you share your experience?
6. Will you be attending any shows this summer?
7. What song would you like to see that you haven’t seen the new kids perform?
8. What’s your favorite NKOTB song from the past? What’s your favorite from “the block”
9. Why do you think you are the “lucky one” to be flown to NYC to see the performance at the today show. Why should I pick you?
10. What do you think tink! Is?
Restrictions are as follows:
-only complete questionnaires will be accepted
-one (1) email per person
-one (1) entry per email
-answers will ONLY be accepted by email
-You must be 18 or over to participate and have a valid state or government issued ID
-Winners will receive one (1) round trip airfare and one (1) night hotel to NYC for you and one (1) guest
-Winners will receive VIP access to Today Show performance on 5/8/09
-Winner is responsible for their own transportation to/from airport/NYC
-Contest is open to US residents ONLY - lower 48 states
-no purchase necessary
-Contest closes Friday 5/1/09
More rules and information can be found on their official website. Good luck, and visit my previous blog to vote for what you think tink! could possibly mean? Or send your ideas to my twitter address: http://twitter.com/roncallari. I answer all of my tweets! Just don't "twitter slap" me any more, as I am digitally bruised from my last fracas with the wild ladies of NKOTB!