If you are a die-hard fan of late singer Michael Jackson, do not miss a new video that was released on the microblogging site Twitter on Thursday (August 14). "A Place With No Name" is the first music video to launch on Twitter. Even though the legend King Of Pop is no more with us, he is still making history and records. The posthumous video is the first music video that was launched on a social networking site, Twitter.
His Twitter account released a short film titled "A Place With No Home" as one of the first music videos to premiere on the social platform. It arrived at Wednesday 10PM, EST - 3AM Thursday in the UK. Michael Jackson's Twitter account has a staggering 1.5 million followers. The tweet has got 15,639 re-tweets till now and 15,359 favorites.
The video is available for Twitter users exclusively for 12 hours, starting 8.30 a.m.,Thursday morning. "Music is the No 1 most-discussed subject on Twitter in the US and 50 percent of all of our users follow at least one musician," Shavone Charles, a Twitter spokesperson was quoted as saying. A Place With No Name was inspired by A Horse With No Name (the 1972 hit by America), and was originally recorded in 1998.
"Music fans from around the globe flock...to discover and discuss new music in the moment," she added. The video will also be broadcast in the middle of New York City's Times Square.
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Story first published: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 9:48 [IST]