I've always believed that if you want to be a thriving artist, you need to have a strong presence on the web. These days, artists have the ability to share their artwork with people and acquire new clients from all over the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Websites themselves are great, but the best way to reach as many people as possible is through social media in the form of blogs, and applications like Facebook and Twitter. This video shows quite entertainingly, the impact and ramifications of social media.
By the way, I stumbled across this video on Tom Richmond's blog, stole it from him directly and put it on my blog, thus illustrating one way that social media works. Thanks Tom!