Take a look at MTV’s programming these days and you’ll see that the “music” component of the MTV acronym has become less and less relevant. Shows like Jersey Shore and The Hills have taken over the spots where music videos and TRL once dwelt. Likewise, MTV’s infamous “VJs,” or “Video Jockeys,” have now been usurped by “TJs,” or “Twitter Jockeys.” The Viacom-owned station is currently conducting a nationwide search for the most social-network-savvy individual to win $100,000 and a position as the channel’s official Tweeter. Of eighteen contestants, two are from the Bay Area (two more are yet to be selected). Pegah Rashti and Ryan Carlos are both from the South Bay, are 21, and Tweet as if their lives depended on it. Our interviews with Pegah and Ryan after the jump.
- Pegah Rashti