*Social networking sites have been artists’ connection to their fans with up to date info, beef, thank you’s, and concert info. MTV has realized the potential and overall use of social networking sites and has decided to hunt for their first Twitter jockeys.

TJs will report from MTV events and act like a TV personality, updating followers via Twitter and Facebook.

MTV has already narrowed down their count to 18 candidates, but is now asking fans to nominate two more. Viewers, followers, and fans will vote over the summer to eventually narrow down the candidates to five. The final contestants will battle it out during an Aug. 8 live broadcast where the fans will pick the winner, who will receive a six-fig salary. Happy voting!