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by Charity Miles

The Shorty Interview
with Charity Miles

What's your best tweet?
Somber moment to reflect while walking @CharityMiles for @wwpinc at the Vietnam Memorial. #NationalDayOfService pic.twitter.com/VoqqGfet
What are six things you could never do without?
My family, integrity and hope for the future. A good pair of running shoes. Blueberry pancakes for breakfast. A soft autumn running trail.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
How don't we use it?
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. Hands. Down.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
What feature should Twitter add?
Something to block the bots.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
My grandmother-- she'd be hilarious!
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
run, walk, bike, cure, hunger, cancer, AIDS, Parkinson's, autism, veterans, #EveryMileMatters
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Hmmm... I don't think so.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes- many people. I don't remember who they are. But I unfollow people who tweet things that are intolerant.
Why should we vote for you?
Because we're starting something special. Would love to have you be a part of it.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I take my phone with me when I run, walk and bike and tweet live pictures of all the interesting things I see.
What inspires you to tweet?
A beautiful run-- mine or someone else's.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be open to the possibilities. Have real conversations. Meet real people. Make new friends.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Is this a challenge?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Not sure. I really love Twitter as it is. It's my #1 discovery of the last year.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@GSElevator- Funny because it's true. Reminds me of the world I used to live in-- and why I'll never go back. Still hilarious, though.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That people are just tweeting about what they had for breakfast.
Why should people follow you?
Because we are changing the world.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@su2c, @joinred, @autismspeaks, @feedingamerica, @wwpinc, @dosomething, @pencilsofpromis, @charitywater, @michaeljfoxorg
How do you decide what to tweet?
Can I inspire/inform/help/entertain someone else? Can I contribute to the community? Can I learn something? Can I build a relationship?
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
Um, we're Charity Miles... that's what we do. We enable and inspire people to earn money for charity when they walk, run or bike.
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
Since I founded Charity Miles, my whole family has gotten involved. My mom even has a twitter account now. We all do Charity Miles every day.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Thought it was necessary for a social media business. I was right. But I didn't really understand how awesome it is.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Absolutely. I've personally met and become friends with so many people through twitter. We've even gotten corporate sponsorships.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Be open to possibilities that you might actually meet someone cool.
How will the world change in the next year?
A better question is: How will we change it? We will have earned more than $1M for some of the world's top high-impact charities.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Being inauthentic. Would you say that as a real person, in a real conversation with a real friend?
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
A lot healthier, cleaner, fairer and more peaceful.

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Most recent nominations
for Charity Miles

Caitlin
Caitlin @CaitlinMarieH
I endorse @CharityMiles in the Shorty category #apps because I can help others while shedding those unwanted pounds
Cyd
Cyd @Cydley99
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 3.116 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @autismspeaks.
Emily Wech
Emily Wech @emwech
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 2.836 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @nature_org.
Pedro Almeida
Pedro Almeida @pedrotetour
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I walked 0.882 @CharityMiles to help @JoinRed & @globalfundnews end #AIDS.
Axel Schultze
Axel Schultze @AxelS
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #keepgoodgoing because they were fighting so hard in the apps category
Hans Lak
Hans Lak @HansLak
please vote for @CharityMiles Shorty Award in #apps and Hit the streets. Change the world.
José Javier Navas
José Javier Navas @pepejavier
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #activism because... is a great work.
Christina M. Hartman
Christina M. Hartman @chartman12
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because... They make it so easy to raise $ while running!
Valeria G·
Valeria G· @veggie101
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because the app provides money to charities I care about.
Clarinda
Clarinda @EnjoytheCourse
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 5.640 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @ShotAtLife.
Rose Lewter
Rose Lewter @acityofbonfires
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I walked 1.831 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @Habitat_org.
Will Adams
Will Adams @Cukoo4u
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 8.189 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @joinred.
Alicia Benbennick
Alicia Benbennick @alicia2523
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I walked 2.949 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @feedingamerica.
Annie Chiang
Annie Chiang @AnnieChiang7
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 3.081 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @ASPCA.
Char
Char @char3200
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 6.554 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @SU2C.
Ashley Park
Ashley Park @ashleyparkk
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 5.006 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @autismspeaks.
Christina Ivan
Christina Ivan @undercover_kopp
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I walked 2.208 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @ASPCA.
Juliana
Juliana @JulianaBondre
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 3.502 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @PHANews.
Steph Chanel
Steph Chanel @StephLaughs
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I walked 5.004 @CharityMiles to help @SU2C cure cancer!
Melissa Bannister
Melissa Bannister @mbannister33
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I get to choose who I raise money for! @wwpinc #OEF
Sylvia Hernandez
Sylvia Hernandez @Syl69
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I walked 3.897 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @SU2C.mommy 11/5/12
Samantha Eckert
Samantha Eckert @SamEckert88
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I walked 3.068 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @SU2C.
Corrie
Corrie @CorrieCMartin
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 5.727 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @PHANews.
David Weaver Jr
David Weaver Jr @davidweaverjr
I nominate @CharityMiles for a Shorty Award in #apps because I ran 7.735 miles in the @UNFoundation #VDay10k for @feedingamerica.