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The Shorty Interview
with LauraZigman

What's your best tweet?
What are six things you could never do without?
Coffee. Wellbutrin. Klonopin (for sleeping). Peanut M&Ms. My son. My husband.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Tweeting my Xtranormal "Annoying Conversation" series has made me feel like a writer again. I'd say that's good for my professional life.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Please. Isn't it obvious?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
All the "Sh*t ____ Say" memes.
What feature should Twitter add?
Voice recognition software. Just kidding. I don't even know what that is.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I won't use LOL. I won't even say Laugh Out Loud. Even if I am. I only use HAA. "HAA" is like a rotary telephone. Solid. Real. Old School.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@OfficialAdele (See my "Driving Under the Influence of Adele [DUIA]" Xtranormal video. #obsessed #ImadevideobeforeSNLskit
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
1. Yes. 2. I can't say. 3. Excessive #humblebragging and #humbleblurting.
Why should we vote for you?
Because without a Shorty, I'm nothing.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I've "met" all my closest current friends on Twitter. "Hash Hags" radio show, for instance, came out of Twitter. (@AnnLeary @JulieKlam)
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I write them with a quill pen.
What inspires you to tweet?
Usually deeply annoying conversations or Masshole-drivers. Or news about a friend's accomplishment.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
I think my pimping votes for this Shorty Award thing is starting to get annoying. But I won't give up until I make it to 6th place.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be nice. Tweet unto others as you would have them Tweet unto you.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Giving or receiving?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
"Why do you think you deserve to be considered for a Shorty even if you didn't make it into the top 6?"
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
It changes every other week! Just when you think you know where all the stuff is, they move it around! #middleageproblems
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's tales told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Why should people follow you?
Because, when I'm not bombarding them with Shorty vote begs, I try to be funny and share others' good news.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
Why'd you start tweeting?
Lonely. (Just kidding.) (Not really.)
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Completely. Now I don't have to leave the house (or bed-desk <--@AnnLeary's word) to feel connected to friends and the world. #seriously
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Love each other. (No touching though.)
How will the world change in the next year?
I will start trying to win a Shorty much earlier than 3 days before the deadline. And that, I believe, will change the world.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
#Humblebragging. #Humbleblurting #Humblebranting (Guilty. Guilty. And guilty.)
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I can't think about that right now. Because I'm 50. And in 10 years, I'll be....

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