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The Shorty Interview
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What's your best tweet?
Decided I would set-up a new business at Autosport Show! Get in touch for birthday cakes! #performancebaking #typo pic.twitter.com/COvDcf5n
What are six things you could never do without?
1. My parents 2. Racing 3. My car 4. My phone 5. food. 6. people
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
As a racing driver I use twitter to promote my partners who back me to race all over the country.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
What feature should Twitter add?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
My Grandad, he's really funny!
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, obvious answer really. Mark Cavendish too.
Why should we vote for you?
Because, hopefully, you like what I do on social media and think that wat I post is engaging, fun and social.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
There have been lot's, I've had people come up to me and say "I've tweeted you and now I am meeting you for real" which is quite cool.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I like to tweet things that make people interact with me. Social media is all about being social and engaging with your followers!
What inspires you to tweet?
The news, training, watching telly, quotes, doing stuff, travelling.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Not by people on twitter, that's what it's for. Some of my friends on facebook when I had it linked together.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
When you tweet try and ask people about how your tweet relates to them, that way you create social conversation.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Less than a day! I probably tweet every within 12 hours of my last one.
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
It's just going to get bigger.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Norman Burgess without a doubt! (or my Grandad if he joined twitter)
Why should people follow you?
Because they want to. To find out about what happens to a racing driver behind closed door's.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I tweet about how I feel and what I am doing so there isn't really a decision, it's just what's happening.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
I like to train outdoors and take pictures of the Yorkshire country side. Hopefully that inspires people to get out on their bikes or run.
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
It mean's we can connect with each other from the other side of the world. On Christmas day my Nan sent a video on facebook.
Why'd you start tweeting?
As an athlete you need a online profile to communicate with other competitors, organisers, people who support you and your sponsors.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes, not a day goes by without me looking at it or tweeting.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
How will the world change in the next year?
Faster internet, more people on twitter and facebook will increase the power of social networking even more.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Accusing or wrongly accusing people. That can get you in a bit of twitter trouble. #twitterpolice #twitterjail

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North Yorkshire YC
North Yorkshire YC @NYYC_co_uk
Congratulations to @MaxCoates71 on being nominated for the @shortyawards. Another nomination from @NYYC_co_uk! #nyyc2013 #febmeeting
Sam Alsop
Sam Alsop @poslamas
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's a great guy and an amazing driver!
Jaide'Harris
Jaide'Harris @Jaide_harris
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he works hard and is an amazing athlete because he knows what he is doing.
Jessie Louise
Jessie Louise @JessieBillows
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's absolutely lovely and a brilliant racing driver :)
Ginetta
Ginetta @GinettaCars
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he uses social media to interact with his fans whilst also pleasing sponsors!
Richmond Motor Club
Richmond Motor Club @RichmondMotor
We nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he is a very good racer, but is also a loyal trials fan too!
Laura Robinson
Laura Robinson @LauraRobinson12
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because I dreamt he won it last night and it was so cool. #GoMax
Dennis Goodwin
Dennis Goodwin @dennis_goodwin
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athletebecause... Top driver, top Yorkshireman.
RWD MTB Brake Pads
RWD MTB Brake Pads @RWD_Brakes
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's a grand Yorkshire lad! #RaceCarDriver
Adrian Robinson
Adrian Robinson @TheToolBoxShop
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because... he's one of the brightest new stars of motor racing.
Dan Blake
Dan Blake @DanBlake88
I vote for @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he was one of the first in TOCA to embrace social media and has used it well
Rob Sutherland
Rob Sutherland @zeribbo
I vote for @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's generous with his time for fans, sponsors and anyone who needs help.
Savvy Birch. ☮ ♥
Savvy Birch. ☮ ♥ @MushroomSkittle
I vote for @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's helping us at our racing team and Is a great guy.
btccweekends
btccweekends @btccweekends
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because...of his dedication and driving ability
Welcome to Yorkshire
Welcome to Yorkshire @Welcome2Yorks
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's from Yorkshire!
Montpellier Media
Montpellier Media @MontpellMedia
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's a fab racer, lovely guy & dedicated to his sport
courtney
courtney @_kourtneyxx
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Joshua Barrett
Joshua Barrett @Joshcommentator
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because Max is a top racer and always happy to chat to fans!
Alexander Rhodes
Alexander Rhodes @AlexanderRhodez
@MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he has gone the extra mile for sponsors, and never given up hope.
Pete the driver.
Pete the driver. @McLaren_Fan
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's an inspirational character.
Rebecca Boardman
Rebecca Boardman @BecksRDI
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a @shortyawards in #athlete because he NEVER gives up hope, even in the darkest times of his racing! #optimist
Olivia Newton
Olivia Newton @livynewton
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he's inspirational
ian cooper
ian cooper @betvanco
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because, he is a great guy who as time to talk with pips & a great driver also.
Daniel Yetts
Daniel Yetts @danielyetts
I nominate @MaxCoates71 for a Shorty Award in #athlete because all those years ago when he did karting he was the nicest lad on the grid