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What's your best tweet?
"Maya Angelou: "What would our nation be like if we dared to be intelligent?" WOW. Speechless #nerdland" 35 Retweets, 52,209 Impressions
What are six things you could never do without?
Family, friends, music, apple pie, iced tea
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Twitter is on my resume, and I send out science blog posts and articles that are relevant to my profession.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
The Twitter iOS app is my favorite - it fast and easy to use.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter without a doubt. Twitter people that care about stuff I like. Facebook has people I've known in real life regardless of interests.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
The funniest trend was definitely planking. Even celebrities got in on it.
What feature should Twitter add?
Twitter should allow you to temporarily mute someone if they are ranting about a particular subject you don't necessarily care about.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
White House interns - they could provide a great view on the gov't that we could relate to.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
#ScienceLooksGood since it's my hashtag, and ... well, I don't really shorten anything
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I would love to have Melissa Harris Perry follow me. I love her talk show and she uses social media very well! #nerdland
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I've unfollowed people that only tweet links or needlessly spam.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I believe that #ScienceLooksGood and can be appreciated by all!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Love, peace, apple pie, Knicks
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Twitter helped me to discover network with several space tweeps and NASA itself, culminating in my attendance at the last shuttle launch
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
I use #ScienceLooksGood to promote cool science stories across the web.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I keep them concise and funny, then I season with salt and pepper to taste
What inspires you to tweet?
When I either laugh to myself or smack my head in anger at a random observation, I know it will make a good tweet!
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
I definitely have, especially during live events. But I can't help it, I get excited! I try to use a hashtag so people can mute.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Reply and retweet often, regardless of someone's follower amount. Thank people.
How long can you go without a tweet?
5 hours. After that, the shakes set in.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
You should ask "Where you an early adopter of Twitter? How long did it take you to truly understand its power and potential"
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I predict more of a reach in political space, culminating in a congressional / presidential debate held entirely on Twitter.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@antheabutler, an academic who uses Twitter to disperse knowledge as well as have fun
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@luvvie, especially when she's sharing the dumbest tweets.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
A huge misconception is that you need to be a celebrity get use out of Twitter. The most interesting people are normal folks like you and me!
Why should people follow you?
I present science, sports, and tech in a unique and funny way. I love engaging with people regardless of follower count
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@graceishuman for great dicussion about feminist and orientation issues
How do you decide what to tweet?
If it's something I can express in a concise 100 chars max.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
I've found several people to follow that have inspired me to change my dietary and exercise habits - and I feel great!
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
My brother and I often share conversation on Twitter, especially during live sports. Almost feels like being back at home.
Why'd you start tweeting?
To engage with people about science, sports, and tech
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Twitter has forced me to be more concise in my blogging and other writing. Now I can pack more of a punch in less words.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I wish people would avoid trolling others. If you don't like someone, block them or DM them.
How will the world change in the next year?
I expect some key information about Mars to come out of the Curiosity Rover mission and a tablet that can actually replace a laptop.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Spelling errors, spamming, begging for replies / RT without replying / RTing
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Fully electric cars, always connected to the net, woman president

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