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The Shorty Interview
with Tristan Taormino

What's your best tweet?
Non sequitur: "She found a niche in the world that rewards her for bending in the places where she's already broken." -Someone I know
What are six things you could never do without?
chocolate, butt plugs, dogs, a phone, socks, pens
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I use it every day in my professional life to share information, answer sex advice questions, link to sex research, announce important stuff
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
What feature should Twitter add?
It would be cool if it told me I was writing about something I should #hashtag because it was already trending
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
anal sex, seriously, compassion.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Dream followers: @TimGunn @TaraBrach @idinamenzel
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Why should we vote for you?
I have a passion to educate while entertaining, be honest, and empower people.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I'm following the very first drag queen/performer I ever met, in P-Town, when I was 15 years old.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I think twice before I post.
What inspires you to tweet?
Unique experiences I want to share, delicious desserts, deep thoughts, sex ed, and horrible customer service.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
No. I assume if someone thinks I tweet too much, they just unfollow me.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't: overshare, overtweet, TUI, tweet in anger, bully. Do: write creative #hashtags, be useful, make a difference.
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Have you ever regretted a tweet? If so, why?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I think it will evolve as people do and respond to users' needs.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
I love trans activist Buck Angel's Twitter feed.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
People think it's a waste of time, but that's Facebook.
Why should people follow you?
To get a peek inside my strange, queer, kinky, radical, sex-positive, pornographic, feminist, smart ass life.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
It's a delicate balance between wanting to share everything yet wanting to keep some things to myself.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
I follow & RT @TinyBuddha, share gluten-free recipes & cheer ppl on when they announce a big life change (like quitting smoking or going veg)
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
It keeps me connected to chosen family around the world.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I couldn't get into blogging, but the word limit of Twitter really appealed to me.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
I had trouble getting into blogging. 140 characters feels way more doable. It feels like I have a daily practice of connecting.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Summarize before a link so I have an idea what I'm about to click on.
How will the world change in the next year?
Gay marriage legalized in all 50 states. I can dream.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Misspelling or getting someone's twitter handle wrong, linking to a non-working URL, being insensitive.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Hopefully not: genetically modified, environmentally bankrupt & run by lunatics.

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