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The Shorty Interview
with Dean Johnson

What's your best tweet?
This one, no wait... the next one
What are six things you could never do without?
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To avoid doing real work
What's your favorite Twitter app?
ChangeMyDigitalPants - ensures you're always at Twashion's cutting edge
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#Socks4cocks - seemed to revolve around embarrassing occurrences of mismatched clothing.
What feature should Twitter add?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Osama Bin Laden - there must be clues worth following. "Just popped into Camberley Tescos for beard trimmer, socks and packet of anthrax"
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
if, at, in, on, up, of, my, it, no, be, to, so, am, by, an, do, go, he, hi, me, we and a
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Whoever comes second in the Apps category to see if they really meant to graciously accept the runner-up spot
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Lord Lucan. He never replied to my DM's
Why should we vote for you?
Because I got to 31st in one day - imagine how far I could have gone with more time?!? I am also very humble.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#Dean Johnson leaps 31 places in Shorty Design category
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
My wife (we were already married but had stopped talking)
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
Don't ever mention the Apple iPad. Ah, too late.
What inspires you to tweet?
A rare medical condition
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Only when I leave the toilet door open
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me. Follow me
How long can you go without a tweet?
Have not managed to tweet in my sleep - so about 2 hours.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
How much are you willing to pay to get into the Design top 5?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
We'll all be allowed 141 characters
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
My wife. She will be reading this...
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@thefellawithtourettesthatworksinthepostoffice
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That any of us using it have anything better to do
Why should people follow you?
Join me on a Twitter adventure (well... design, tech, Apple, publishing, Apple, cars, Apple and er Apple)
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
If I'm wedged down a ravine with my arm stuck under a rock... tweet about it
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
Tell people to "get out more" or "get a life". Either works.
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
They are all equally annoyed with my constant use of Twitter.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I don't have any friends
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
I now have so many more imaginary friends. Apparently they all like me, find me fascinating and all want to become designers.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Stop repeating themselves, stop repeating themselves and stop repeating themselves
How will the world change in the next year?
It will begin to turn the wrong way as Superman starts flight training for London 2012
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Tweeting that you're stalking someone.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?

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