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The case
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The Shorty Interview
with Ayesha

What's your best tweet?
My best tweet would be SOS that I usually send out for campaigns
What are six things you could never do without?
Biryani, Books, Basketball, Activism, my research and Twitter
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I use Twitter mostly for activism and it has impacted the way I interact with people
What's your favorite Twitter app?
My favorite app is Twibbon
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter all the way. The number of people I have been able to connect with is completely remarkable through this medium.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#MuslimRage and #JihadiChickenBrigade, the way people took over hashtag and made it their own
What feature should Twitter add?
Twitter should add a feature where one conversation can be tracked and be seen as comprehensive rather than tweets all over the place
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
I wish President of Pakistan had a twitter feed that he monitored himself so that I could complaint to him all day
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Intersectionality, marginalisation and oppression are some words I never mince for brevity
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
not at this moment, no
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes, I have unfollowed quiet a lot of people and I usually unfollow them if they become abusive or support something problematic
Why should we vote for you?
You should vote for me cos my grassroots activism has brought issues to limelight which havent been seen on social media
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I was able to connect with KESC, its an electric distribution company, the way they took live complaints was absolutely remarkable
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#DhakanDemocracy to raise awareness on pseudo democracy which exists in different state
How do you make your tweets unique?
My tweets are usually filled with my personality aka a lot of sarcasm
What inspires you to tweet?
Apathy of people towards gender violence inspires me to tweet
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
hahah.. yes I have been in Twitter Jail twice now
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Share your thoughts, you dont know what you will find here
How long can you go without a tweet?
Not long, maybe an hour or two
What question are we not asking here that we should?
How can Twitter be made more popular than facebook?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I imagine Twitter giving rooms for groups discussion, if tht is possible it will be amazing as I do loose myself in hashtags at times
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@warishusain is the funniest person I know
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
You are just yelling in the air and no one is listening to you
Why should people follow you?
People should follow me as I tweet about stories which are usually not in mainstream media, which intersect on gender violence & racism
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@TheseLongWars, @KarachiKhatmal, @curryman, @NiceMangos, @EverydaySexism @52Percent
How do you decide what to tweet?
Its usually based on local news that I recieve from my team, which needs to be brought up for recognition and awareness
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
By tweeting good things from mine and hearing out and helping out someone who might be having an issue
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
My family who used to criticise me for my work, they have toned their attitude down now that they see the response I receive.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I wanted to see what was the fuss about and I thoroughly enjoyed it
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes, it made me connect with remarkable women from all over who are doing ground-breaking work.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Spread the word on creating awareness on injustice in our community and be a helping hand in finding solutions
How will the world change in the next year?
The world will become more aware, more globalize and people will be outraged a bit more in the next year
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
What will the world be like 10 years from now?

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