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The Shorty Interview
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What's your best tweet?
Another loss for the Dallas Cowboys, or, as I like to think of it, another win for the American people.
What are six things you could never do without?
Manual RTs, Vine, Nancy Grace hashtags, @everyword, @Horse_ebooks, cat pics. Oh, you mean in life? Nevermind, same answers.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I don't really differentiate. Twitter is me. Sometimes it's professional, sometimes it's absurd. "I am what I am." - Popeye
What's your favorite Twitter app?
I love old Tweetdeck for my laptop, Tweetbot for my iPhone.
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
I still laugh about #Eastwooding sometimes.
What feature should Twitter add?
My Twitter archive. I know some people got them, but I mean mine, specifically. Free my tweets, Twitter.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
I think Dame Judi Dench would have a killer knack for hashtag games and snark.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
You will never be u. Unless I'm making fun of @josecanseco. (I complete u)
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Probably @aaronrodgers12, the greatest quarterback on the planet. #gopackgo
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes. I unfollowed Ann Coulter because she was boring.
Why should we vote for you?
I became a football fan, picked the Packers, watched the season, learned the rules, and suffered an emotional loss, all because of Twitter.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I met a stripper in Portland because a federal prosecutor in DC told us we should hang out. It was amazing.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#footballwitherin is obviously one of my favorites. I didn't create #drunj, but I think I've been the number one supporter of that hashtag.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I tweet what I think, in the way I would say it out loud to my best friend. It's really the only way to go through life.
What inspires you to tweet?
I find humor in just about everything, and funny things are meant for sharing.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Like, two seconds ago. At least 15 times a day. It's taken me an hour to do this interview because I keep checking Twitter.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be yourself. Don't worry about the numbers. Never trust an egg. Use hashtags sparingly. Don't feed the trolls.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I think I went a full day over Christmas vacation, but only because I got sick and was unconscious. Generally, 12 hours. Sleeping.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
You're not asking people if they're on #teambreezy. Seriously, you need to weed out the crazies early.
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
The more users on Twitter, the more it reflects the world as a whole. There'll be more voices, more opinions and hopefully more conversation.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
This is a tough one. I'm going to have to go with @corybooker, Mayor of Newark. He's Twitter's superhero.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
I don't even know where to begin with this. I spend a lot of time laughing. Probably @ChuckGrassley.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's trivial. Like anything, Twitter is what you make of it. You can tweet your lunch, or overthrow a dictator. It's up to you.
Why should people follow you?
I ask myself this every day. All I've come up with is that it's always good to see life through the eyes of someone clumsier than yourself.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
Pseudonymous lawyers rock the Twitters: @amaeryllis, @nycsouthpaw, @delrayser...is @pourmecoffee a lawyer? Probably.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I fly by the seat of my pants. I've livetweeted a crossword competition, a Sex and the City Bus Tour, a romance novel. And now, football.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
I think human beings need other human beings. If people get anything out of my presence on social media, I hope it's a friend.
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
My parents love that I'm on Twitter, but don't understand it. However, some of the best people I follow are other people's moms and dads.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I started to keep in touch with some friends in Chicago. I stayed because I found my people.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Absolutely. I drove 11,000 miles to meet hundreds of people I follow. People who have given me cat pics and puns and news and now, football.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
At the moment, I wish more of them would vote for me in the Football category of the Shorty Awards. In general, moar grammerz plz.
How will the world change in the next year?
Social media will become more diverse. People will realize that social networks aren't one size fits all. And the Packers will win more.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Constant, blatant self-promotion (plz vote for me for a Shorty, thx). Also, asking for followers. #teamunfollowteamfollowback
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
It'll be even smaller, for sure. And we can only hope it will be kinder and more accepting.

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