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The Shorty Interview
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What's your best tweet?
My twit-longers are pretty fucking good, if I do say so myself.
What are six things you could never do without?
My dog, Pinky. My friends. Some of my family. My computer. My phone. My ego.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Because I'm an actress, (and author, GUTS just reminding you), they've all sorta blended together. But it's helped promote SO much!
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Boring. Twitlonger. Twitpic.
Twitter or Facebook?
Ok. Hard for me to admit, but I just began cheating on twitter with facebook. Twitter is my wife. FB is my mistress.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
This is how dumb I am, I dunno what this means. Can I still win a Shorty, please?
What feature should Twitter add?
a like button. My self-esteem could use it.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
LOL. DESPISE IT. Listen, if I've tweeted something that is so funny you laugh out loud, I think I've earned something more than LOL.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@BravoAndy. Andy Cohen. He's a dear pal, & used to follow, but I didnt understand twitter and by accident...oops ran out
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes. I unfollowed someone who was writing me inappropriate DM's. Drunk-tweeting a sober person? Bad call
Why should we vote for you?
Because unlike 99% of celeb memoirs, I actually wrote every single word of GUTS by myself. And I'm tall, but love short people.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#KRISTENJOHNSTONSHOULDWINSHORTYFORGUTS
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
A few people I actually consider my friends.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
I'm not a fan of the ole hashtag, unless it's a compliment followed by my name
How do you make your tweets unique?
By not trying too hard.
What inspires you to tweet?
Rage, humor, sadness, empathy, loneliness, boredom, happiness or simply to clear up the rumor that me & Kirsty Alley are same person.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
nope...I usually get a lovely letter saying "Congrats, @kjothesmartass! You tweet just right!"
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't be shy. Most people are really cool. And if someone says anything mean, re-tweet & tag me. I'll take care of 'em sweetie.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I can quit anytime! It's easy! I'm not addicted, I just haven't felt like stopping. But I could go forever, really. I think.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE STOP DOING ON TWITTER
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I hope people understand it's importance, and celebs try to interact w/twitterers. So many have assistants do it.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Too many to list. But you gotta mix humor with issues. You don't wanna become Twusan Twarandon.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Tough one. Gary Janetti, Paula Pell, Jenny Johnson...who am I forgetting?
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's only weirdo's. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of crazies, but I've met so many smart, funny & witty people too.
Why should people follow you?
I don't edit myself. I'm a smartass but I'm never mean. And sometimes I write funny crap.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
Seriously, what is this, 60 minutes? This is the longest interview of my life...
How do you decide what to tweet?
I just do. No editing involved. I'm screwed one of these days
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
All funny aside, I've gotten thousands of tweets from people who read GUTS & want to live a truthful life. I try to support that in all ways.
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
1. none of my family is on twitter. I've told them all it costs $400 to join. 2. Ive found so many people read GUTS & connect #keepgoodgoin
Why'd you start tweeting?
To promote my book, GUTS (outinpaperback1/22). But I realized that was revolting (pleasebuyit) and decided to trash Leann Rimes instead
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
You know, it really has. As an addict in recovery, it's fun to be addicted to something that doesn't give me a hang-over
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I got nuthin. I got a HUGE "less" list though....
How will the world change in the next year?
People will continue to learn that addiction is a disease, and the shame that surrounds it will lift even more....
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
YES!!! ok, tagging someone in a convo theyre not in for 7,000 tweets. When u want to unfollow, no need to tell the person how lame they are
What will the world be like 10 years from now?

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