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The Shorty Interview
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What's your best tweet?
I have no idea what my best tweet is haha
What are six things you could never do without?
Storms to chase, family, friends, armored tornado tanks - the Dominators, dream for tvnweather.com and Tornado Chasers series - life's work.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To promote certain products we offer including weather videos and podcasts that we do.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck is my favorite app!
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter is my current obsession, but use both to post insane tornado videos and severe weather updates.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
There are too many to count!
What feature should Twitter add?
I'm a meteorologist and extreme storm chaser that chases Mother Nature's most violent storms across the planet!
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
#svr for severe #tor for tornado #wx for weather
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I wish Justin Bieber would follow me! Ha
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I have never actually unfollowed somebody. I value all of my followers and their personalities are what make Twitter unique.
Why should we vote for you?
Because we provide real-time updates and help keep the public safe from severe weather.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Tornadoes, severe weather, severe weather research
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Every connection I make is the most interesting connection, IMO.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
Our tweets range from pictures of my Yorkshire Terrier to potentially being the last one before intercepting a tornado that's too strong.
What inspires you to tweet?
To give it everything I have to know that the public is informed of severe weather in the area.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Sometimes I get a bit carried away with tweeting about extreme weather updates, but most thank us for the warning info. Dominator the storm!
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Just be yourself, work hard and tweet a lot.
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Why is the sky blue?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I'm not sure, but I'm sure I'll adapt.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
I admire @JimCantore and @Spann for sharing the same passion as myself and keeping the public informed, putting in countless hours to help.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@stormpics is the funniest guy I know!
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is used by only young people.
Why should people follow you?
Because I've dedicated my life to educating everyone on the power of severe weather and will be researching it for the rest of my life.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
I tweet severe weather updates in real-time to help alert the public and potentially save lives.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
I tweet severe weather education to better prepare themselves for a "if this happens" situation, they can prepare for it and survive.
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
My friends are my family, so all of my followers are my family. We keep each other informed about severe weather, which will #keepgoodgoing
Why'd you start tweeting?
To update the public of an immediate severe weather threat and to share our media with the public our storm chasing.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
In saving lives, by become one of the most effective tools in relaying severe weather warnings to people in the path of dangerous storms!
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I wish more people would get into weather and watch our web series, "Tornado Chasers!" We need them to so we can keep the ship afloat!
How will the world change in the next year?
No matter what happens in the world over the next year, mother nature will always be relentless and will show no mercy.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Spamming! Overposting, etc
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
In terms of extreme weather, who knows.. I think tornadoes will be a year-round issue by then. Hopefully a happier, more honest world.

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