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The Shorty Interview
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What's your best tweet?
What are six things you could never do without?
Twitter, Apple, Pokémon, Podcasting, Corn dogs, and my girlfriend Irene.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Twitter has been the start of most, if not all, of my collaboration of projects I have with others online.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetbot - no questions asked.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter - I check my Twitter more then my Text Message history.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#dinnernightwithSBJ was pretty funny. I forgot who started that one.
What feature should Twitter add?
Video. But I guess they just did with Vine.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Apple. I feel like a lot of great customer service can start with Twitter. Look at @zappos_service for example. Excellent.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I try not to shorten any of my words or phrases. Instead I just misspell often.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@Junichi_Masuda from GAME FREAK or probably @cwgabriel of Penny-Arcade.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I unfollow people that are negative. When I check my Twitter, I want it to be an enjoyable experience.
Why should we vote for you?
Well if you love Pokémon, then... here I am!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I connected with the creator of @shawnimals over Twitter. Since then we've met up various times! He makes amazing plush toys.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
By misspelling everything...
What inspires you to tweet?
My followers. It's a very generic answer, but I think Twitter makes me smile and laugh every single day.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
All the time, but honestly, I never see a decrease in followers.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Follow a lot of people and interest right away. If you don't follow a ton of people off the bat, you won't see the appeal of Twitter.
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What's your favorite Pokémon!?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I think Vine is a good start to a change, even though it's a separate app.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@big_ben_clock - Always letting me know what time it is in London.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Probably @tapbot_paul - that guy has incredible opinions.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
It's like Facebook... but I think what confuses me most is people who "don't get Twitter". I feel like you get back what you put in.
Why should people follow you?
If you love Pokémon or the Simpsons, then we would get along great! Also - I try to genuinely funny. Genuinely genuine.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@tapbots_paul @bidoof_bot @danny_friedman_ are some of the best. All very funny and original.
How do you decide what to tweet?
What's on my mind... or what people will respond well too.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
I started using the @NikeFuel band to run. Since then, I noticed more people on @path and @twitter starting to run too with the Fuel band!
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
I have met some pretty amazing people over Twitter, it's been incredible.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Garnett Lee from (at the time) 1UP.com convinced me!
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
It's what I check when as soon as I wake up... and before I fall asleep.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I like Retweets a lot! Especially seconds after I tweeted something.
How will the world change in the next year?
I'm not sure how the world overall will change, but my goal is to impact more people and inspire their passion.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Don't Tweet if you don't know what to Tweet.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I don't have a good answer, but I hope Twitter is around still. I also hope the Simpsons will still be going too.

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