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What's your best tweet?
Know some1 with illegal handgun? Get #CashForGuns $500 if ur tip turns in gun: Text TOR plus ur msg to 274637 anon. @1800222TIPS #Toronto
What are six things you could never do without?
Twitter, Facebook, My iPhone, My Macbook Pro, My Followers, and my passion for fighting crime in Toronto.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
A College student living day to day, tweeting positive, crime prevention, & volunteer opportunities.
Twitter or Facebook?
What feature should Twitter add?
Leave a Tip feature - A feature that has a small icon anywhere on the platform where users can report anon tips to Crime Stoppers.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Why should we vote for you?
Role-model for peers & adult world alike in use of social media with purpose & process, in partnership with cops for safer communities.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Making connections with various law enforcement officials (Crime Stoppers, Police Forces, etc) and of course, making new friends!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
Tweeting prevention tweets can make a difference & possible save lives. The use of social media has definitely made a huge impact in society.
What inspires you to tweet?
Knowing that if I can save someone's life just by sending a tweet. I know there is someone on the other side reading it...
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
I'm known for tweeting!
How long can you go without a tweet?
When I sleep, I don't tweet. When I'm awake, I tweet and read the timeline until I get back into my bed.
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Twitter is already at it best!
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@GraffitiBMXCop - He is an inspirational person who works tired-less to prevent crimes, engage youth BMX & Legal Graffiti Art.
Why should people follow you?
I tweet the latest about Crime Stoppers, Prevention Messages, and giving hope to those who are less motivational of themselves.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I tweet about things that I come across on a daily basis and updates about crime related news in the city as it happens.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
I use social media to tweet about the good things in life. I believe that motivational thoughts & happy tweets can make a difference!
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
None of my family members have Twitter. I usually encourage friends to join, to be closer and in touch with them!
Why'd you start tweeting?
Cst. Scott Mills from Toronto Police Service trended me in! Got the name TwittNick and began to use social media to prevent crimes together.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Anti-crime advocate student who is a strong proponent for community service & provides information to the general public: Crime Stoppers
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I wish people would start tweeting useful information on Twitter, rather than abusing it as a 'venting machine.'
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
It is impossible to guess what the world would be like 10 years from now... But, possibly flying cars & holographic technology!

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