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AfPak Channel was nominated for a Shorty Award!

Tweeting analysis of the news about all things Af-Pak from my perch at the New America Foundation and Foreign Policy

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AfPak Channel (AfPakChannel on Twitter) was nominated for a Shorty Award(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Liz Wu
Liz Wu I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because she keeps me updated on the news in the region.
Page van der Linden
Page van der Linden I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because they're truly informed & very smart.
Katherine
Katherine I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because...South Asia is awesome.
Robin J. Walker
Robin J. Walker I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because all the smart South Asia people read, quote, and respect her!
David Wynn
David Wynn I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because... it knows who knows what I need to know
Jonathan Wallace
Jonathan Wallace I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because...it is the best source for all things afpak
Richard Fleming
Richard Fleming I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because every single tweet has something of substance.
Andres Roman
Andres Roman I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because its informative and relevant
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lisa wendel I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because it keeps me informed.
Britt Peterson
Britt Peterson I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because there's nothing else like it on the web
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Aubrey Belford I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because it is actually informative
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Danielle Maxwell
Danielle Maxwell I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because...it is a top notch resource.
Paolo Terni
Paolo Terni I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because it has the latest news and analysis missing from MainStreamMedia
AfPak Channel
AfPak Channel I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because...I meant to do news the first time, oops :)
AfPak Channel
AfPak Channel I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because...I meant to do news the first time, oops :)
David E. Hoffman
David E. Hoffman I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because they work harder than anyone!
The Shorty Interview
with AfPak Channel
What's your best tweet?
Too many tweets! One I like from today is "Even if drones do kill someone else involved in CIA attack in Khost, CIA couldn't confirm it!"
What are six things you could never do without?
Friends, good food, warm weather, sunshine, butter, and salt.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To promote and expand the AfPak Channel on ForeignPolicy.com.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
TweetDeck
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter for work, Facebook for play :)
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#summerofTaliban violence, poking fun at media coverage of Pakistan.
What feature should Twitter add?
Archiving tweets without having to click "load more" a million times or searching your own tweets.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
My boss!
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
You, you're, you've
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I want @thejointstaff to follow me.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes not going to say for racist comments.
Why should we vote for you?
I work hard to blend news and analysis on a complicated region, and would appreciate your support :)
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#underpantsbomber
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Met lots of people in gov, other think tanks, across the world in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
I don't use hashtags a lot, actually.
How do you make your tweets unique?
Occasional snide commentary.
What inspires you to tweet?
News stories, other twitterers, commenting on hot topics...
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Only when I live tweet speeches.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be responsive to your followers!
How long can you go without a tweet?
DAYS. No, probably a few hours. But only if I'm doing something else.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@adamserwer is very good
Why'd you start tweeting?
To drum up love for the AfPak Channel on ForeignPolicy.com.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Changed my work life in that I now feel compelled to tweet everything AfPak all the time!
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
More of less talking about how &*^%&*^$ cold it is in DC right now!
How will the world change in 2010?
Not a lot, I would imagine.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Not responding enough to your followers, not giving credit when you RT
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Flying cars and green hair, obviously.