with Harrison Painter
What's your best tweet?
I am currently fascinated by people who have taken the Yo-Yo to the Xtreme and am captivated by their oscillating virtuosity!
What are six things you could never do without?
1. My supportive wife Tiffany (@Shesha1916) 2. My kids (@LilGladiators) 3. People 4. Music 5. Social Media 6. My Flip cam
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Twitter is a platform that gives people a chance to get to know me, and it helps to build the like, know, and trust factor for biz to happen.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
So many, but I really enjoy Tweetmeme, Twellow & Twitvid. On future note, really looking fwd to the potential of Seesmic buying Ping.fm
Twitter or Facebook?
Both! These two platforms have completely different social contracts! Twitter is where the seed starts, but facebook is where it grows!
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#Snuggie is trending on Twitter and in stores near you!
What feature should Twitter add?
I would like to see a more active way to fight spam and higher API rates for developers to get creative.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
I have honestly never thought about it, but I am kind of surprised Seth Godin is not active on Twitter. He would be a great addition.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I will shorten anything to make quality Tweets happen!
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Jimmy Fallon - I started the "Get @JimmyFallon to follow me campaign" with multiple Tweets and creative videos. Nothing yet....Stay Tuned!
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
If they are selfish, spammy, or not engaging I will show them the door. I do try to offer up some advice first, just in case they are new.
Why should we vote for you?
I listen, share, & care about people. I also work really hard, and enjoy every nanosecond of it! LOVE IT!!!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#BeatCancer #Applepear #AmpYou #Loveit
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
So many, but I would say connecting with Bob Burg, co-author of "The Go-Giver". I credit him as the seed that started all this!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I would say it is simply my personality that creates uniqueness. It is all me out there, and I hold nothing back!
What inspires you to tweet?
It really comes down to the people. The folks I connect with inspire me and are the fuel that keeps the engines running!
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
A few times, as I Tweet A LOT! Usually it is because they have the alerts in their phone set up wrong and I drained their battery! :)
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Tweet in thirds! One-third about you having fun, one-third engaging & creating value for others, and the last one-third about your business
How long can you go without a tweet?
Sorry, I was tweeting. What is the question again?
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Scott Monty for showing this works for a large global company like Ford. Scott Stratten & Alyssa Milano for being so engaging & authentic.
Why'd you start tweeting?
To meet great people and share ideas!
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
100% yes! I have connected with so many new life long friends and created a booming consulting business, all in less than 10 months.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Engage! I will never understand why a person would follow somebody and then not even say HELLO! Get out there and GET ACTIVE!!!
How will the world change in 2010?
2010 will be the YEAR OF THE VIDEO! We will see more blogs evolve into vlogs, & the power of video will bring us all even closer together.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
1. Linking people up without engaging them first. 2. Automation 3. Using Twitter as a one way communication tool.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Wow! 10 years is a long time to predict at the pace we are moving, but a cure for most cancers, less hunger, and auto-pilot flying cars!