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The SETI Institute was nominated for a Shorty Award!

We believe we are conducting the most profound search in human history — to know our beginnings and our place among the stars.

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The SETI Institute (SETIInstitute 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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Aurélio Oliveira
Aurélio Oliveira I vote for @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they believe conduct d most profound search in history
Karri
Karri I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they do such important work...& I miss Carl Sagan.
Nigel Leck
Nigel Leck I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because...It would be to find the ETs
Michelle A
Michelle A I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they cool ass mother fuckers!
Alfonso Gonzalez
Alfonso Gonzalez RT @goblinbox: I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because proof of life would change everything.
Saju Pillai
Saju Pillai I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because... finding life outside earth will change everything !
Michelle Morgan
Michelle Morgan I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because proof of life would change everything.
brenwano
brenwano I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because... someone is out there...
Teobesta
Teobesta I nominate @SETIInstitute 4 a Shorty Award in #science because their work is of prime importance & i'd sure want 2know!
Joseph Higgs
Joseph Higgs I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they may just find more than what they're looking for.
cahuich_hypatia
cahuich_hypatia I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because the people working there are devoted to their research
Duke Rumley
Duke Rumley I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because...finding proof of life elsewhere would be amazing
DireitodoPovo
DireitodoPovo I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they shall find someday.
John HR Pieper OblSB
John HR Pieper OblSB I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because...
Gabriel Michas
Gabriel Michas I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because...it keeps the horizon for Extraterrestrial life open
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ζλξ¦ΛΛΔ~¤ß I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they Believe & keep The Search Alive!
Liam Aidan
Liam Aidan I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they have hope, and so do I.
KK
KK I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they are doing a lot of work without recognition
Project Black Cat
Project Black Cat I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they are working to answer the question: ARE WE ALONE?
Lawrence Santoro
Lawrence Santoro I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they're always looking & hopefully someday will find.
The Shorty Interview
with The SETI Institute
What's your best tweet?
Upcoming skywatching highlights for 2010 http://bit.ly/5GKexB
What are six things you could never do without?
1) my towel 2) my computer 3) my internet connection 4) a hot cup of coffee 5) a sense of wonder 6) a dark night sky full of stars
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Extensively - we use Twitter to share the latest accomplishments of the many scientists at the SETI Institute
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Cotweet
Twitter or Facebook?
Both! One short, one long - two great ways to carry out a conversation. With whoever's out there.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Balloon boy
What feature should Twitter add?
Easier way to follow conversations
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
The Hubble Space Telescope
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
astrobiology extrasolar planets extraterrestrial
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Sally Ride - the first female American astronaut!
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Only if I don't like where they're going!
Why should we vote for you?
The SETI Institute's goal is to answer the age-old question: Are we alone? Don't be alone, help us spread the word!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
NASA SETI astrobiology lifeonmars exoplanets ETsignaldetected
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Finding out that I know some followers in real life
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#astronomy
How do you make your tweets unique?
Stay on topic, but don't be afraid of a little editorial commentary on the side
What inspires you to tweet?
Sharing information and news about astronomy, astrobiology, and space with interested people around the world
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
never!
140 characters of advice for a new user?
140 characters is more than a mouthful, but less than a snack - use them wisely!
How long can you go without a tweet?
Minutes can seem like hours...hours can seem like days....but not light-years!
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Buzz Aldrin - an original Apollo 11 astronaut, on Twitter! @TheRealBuzz
Why'd you start tweeting?
To share exciting links and news and information with a new audience, and to find out more of what's going on
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
It's changed my life, the universe, and everything!
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Talk about space and astronomy
How will the world change in 2010?
According to Arthur C. Clarke, 2010 is the "Year we make contact"! Will it be?
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
1) spam 2) more spam 3) trying to get someone to unfollow someone else
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Cleaner, greener, and perhaps with a permanent human presence beyond low Earth orbit (such as on the Moon!)