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Nominate Ken Peterson for a Shorty Award!

Communications Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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The Shorty Interview
with Ken Peterson
What's your best tweet?
You be the judge.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To tweet topics that inspire conservation of the oceans.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Echofon
Twitter or Facebook?
Both/and.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
N/A
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Emeril Lagasse
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Tested a few and their tweets weren't relevant to my interests.
Why should we vote for you?
Don't vote for me! Vote for @MontereyAq.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Sustainability
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Many great voices for conservation & sustainability. Too many to single out one.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
N/A
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try not to waste people's time; to communicate clearly; & I read the links before I retweet to be sure they're valuable.
What inspires you to tweet?
Gerat information with the potential to inspire, or to change the world.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Nope
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't waste peoples' time. Have fun, do good work. Retain your capacity for wonder. Share, connect, enjoy!
How long can you go without a tweet?
A few hours; a few days if I'm off in the Sierra Nevada.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Why would you encourage others to tweet?
Why'd you start tweeting?
To help inspire conservation of the oceans
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes; exposed me to great info/insights I wouldn't otherwise have discovered.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Share great info they've come across.
How will the world change in 2010?
We're getting together around saving our planet.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Too much navel-gazing, too filled with oneself, too much pointless chatter.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
A dicier place for humans, but moving in the right direction.