with Julio Ricardo Varela
What's your best tweet?
I don't have one, never really think of that, but maybe when people tell me they love @fernandovarela and his amazing voice? And #vivaviernes
What are six things you could never do without?
Music, Red Sox, family, soccer, relaxation, Facebook updates
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To promote my brother @fernandovarela and to meet like-minded people who believe that Latinos can be a major force online.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetie and HootSuite
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter for the bar and Facebook for your home. Not the same thing.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
My inherent distaste of Christopher Cross music. There has been a running joke for a bout a year now here on Twitter.
What feature should Twitter add?
A service that just weeds out the accounts that just push out and don't connect with others. That drives me crazy.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Thanks, you are so kind for that, I really appreciate that
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Patrick Ewing, Cesc Fabregas, Theo Epstein, Nomar, Charlie Davies and the rest of the US Soccer Team
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
No interaction, no desire to actually @ to people, a one-way conversation
Why should we vote for you?
Because I am a Twitter freak
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#real #authentic #nobs
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
So many amazing friends who are part of my daily life. They are family.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#vivaviernes (almost there!)
How do you make your tweets unique?
I am just myself. I try to share my world with my friends here. I share my thoughts, my music, blogs I like. I also love to connect.
What inspires you to tweet?
Seeing all the amazing people I have met here and feeling their love and support.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Yup, and I don't care. Tweeting is all about yourself. I don't care about unfollows, just about the people who follow me.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Do not fall into the hype of Twitter. Be yourself. Always. Worry about being the best person you can be here. And tweet away!
How long can you go without a tweet?
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@mattsingley, @ginidietrich, @chrisbrogan, @ShellyKramer, @adriandayton, @RizzoTees, @fernandovarela, @AnaRc, @LouisPagan
Why'd you start tweeting?
To promote my brother @fernandovarela and his music
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
We have been able to connect Latinos online and also able to propel @fernandovarela to a #1 song on iTunes (Por ti volaré)
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Just listen to others and have more real conversations. Talk about each and support people all the time.
How will the world change in 2010?
People will continue to just be themselves and not hide behind companies or policies.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Auto dms that say nothing about the person; not having a good bio; not having a picture; thinking you are better than others
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Things will continue to get more personal and human nature will be more kind.