with Lar deSouza
What's your best tweet?
Hopefully my next one!
What are six things you could never do without?
My family. My computer. Air, water, food...... comics.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
It helps me interact with readers of my comic as well as share art tips and techniques with other artists and students.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
I use Tweetie on the iPhone :)
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Too much information Tuesdays!
What feature should Twitter add?
I'd like to sometimes read multiple tweets from a single person in chronological order instead of the lateset tweets first.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Hm. Not sure! :) Most of the people I would like to follow are already on Twitter. More authors probably.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I don't do the text speak at all. I always prefer to type things out in full.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I don't keep track of who is following me. That's just too narcissistic for me. If someone wishes to follow me, they are welcome to. :)
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Oh sure. Bots of course, that just post pourn or spam. I've also unfollowed people who don't use Twitter much after signing on.
Why should we vote for you?
I'm like the Adam West of Batmans. (one of my readers gave me that moniker).
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Hahahaha! I'm not a big trender follower on Twitter. I have no idea. Maybe "#freechocolate" ?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
It's been great to connect with many of my fellow online cartoonists.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try to share stuff about myself that is personal and hopefully interesting or helpful. I try not to waste bandwidth :)
What inspires you to tweet?
A desire to share moments with friends and readers. And a desire to maybe make someone out there smile unexpectedly in the middle of the day.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Not that I recall.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't feel compelled to be witty or deep. Be yourself and let the friendships happen. Enjoy the tweets of others without needing to reply.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I've had to go days when I've been travelling and don't have a data plan. So hard!! I check my feed a couple times an hour, easily.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
BadAstronomer has great stuff. BobbyChiu is *awesome*. CraigKausen... I'm not good with 'absolutes'. Sorry.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I'm not very good at blogging but 140 characters is my speed. It's a fun and great tool to connect with my readers.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Oh yes! So many great people I would never have 'met' if not for Twitter. Makes my days brighter for the new friendships.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Share their knowledge and positive experiences.
How will the world change in 2010?
The year has not started well for the year. I think economics will go up but so will fear. I think we need to work hard to be strong.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Faster. But I bet I still won't have a flying car or shiny space suit!