with NY Neo-Futurists
What's your best tweet?
"TWITTERPLAY Assignment: write a 1-tweet play that involves TIME TRAVEL somehow" [our followers wrote some of the best plays for this tweet!]
What are six things you could never do without?
hedonism, Italians, space exploration, oranges, archipelagos, randomness
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
We ask our followers to write plays, attend our shows, & bring us cookies. They (the ppl) do, & they're (the cookies & the plays) delicious!
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. [pause] Both, really. In their own ways, you know? Yeah. YOU know. [creepy wink]
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#dullesthorrormoviesever? yeah, probably that one.
What feature should Twitter add?
A working search page.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
The ghost of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Anyone who isn't already.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Only a small few, b/c: 1) we realized too late they were spampires, or 2) they wouldn't stop changing tunes on blip.fm.
Why should we vote for you?
We invented the #TwitterPlay. Our followers have written nearly 2,000 1-tweet plays in the first year's-worth of our weekly assignments.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Neo-Futurists, TMLMTBGB, Pictures of cookies, #twitterplay
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
We met @calindrome - a social media maven and now one of our biggest fans and advocates.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
We try to inspire creativity & communication amongst our followers: playwriting assignments, photo scavenger hunts, unique PSAs, etc.
What inspires you to tweet?
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Once. We live-tweeted during the Tonys (+ some wine) & got a bit carried away.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Talk, listen, create, be nice, have fun.
How long can you go without a tweet?
The longest we went is a week (over the holidays).
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
We admire @DanceTWorkshop for follower-inspired and wildly entertaining Community Choreography videos.
Why'd you start tweeting?
We embrace those unreached/unmoved by conventional theater--inspiring them to thought, feeling, action. Twitter is an extension of our stage.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes! We've met a lot of great new people, made new fans, & broadened our profile.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Make things: art, sandwiches, friends, cookies, plays, etc.
How will the world change in 2010?
There will be more ____ and less ____. We'll finally resolve ____, only to suddenly have to face ____. You will feel ____ by year's end.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
1) Removing the RT & assuming credit for a tweet. (plagiarism) 2) Over-advertising oneself. 3) Broadcasting w/o listening.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?