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thinkgeek (thinkgeek 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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Aurora Carragal
Aurora Carragal I recommend @thinkgeek in the Shorty Award category #customerservice because... they got how to make useful funny!
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @ThinkGeek in the Shorty Award category #customerservice because...they ROCK!!
Tara Hall
Tara Hall I recommend @ThinkGeek in the Shorty Award category #customerservice because...they ROCK!!
Chris Munz
Chris Munz I recommend @thinkgeek in the Shorty Award category #customerservice because...
kathleen cox
kathleen cox I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because... it's just so obvious.
Krissy
Krissy I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because they have the quirkiest/coolest geek stuff
Amy Cheng
Amy Cheng I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #brand because of the singing monkey balls
Mindie Zimmerman
Mindie Zimmerman I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because when a geek is in need Timmy will hook em up!
Chelsa Taylor
Chelsa Taylor I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because they process orders fast! And are totally awesome!
enderFP
enderFP I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because... they're always helpful & go above & beyond
Oppositional Design
Oppositional Design I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because... they're always helpful & go above & beyond
Ren Cashman
Ren Cashman I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because... they care about their customers and what we think.
kelly
kelly I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because they are made of shiny awesomeness.
beachlurk
beachlurk I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because they sell TaunTaun sleeping bags because WE asked for them!!
Jesse Smith
Jesse Smith I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because they were awesome and immediate with RMA help!
Peter Devries
Peter Devries I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because...
Nedrick Toxicus
Nedrick Toxicus I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because they've never done me wrong & are full of win!
Nanda
Nanda I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because they provide free monkey breath with every purchase!
Benjamin Parrish
Benjamin Parrish I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because timmy needs a new pair of shoes and a banana
I. Wilson IV
I. Wilson IV I vote for @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #customerservice because they understand happy customers are paramount.
The Shorty Interview
with thinkgeek
What's your best tweet?
Best? Hm. "Today in Geek History: Sci-Fi Channel becomes Syfy. ThinkGeek follows suit with ThynkGyk. But not really 'cause that'd be sylly."
What are six things you could never do without?
Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth, monkeys
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Monkeys don't have professional lives, unless you count caffeinated banana-hoarding. And we sometimes tweet about that.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck
Twitter or Facebook?
Both? They're different, and better in different ways. More importantly, our customers use both so we do, too.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#moonfruit. JUST KIDDING. That was awful.
What feature should Twitter add?
Using lists in a more interesting way, like being able to message an entire list at once. They're still vestigial right now.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Patrick Stewart.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
You, are, through, your, see, to, for, in--but especially "hypertext markup language," "object-oriented programming," and "marmoset."
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@darthvader
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Spammers only.
Why should we vote for you?
We take customer service on Twitter seriously (srsly) & we make your sysadmin happy, which means you'll receive email today. You're welcome!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
HAL Robby Cylon Gort Ash Johnny 5 R2D2
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Probably the coolest was when some of our favorite musicians donated their work to our hold music database & @wilw agreed to narrate.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
We don't do a lot of hashtagging, but if we did: #thinkgeekrollsnatural20s
How do you make your tweets unique?
We're not that different from any other tweeting geek, but we are able to leverage our large following to share information & connect others.
What inspires you to tweet?
Quickly help w/ orders, answer questions, or get suggestions. Also: we get to goof off w/ our fellow geeks--er, "increase ROI." Right.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Yes, but not since we moved our auto-updated product feed to @thinkgeekspam way back in October 2008.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't say anything to offend robots. Because one day they will enslave us all and you don't want to be on the wrong end of their laser eyes.
How long can you go without a tweet?
We try not to tweet too often, so the question is: how long *should* we go without a tweet? A: ~2 hours.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
"Did you ask your followers to vote for you?"
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@donttrythis, @wilw, @feliciaday, @agent_m all use Twitter a little differently, but each is interesting, intelligent, & likable.
Why'd you start tweeting?
1 part shiny new toy (okay, fine, maybe 2 parts), 1 part interesting conversations, 1 part necessity.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Twitter has changed Timmy into a monkey that will do anything for attention. He has his own webcam, too: http://j.mp/4wnWdO
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Without threading on Twitter, this is hard, but: connect with groups. Twitter is good at one-to-many & one-to-one, but not inbetween.
How will the world change in 2010?
Robots and zombies will battle it out, but of course zombies will lose because robots, to their dismay, do not really have brains. *Yet.*
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
In order of lamesauceness: being boring or rude or negative; not giving back/replying to followers; tweeting too often; tweeting old news.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Geekier!