with a diabetes community
What's your best tweet?
Best tweet about us ever: http://twitter.com/MarieBe/status/2676829193
What are six things you could never do without?
Family, friends, support, community, challenges and hope.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To raise diabetes awareness and to connect people touched by #diabetes.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Hootsuite, no doubt about it!
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
The day after MJ and FarraH Fawcett passed away, seeing Jeff Goldblum in the Trends was scary at first, funny later.
What feature should Twitter add?
Allow comments before Retweets.
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?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes, a few tweeple, when they stop adding value to our timeline.
Why should we vote for you?
Because we connect people touched by diabetes + work our rears to raise diabetes awareness.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
We rely on the content from the members of our community. We converse with tweeple who asks us questions about #diabetes.
What inspires you to tweet?
The excitement of reading what other tweeps are up to, share stories (theirs and ours) and learning from it all.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Not directly, but have noticed during certain peak periods (around campaigns) some folks have unfollowed us! :P
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be generous. Be relevant. Be consistent. Be yourself. (that is less thatn 140, but that's enough...)
How long can you go without a tweet?
Not too much! :)
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Why'd you start tweeting?
Because it was a quick and efficient way to reach out to others touched by #diabetes.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. But most importantly Twitter has changed the lives of thousands who live with #diabetes who no longer feel alone.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Open up about their #diabetes: there's so much to be learned and to share when you do it.
How will the world change in 2010?
Distances will become smaller: more people will connect than ever before.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Adding #followfriday tweets on a Thursday. :)
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
If we don't find a cure for it + change our lifestyle, there will be more than 300 million ppl w #diabetes in 2020.