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twitchhiker was nominated for a Shorty Award!

In March 2009, I travelled from the UK to New Zealand in 30 days, relying entirely on the goodwill and generosity of Twitter. Together we raised over £5,000 for charity: water.

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twitchhiker (twitchhiker 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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Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @twitchhiker in the Shorty Award category #travel because its the most impressive thing Ive seen on twitter
Stephen Moretti
Stephen Moretti I recommend @twitchhiker in the Shorty Award category #travel because its the most impressive thing Ive seen on twitter
Baba Mzungu
Baba Mzungu I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because... it shows what a man and Twitter can do together - and
Livia
Livia I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because he has the most awesome story i've ever of heard through twitter :)
Lars Bevanger
Lars Bevanger I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because he showed Twitter can connect real people in real world.
Leeanne Bennett
Leeanne Bennett I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because social media can enable free travel around the world!
James Burns
James Burns I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because he raised a load of money for charity!
Moka Kitteh
Moka Kitteh I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because it was an amazing use of the medium
Gaye Tibbets
Gaye Tibbets I vote for @twitchhiker for a shorty award for #travel because he came to KS and we liked him.
shaunallan:Vector76
shaunallan:Vector76 I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because...he's a clever geezer ; )
Gemma Swaisland
Gemma Swaisland I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because he look the initiative & got somewhere with social media
DarrelBirkett
DarrelBirkett I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because of his innovative approach to his charitywater.org appeal
davidcoxon
davidcoxon I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because..he look the initiative & got somewhere with social media
Mobious
Mobious I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because...he involved the Twitter community for a great cause!
Leanne J
Leanne J I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because...he involved the Twitter community for a great cause
Travel Industry
Travel Industry RT @wallstreetpaul: I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because... he did something unique & inspiring using social media
Paul Hart
Paul Hart I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because... he did something unique & inspiring using social media
Andrew Chatterton
Andrew Chatterton I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because he used Twitter for a good cause & isn't an airport desk.
Rob Colling
Rob Colling I vote for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel cos he did something original, heartfelt and very brave.
Sonia Rothwell
Sonia Rothwell for @twitchhiker for a Shorty Award in #travel because it was innovative & fab PR for social media as a power for good.
The Shorty Interview
with twitchhiker
What's your best tweet?
Not sure I have one. When I travelled around the world using Twitter , I guess it was the tweet that convinced the next person to help me.
What are six things you could never do without?
Family, friends, sleep, NYC, the internet... and Twitter.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
As a writer, it's my support network, my inspiration, my source of information, my water cooler - it's my social network.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck on the desktop, Tweetie on the iPhone. Other apps have more bells and whistles, but I like simple.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. Facebook has more features but it isn't anywhere near as functional.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Douglas Adams. He would have adored Twitter.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I don't shorten any. If I can't write it correctly in 140 characters, I rewrite it. That's my former life as a copywriter haunting me.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Not really - that's not how it works, is it? Followers aren't badges to wear and it's not a numbers game.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I did something unique with Twitter, and because it's not just a vote for me, but everyone who played their part in my success.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#freepizza #worldpeace #fireflyseason2 #charitywater #monkeytennis
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try and be interesting and honest. It's fun to experiment, too - I'm enjoying using @AudioBoo to squirt audio into Twitter.
What inspires you to tweet?
Anything and everything - sometimes tweeting is purely cathartic, other times it's a desire to share.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't be shy. Roll your sleeves up and get stuck in. Follow people, ask questions, have an opinion. Share yourself, be honest, have fun.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What next?
Why'd you start tweeting?
I always like to try new things early and at least once, and Twitter doesn't make complete sense without trying it, so...
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Without a doubt. Twitchhiker was the adventure of a lifetime. Twitter touches on every aspect of my life - at home, at work, when I travel.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Using Twitter to broadcast. Newspapers especially could build loyalty if they interacted with followers, instead of regurgitating headlines.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Probably not too different. Hopefully a little safer, a little happier. We still won't have flying cars and jetpacks though, dammit.