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HSUS (HumaneSociety 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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sarina rose
sarina rose I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because of its valiant efforst to help save animals!!!!!!
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Rainy
Rainy I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...The official KISS dog Peppy-Roni demands they win!
Glamorous Girl
Glamorous Girl I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they raise awareness for those w/o a voice!!!
sierra barter
sierra barter I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they help adorable puppies. <33
Lauren
Lauren I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they help animals. Thank you HSUS!
San
San I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they help fight for those who can't for themselves!
Maritza Castro
Maritza Castro I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they are dedicated to the rights of the animals.
JadeIce
JadeIce I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit
Alicia Howell
Alicia Howell I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit b/c of their amazing work to be the voice of the animals ♥
Janine
Janine I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they really fight for animals & are in Haiti now helping out.
Kathleen Reddy
Kathleen Reddy I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...they tweet for animals who need us.
Rabbit Match
Rabbit Match I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...they watch out for animals. Thank you HSUS!
kathy2trips
kathy2trips I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they speak for those who can't speak for themselves.
RobynMcIntyre
RobynMcIntyre I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they have a mighty voice for animals.
Layne Marie
Layne Marie I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they are a voice for animals
Sara Nemati
Sara Nemati I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because they are making amazing strides in animal reform
Kelly Barrett
Kelly Barrett I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because...they are a voice for animals
Jen Hyde
Jen Hyde I nominate @HumaneSociety for a Shorty Award in #nonprofit because of 121 new animal protection laws enacted in 2009.
The Shorty Interview
with HSUS
What's your best tweet?
Our year end victories video - heartwarming to see the animal helped in 09' and inspiring to help more in 10' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tntqy4p7Mqk
What are six things you could never do without?
our pets, humor, our supporters, our direct care facilities, all of our staff - and I suppose twitter should be on this list?
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I'm the emerging media manager for the HSUS, so Twitter IS my professional life :)
What's your favorite Twitter app?
TweetDeck it's a lifesaver!
Twitter or Facebook?
both. def. both.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#Ihungupbecause or #pleaseexplainwhy
What feature should Twitter add?
automatically filling in the username for someone (so when you type HSUS you'll see we're on twitter @humanesociety ! :) )
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Carrie Underwood - she does so much for the animals, and would be great to follow
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
humane - othr thn tht lv 2 abrvi8
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Anyone who doesn't already!
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Only spammers - while we appreciate the offers, we don't need to find out which celebrity hairstyle we are...
Why should we vote for you?
We work on a daily basis to stop cruelty through rescue missions and strengthening laws to help protect animals. How can you not love us!?
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
humane - I wish that term would be an even bigger trend - both on and off twitter!
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
it's been great connecting with the shelters/rescues that take in animals from our emergency work and seeing their progress
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#ShelterShoutout - a great way to give a shoutout to local shelters and rescues
How do you make your tweets unique?
we microchip each tweet.
What inspires you to tweet?
animals - connecting with our supporters and sharing what each of us is doing to help animals and stop cruelty everyday!
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
nope! you can never tweet too much for the animals ;)
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Step 1: Follow @humanesociety Step 2: RT @humanesociety...
How long can you go without a tweet?
long enough to jump up and grab a soda!
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Alyssa Milano - her tweets are interesting and entertaining - and animal friendly!
Why'd you start tweeting?
We thought it would be a great way to open the communication lines with our supporters - we love to answer questions and get feedback!
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
it's made it possible to communicate with people with similar goals all over the country - in realtime!
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I wish more people would take action on issues through twitter, calling their legislators, or atleast tweeting them!
How will the world change in 2010?
2009 was a banner year for the animals, so I hope that 2010 we'll be able to do even more to help the animals and stop cruelty!
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Cutting off the end of a RT because it went beyond 140..
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Hopefully there will be less animal cruelty - we're making a lot of great steps in the right direction...