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Tom was nominated for a Shorty Award!

Hippie, Star Wars geek, Harry Potter nerd, Political Progressive, Ravenclaw to the bone.


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The Shorty Interview
with Tom
What's your best tweet?
I can't say, you'll have to ask around.
What are six things you could never do without?
I don't think there's anything I could not do without. I love my family and hate to think of them not being around but that will happen.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I'm an aspiring fiction writer so I don't really have a professional life. Though I do often procrastinate by going on twitter.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
I've never really used any twitter apps.
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
I can't remember but I have seen some hilarious ones.
What feature should Twitter add?
I can't think of anything, once the retweet feature was added I've been pretty happy.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
That would have to be the actors from Harry Potter (the trio) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I don't often shorted my tweets. I tend to alter my vocabulary to fit the space allowed in my tweets.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
As lame as it sounds it'd be cool if some one like @NathanFillion or @Alyssa_Milano did, really cool if a politician started to follow me
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I can't give any exaples but I've unfollowed some people for their political leanings.
Why should we vote for you?
I try to be kind and informative & I never cuss. When I offend people by finding humor in what they consider sacred it's never intentional.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Harry Potter, Star Wars, EndDrugProhibition, SayNototheGOP... all sorts of things that will never trend. Well Harry Potter did once.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I couldn't choose one I've made friends with people from all sorts of different communities like Star Wars, Harry Potter and Hippies &more
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I have a differant perspective than most people I'm an atheist who lives like a Buddhist an ex addict against drug prohibition(contradiction)
What inspires you to tweet?
All sorts of things from news from fandoms to the politics of the day. I have gotten more political as the GOP has gotten very aggressive.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
I never get called out on it but I do tweet alot.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
It's the same as real life: say what you mean but respect peoples right to disagree with you. Keep things civilized & you'll meet good people
How long can you go without a tweet?
I can go a while without tweeting anything but I'm usually reading other peoples all day.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
You've done pretty good you've forced me to think about things I don't often ponder.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
There are a lot of great people out their I like @Shoq @deadheadland @NASA just to name a few, my fav celeb tweets are from @Alyssa_Milano
Why'd you start tweeting?
The day Harry Potter & the HBP came out there was an effort to get #Dumbledore trending and I thought I'd participate.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes, I get to talk to a lot more people as I don't know may people where I live now. I work from home so it limits my interactions w/people
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
People are actually pretty good at Tweeting about everything from weather to politics and spreading the word on things like Iran and Haiti.
How will the world change in 2010?
Some people will die & others will be born. This is the nature of our existence and constantly changes the shape of our world.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Sending someone a direct message from one of those quiz sites that automatically select some of your followers.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I'd say we're on the brink of great advancement with the definite possibility of jumping backwards. So it's hard to tell.