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Josh Weinberger was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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The Shorty Interview
with Josh Weinberger
What's your best tweet?
The one I'll write next.
What are six things you could never do without?
(1) Diet Coke. (2) New York City. (3) "The Third Man." (4) Don McLean's "American Pie." (5) A sense of justice. (6) Words.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Twitter **is** my professional life.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
@BackupMyTweets. http://sn.im/backupmytweets
Twitter or Facebook?
What's "Facebook"?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#FakeFoursquare's pretty good. On a similar bent, I personally get a kick out of many of the @Fake accounts (eg,@FakeAPStylebook & @FakeMTA).
What feature should Twitter add?
I'm begging them to (finally!) restore #Track.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
At the moment? James Cameron.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I draw the line wherever clarity gets compromised. "abbreviate" is a tough one, for example.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Nope. If they haven't found me yet, I haven't earned it.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I just unfollowed @BBC today, in fact. 17,000 followers, and the damn thing's never twittered a tweet. WTF?
Why should we vote for you?
Because I add value. (If I don't, you shouldn't.)
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
They're all interesting. That's why they're connections.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I make them obviously from me.
What inspires you to tweet?
A bottomless hunger for sharing and receiving knowledge.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Yup. Every damn day.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Better yet, 129 characters of advice: That's my "Magic Tweet" #, which lets you add "RT @kitson " in front w/o having to edit me.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Already feeling jangly. >withdrawal<
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@CharityWater's @ScottHarrison.
Why'd you start tweeting?
It was a slow news day.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yup. I have less time now -- and more information.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
How will the world change in 2010?
The way it always does: by surprising us.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Retweet. And Retweet. And Retweet. Also? Retweet.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Unlike anything we can imagine.