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The Shorty Interview
with Alexandra Williams
What's your best tweet?
What are six things you could never do without?
Kids, contact lenses, twin sister, laughter, ability to do push-ups, active brain
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To encourage people to find ways to make fitness fun so they'll be fitalicious!
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitpic. Wait, does TweetDeck count as an app? Tie.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. I like the challenge of being witty in 140 characters. Hope I pass the audition!
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
My 17 year old so I could nag him in 140 characters or less. He'd LOVE that more than homework.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
You're, your. Whose, who's. Damn, you're fine. You can do it. My sister made me do it.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Yes. If Andy Borowitz followed me, I'd RT him forever. HEY ANDY, I ALREADY DO THAT.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes. He shall remain unnamed. He dweeted me inappropriate pictures of his, er, physique.
Why should we vote for you?
Have you met my twin sister? She can take you!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#TeamSmoochBack, identical red-headed twins
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?
Who says I do? I have an identical twin. She's been copying me for years. Or I her. She may be imaginary. Mom likes her best.
What inspires you to tweet?
I want to make fitness accessible to everyone. And I'm addicted to people.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
I got put in Twitter jail once for doing hundreds of individual, hand-crafted #FF tweets. #JerkJail
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Pick an avatar or tweet you like and ask that person for help.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Let's see, hex divided by pi and a few ordinal numbers.....half a day. But that's like 14 years in squirrel time.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
How you'd get so cute?
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@MrWordsworth. That guy can crank it out. Thousands of clever tweets.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Andy Borowitz. He makes food products go the wrong way via my nose.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's just people talking about their lunch. I'm hungry.
Why should people follow you?
I'm adorable and can fix spelling errors. And my maturity level matches my avatar!
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@KymberlyFunFit, @ModernSauce, @BobBorson, @InfillNC, @TheBeardedIris, @BorowitzReport
How do you decide what to tweet?
Based on what I find interesting & which friends I see online. And I love 2 put out research on fitness & translate it so it's understandable
Why'd you start tweeting?
To get the word out about our blog Go check it out. Subscribe. Do your push-ups.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. I'm sitting on my tush way more and met lots of truly interesting twerps whom I never would have found otherwise.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Vote for me for the Shorty Award (I thought of saying something full of light & magic, but really I want to win).
How will the world change in the next year?
We'll all get one year older, but our bodies won't know it, thanks to exercise and a good diet!
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Not thanking people. Assuming there aren't people behind brand accounts.