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What's your best tweet?
"I challenge you to sit with someone new at lunch today. Talk to the kid who no one sits with. Make a change today, make someone's day."
What are six things you could never do without?
My family, my message, my fans, music, my rabbit, and my guitar. without my message, i dont know where I'd be today.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
A lot of people have asked me to come speak at their schools through stuff theyve seen me tweet on twitter. and I tweet about change
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Ecofon!! Actually, i like all of the twitter apps. But ecofon and twitter are the most reliable :)
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
oh man ive seen so many funny things trending... I am going to say there have been too many to pick just one! Tigerblood was pretty funny!
What feature should Twitter add?
I think it would be cool if twitter added some sort of voice option! it would be so cool to talk to people in japan! haha!
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Ghandhi... "be the change you wish to see in the world." im only 11, but I love this. so much. we need more of it :/
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I think its confusing when people shorten whatever to we. it gets really confusing!!
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I would really like Lady Gaga to follow me. Shes my inspriation. she is against bullying too, and sings about being okay with yourself!!
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
The only time I have unfollowed someone, was when there was a pedophile posing as a 13 yr old trying to get me to DM him..awkward :(
Why should we vote for you?
I am a very active motivational speaker at schools. i come from a family with really nothing... and i do ALL of my presenting on my own dime
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
my anti bullying campaign "Challenge for change" Stop bullying, make a change, everygirlisbeautiful, beautyisontheinside. less negative!!
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I've met a LOT of awsome people because of twitter.. i'd have to say the"fans" ive met. im talking to people on the other side of the world!!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#challengeforchange its my campaign name. it speaks for itself! I challenge YOU, EVERYONE, to try and make a change. double dog dare. ;)
How do you make your tweets unique?
I challenge my followers EVERYDAY to make a change. i try to tell 5 people they are beautiful and to have a good day, and it makes their day!
What inspires you to tweet?
the kids who think they have NOBODY that cares and tweet sad things. I care a lot, and care so much that im trying to make a change for them
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
haha yeah! but that means I am using twitter to my advantage! 3,608 people care about what I have to say! why not make a change with that!
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't let mean tweeters discriminate you from twitter! also, tweet about YOU and be real! be yourself and have fun!
How long can you go without a tweet?
uh... 2 minutes! wait..I just tweeted... make that 1 minute. Haha in all seriousness, I tweet A LOT! I care about responding to people :)
What question are we not asking here that we should?
"what do you do that makes you an activist?" I'm 11 and I breakdance/ speak in schools all over about believing in urself and anti bullying
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
i imagine more and more people getting twitter, and leaving facebook! Ive seen it happening, its kind of cool to watch!
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
I admire the celebrities that use their popularity to do good things and spread POSITIVE messages and are sincere
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Ellen! her tweets sometimes really get me going! especially the videos she tweets about dogs and cats. Funny woman! awesome lady
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
a lot of people think twitter is a place where you document every single thing in your life and that you stalk people... haha WHAT? crazy!
Why should people follow you?
they should follow me if they want to help be involved with making a change. I tweet ways THEY can get involved too! its all abt the message!
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
Everyone that I follow is special to me in some way... and I try to follow them all back! everyone is one of a kind!
How do you decide what to tweet?
I tweet what I am feeling, if I get a tweet from someone whos feeling down, I do whatever I can to cheer them up. I hate seeing anyone sad..
Why'd you start tweeting?
I started tweeting because I was getting bullied in school, and was determined to use music and youtube to make a difference
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
YES! I have been able to spread my message to so many people. I have helped so many ppl, and have been invited to so many schools!
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Tweet positive stuff! we have this AWESOME connection with each other, and i see so much negative! id like to see more compliments
How will the world change in the next year?
I will do whatever I can to MAKE it change! I will keep speaking at schools onbullying, and hopefully we will have less lives lost
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
I think twitter lets some really horrible things trend. things about ugly people, fat people, horrible things that could hurt someone!
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
hopefully? Less hate, more love, and less suicide. I hope we can all learn to love each other and care more about each other.