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The Shorty Interview
with Brent McGrady
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To network with other folks in the meteorology/weather/climate business.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitpic and Yfrog to share photos!
Twitter or Facebook?
Both Twitter and Facebook.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
I've seen a lot of funny ones, can't remember one particular trend.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Jim Cantore @JimCantore
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Only those who unfollow me.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Reed Timmer of Storm Chasers on The Discovery Channel and Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I use hashtags that are localized and make my content viewer friendly and interesting. It also links to my popular Facebook page.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
How long can you go without a tweet?
Longer than most probably, but lately not long at all expanding my network with the Shorty Awards!
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
It will evolve just like many other social networks do.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is hard to use.
Why should people follow you?
I give excellent updates on the weather and keep people informed. My forecasts are accurate and reliable! I also respond to EVERYONE!
How do you decide what to tweet?
A lot of it is linked up with my Facebook page, but anything interesting or important on the weather, I tweet!
Why'd you start tweeting?
To network with others in the business and to incorporate with my column.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes, I've met and spoken to a lot of people through Twitter that I otherwise wouldn't have.
How will the world change in the next year?
The world changes everyday, hopefully for the better in the next year...or will it end in 2012? ;)