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The Shorty Interview
with Justin Germino
What's your best tweet?
Sharing my Kindle Fire Giveaway contest which had over 1500 retweets
What are six things you could never do without?
Seeing my wife everyday, playing with my kids, Drinking Coffee, Eating, Talking, helping others with technology
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To help interact with my audience, connect with poetry fans and technology fans
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter is better for immediate fast updates, Facebook more streamlined conversations with multiple participants.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Quite a few of them, fake celebrity deaths are fun to see trending.
What feature should Twitter add?
Private DM filter, let you only get DM's from approved individuals instead of anyone who you are following, would make DM more useful
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
nothing comes to mind NCTM
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Everyone who doesn't follow me
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
People who tweet blatant profanity, racist or incredibly sexist comments with no intention for comedy.
Why should we vote for you?
Because few social media entities can do technology, gaming, blogging, wordpress tips, poetry, movie reviews, make money online at same time
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Connected with an actor who played in NBC Heroes who actually talked to me on Twitter, was cool.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
entertain, inform or educate with my tweets, I try to help solve problems.
What inspires you to tweet?
Sharing information and my love of tech and poetry.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
No, but occasionally my Tweet Old Post will send out irrelevant info at times.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't regurgitate, be original and stand out by sharing opinions but in a respectful manner. Tweeting isn't reality TV so no need to be rude
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
How can technology, blogging and poetry mix?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
More capability around conversations with multiple people, easier way to auto group users based on topics of conversation or profile tags
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@JohnAguiar for building a massive network and marketing it effectively.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Don't really follow funny people ironically, I miss their Tweets if I do
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That you can just send out blog url's without engaging anyone and expect any results.
Why should people follow you?
Because I engage people, I ask for feedback, share feedback and I ask for participation in my random twitter poetry games.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
Whatever captures my interest that I thought was worth reading and sharing
Why'd you start tweeting?
To help raise awareness for my technology blog and poetry blog.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Made connection with thousands of people I never would have known about before.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Help answer questions, join conversations
How will the world change in the next year?
Nothing will really change much
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Tweeting bathroom habits, every little minor useless event
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
People will be even more glued to mobile devices which will have completely taken over most people's day to day operations.