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The Shorty Interview
with Gaspare Marturano
What's your best tweet?
"Oh no, who will support their 12 users- Myspace lays off 47% of the work force" It was a little mean, but I thought it was funny.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I help companies use social media is ways to increase, sales, marketing, branding, but most import relationships. I try to set a good example
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweet Deck. I help manage many accounts. I could not do my job without it.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
gaspare.me, donorschoose, peace, truefriends, endhunger, findpeace, billygoatchicago, SRHStheatre, truelove
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
@PeterGuber Great, smart funny guy. Just purchased his book. I had never heard of him and then I crossed his path 3 times in one week.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#HashtagIcreatedthatIwisheveryoneused
What inspires you to tweet?
I want people to hear my voice (even if it's just the written word).
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Yes...My wife says I tweet way too much.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Love @chrisbrogans quote "Twitter is a conversation not a broadcast". Like a Chamber of Commerce mixer, interact & build relationships.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Wow...I try to tweet 2 times a day, and I retweet about 2 -3 times a day. I try to interact with as many followers as I can daily.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@chrisbrogan - His common sense approach to using twitter (and other forms of Social Media) is spot on. Love hi book Social Media 101.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That you'll get instant ROI. It takes time for people to get to know you. Nothing happens overnight. Be genuine.
How do you decide what to tweet?
Hmm. I tweet what I feel is a) useful business/personal tips b)important news c) funny quotes d) videos and pics that move me.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I like that facy that conversations were more direct. I love other Socail media forms, but Twitter has the least distractions.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Read there followers tweets. Too many are concerned of the number of followers & broadcasting. Stop and listen (read) people :-)
How will the world change in the next year?
More people will have "Friends/Followers/Contacts" in more places around the globe. If I want to have a beer in Norway, it's a tweet away.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors is led by Bill Murray. :-)

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