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The Shorty Interview
with Iliza Shlesinger
What's your best tweet?
That's like asking me to pick a favorite child. I can't. You do it.
What are six things you could never do without?
Opinions, Blanche my dog (my angel) Flavored coffee, getting to be funny for a living, reality tv and t shirts
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I tweet about shows, upcoming events, TV appearances- it connects me to new fans and fans to me- it's great exposure
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
oooo I can't chose. I say Facebook only because more people have facebook, but in terms of instant gratification? TWITTER
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
I really like my trend of #PUBnation where people send me pics of their pet's underbellies
What feature should Twitter add?
Should make all links only a one character link that way it takes up less space
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Anything that might be misconstrued as me misspelling it- if it's polysyllabic I'll probably spell it out and skimp on "two" and "you"
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Anyone not following me.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I've unfollowed some funny people because they are unfunny on twitter.Some people just can't be funny in 140 characters
Why should we vote for you?
I rock Twitter on an hourly basis. I use it as a platform, connect with people, connect with other's ideas and I take it very seriously
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
The guy who tweets for AmericanHorrorStory told me he was a fan- it was great to connect with him because I love that show. I felt cool
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#PUB it's where people tweet me pictures of their pet's flabby underbellies
How do you make your tweets unique?
My humor, plain and simple
What inspires you to tweet?
Funny thoughts, bad tv, good tv, animals doing funny things, annoying people who work at airlines, complaining- a lot of that
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Yeah, BY Twitter. I tweeted 250 tweets in a night and it pretty much blocked me and told me to come back the next day. I took a cold shower
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't ask people to follow you just because you follow them. It's not symbiotic. You have to earn a follow
How long can you go without a tweet?
a few hours &that's only if my phone isn't available. If the phone is on and I'm free, I'm tweeting. I love it- I wanna put it in my coffee
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Maybe ask what users don't like about twitter (aside from the 140 character limit) I don't think handles should count against character #s
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I think the name in the twitter handle shouldn't count against your character #s- it's not fair
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
CocosWorld that woman is just so herself and puts it out there- I like looking at her butt pics, they are fun
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
I like @textsfrmbennett because the guy reminds me of my brother
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
that it's a place where celebrities just tweet pics of their food
Why should people follow you?
My tweets are funny and I always have funny comebacks when I write to you. I have fun with it and it's clear I genuinely enjoy being on it
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
If it's something I would say into a microphone, then I tweet it. I stick by what I tweet and I don't apologize and I don't tweet garbage
Why'd you start tweeting?
To promote my comedy but then it became about connecting with my audience. It's so great to have people to talk to at 5am at LAX
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. As a traveling comedian it keeps me connected with fans and gives me an outlet for my humor 24/7
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
How will the world change in the next year?
Depends which candidate is better at twitter ;)
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
annoying celebrities that tweet messages about "peace" as if any terrorist is gonna read it and be like "Kim's right. I quit"
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Hopefully cleaner. Realistically? Dirtier with a lot more reality shows