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The Shorty Interview
with Harry Hitchens
What's your best tweet?
Mine comes every evening, when I advertise a new post on my blog and eagerly await response
What are six things you could never do without?
Family, Friends, Education, Technology, Intellectual Resources and Newspapers.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I always tweet when I'm on shoots or in an interview for press. It refreshes my career by having people comment at every step
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Got to be twitcam, such a laugh
Twitter or Facebook?
Are you joking? What do you think? #Twitter
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#louhasthebiggestcarrot and made me laugh when I saw justin bieber trending #bieberhasthebiggestheart, I wonder which he would rather have
What feature should Twitter add?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I believe in the 140 Law, I try my upmost to be concise, but sometimes I'm too engrossed in argument, I don't like saying "2" instead of "to"
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
The Shorty Awards, Twitter and Barack Obama, then the president will be following me.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes! Someone followed me when they found out I was on the apprentice and said "you can come in my boardroom anytime" I was like WHAT
Why should we vote for you?
You're voting for my blog, my rants, my mini speeches designed to inspire you lot and to make your own opportunities in life, #blog4life
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
"hitch for short" - hitchens shortened to hitch for the shorty awards, pardon the pun
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I have met loads of up and coming music artists from Brighton where I live thanks to twitter, and my photography folio is growing!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#hitchens4munchbunch - it is because I LOVE munch bunch yogurts and all my followers were trying to convince Nestlè to give me free stuff
How do you make your tweets unique?
Some people use hashtags #boring, I just need my opinions!
What inspires you to tweet?
The people who respond.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
I remember when I was first on Young Apprentice, apparently I was retweeting too much positive response.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Follow who you love, never count the followers. Tweet positively but don't be afraid to ask for advice+Express yourself, no one can judge you
How long can you go without a tweet?
days if I'm with my mates, but I think about it night and day otherwise
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What's the best thing you've ever done, or what is the most interesting thing about you
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I can't imagine the concept changing, in fact, I hope it doesn't. Some things are to good to need updating.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@Nick_Hewer is fantastic... but then I admire him in general
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
got to be @rubbdingyrapids - bloody hilarious.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That is a stalking haven... well it is that... but it's more. There is a social spirit that other sites just #likehashtags...
Why should people follow you?
I love a good chat, debate and a laugh. By following me you get to see what I'm up to and respond to shut me up or laugh with me
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
My favourite tweeter has got to be @rubbdingyrapids
How do you decide what to tweet?
My tweets flow in a constant state of flux without interruption when I have something worth saying, it's my motto for my blog also.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Interest, then people started responding so I carried on, love it.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
It has connected me to people that have taken my career forward. The ultimate networking tool.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Stop getting so angry, chill out, have a lie down and come back to be nice, or at least stop hiding cowardly behind their internet alias
How will the world change in the next year?
I think that spirit will lift. Times are tough, which can only mean people will come closer together.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
I was always crap at french. sorry.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Dark... it's 9pm in january? h