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The Shorty Interview
with Joshua Davis
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I ONLY use twitter for my professional life... I tend to not use twitter for my personal HOME life. No one cares when I'm feeding my cat.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
twitter... if I had to pick only one. I love twitters simple singleness of purpose. facebook tries to be too much for too many people.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Stefan Sagmeister... we've become friends over the years, and he always has a great outlook on life and design.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@god - I beat @satan in followers on halloween... so I should be in a good light with @god ? come on heavenly karma !
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I don't follow anyone. I'm using my account like a personal diary.
Why should we vote for you?
I'm fortunate to make work for clients... I'd make anyway, even if people didn't ask me to make it. I love being a part of this Industry.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
tweeted my love of a certain Swedish Hardcore group... and got a reply from a member of the band... hooray for Swedish Hardcore.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I'm just myself... using twitter as my voice... as I experience things in life and career.
What inspires you to tweet?
when something happens in my career or something in our industry that I'd like to remember or share.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
not yet... I don't usually tweet mundane events... I try to keep my tweets as they relate to being a designer.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
find your voice... because if you're using someone else's voice, you'll run out of conversation pretty quick.
How long can you go without a tweet?
if I have nothing to say... days. quality not quantity. I've tried my best to not use twitter for mundane statements.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
I enjoyed Trent Reznor when he was on twitter and David Lynch's weather reports
Why'd you start tweeting?
Mario Klingemann in Munich, Germany gave me my first twitter crash course... so I thought I'd give it a try.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
twitter has helped me connect with other like-minded global designers... to share and collaborate... to make our industry better.
How will the world change in the next year?
if you have 1 foot in the past... and 1 foot in the future... you're pissing on today. I can tell you that today is looking pretty amazing
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
in 10 years there still will be no "auto kick ass" button.