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The Shorty Interview
with Jenny ★
What's your best tweet?
At time of writing I am heading for my 80,000th tweet! When I tweeted the first article I wrote for Urban Times was a proud moment
What are six things you could never do without?
My family, friends, telescopes, iPad, laptop, harp,
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I am just trying to get started in science communication. Nobody pays me, yet, but I am hopeful
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
What feature should Twitter add?
3D, sensurround & smellovision tweets!
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
There are people who don't Tweet??
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
No, though I rarely use text speak unless absolutely necessary
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@BadAstronomer. He & @ProfBrianCox both inspired me to tweet about science. @ProfBrianCox follows me but so far not Phil : (
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes. I don't suffer rudeness or woo merchants gladly
Why should we vote for you?
Because I'm a prolific tweeter who isn't paid to tweet, I do it because I want to share fascinating stuff with whoever wants to listen
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Science, Space, Physics, Astronomy, Moon base, Mars base, Interstellar Mission
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#wjbwd stood for What Jason Bourne Would Do in any given situation : )
How do you make your tweets unique?
I tweet what sparks my interest. I don't tweet for anyone else
What inspires you to tweet?
Science & the world around me & wanting to share it with as many people as possible
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
YES! But I don't expect ANYONE to read them all. It's a stream to be dipped into now & then & hopefully you'll find something SHINY
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Tweet about your passions
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@carolynporco because she she tweets about her work with Cassini but still stays her own person with her own opinions
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@GarethAveyard His tweets never fail to make me laugh!
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is all about people tweeting what they had for dinner
Why should people follow you?
Because I am passionate about science and try to keep people up to date with all the latest science news, data & research
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
NASA (all of their accounts) NOBODY does it better!
How do you decide what to tweet?
I scour the web for the latest science stories. If it interests me then I reckon it will interest my friends & followers
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes! Many friends have been made & many doors opened for me. I now write & broadcast about science, be nice to be paid for that one day!
How will the world change in the next year?
We will really & properly find Earth's twin. A planet of Earth mass orbiting in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Bugs me when folk retweet someone elses #FF list
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
We will have found evidence of life elsewhere, have a manned base on the Moon & be working on colonising Mars