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The Shorty Interview
with Silas Kain d'Flossy
What's your best tweet?
What are six things you could never do without?
Hope. Health. Peace of mind. True friends. My eyesight. LOVE.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To keep clients informed about changes in industry. To keep in contact with key associates in real time as needed. Monitor trends.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Haven't decided. I'm kind of a Twitter purist. Apps are OK, but simplicity makes life manageable.
Twitter or Facebook?
TWITTER for sure! Facebook VERY reluctantly.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#Palin2012 - it's just too insane for words.
What feature should Twitter add?
Polls - especially if they are managed and FAIR something not found on may web sites.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
John Edwards - the man fascinates me.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
campaign finance reform, lobbyist, soap opera, education, YOU, THANK YOU, respect, hypocrite, humanity, intellectually deficient
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Don't remember exactly who but a couple of ultra right wing conservatives and several people who are driven by envy and lack of integrity.
Why should we vote for you?
To show that passion still matters? Because I believe in the power of people coming together? Because no corporation trumps the spirit.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Actually the most interesting connection is realizing we are ALL connected without realizing it. I encourage connecting the dots.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#WaikikiLeaks while POTUS was vacationing in Hawaii. #SWANS4Nixon #AMC #OLTL #SoapsMatter #AmericaFirst
How do you make your tweets unique?
I don't. I just try to be me. It is what it is. It's about transparency not hyperbole.
What inspires you to tweet?
Soaps, politics, positive stories, helping friends, distributing laughter, discussing other cultures, ARTS & EDUCATION
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Yeah, I did once. It was a fair slam. The other slams? The people doing those substitute viciousness for vodka. I hate dry drunks.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be honest with others by starting out being honest with yourself. Be respectful & relevant. And don't waste my time with drama.
How long can you go without a tweet?
It depends on my schedule but no more than 24 hours.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What can the Twitter community do to affect positive change in the world?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I hope it evolves into an outlet where there is HONEST discourse and community efforts to educate, inspire & solve problems.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Mayor @CoryBooker because he is an elected official in the mold of our Founding Fathers. He is the ultimate public servant.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@abitterfiglet - This chick is a real life version of the chick who wrote Sex & the City.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
Nothing can be transmitted in 140 characters or less -- yeah right.
Why should people follow you?
I'm witty, so they say. I'm worried about our politics & our failure to grasp what's going on in Washington. I want YOU to be informed!
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
I let my spirit move me - sometimes I fail because my blood boils and I fail to restrain myself. It's a struggle & lesson in self discipline
Why'd you start tweeting?
It's a great mechanism to communicate what's important as opposed to the mundane.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes I'm blessed to have gained a great number of compassionate friends who "get it". Also learning the value of "restraint" - difficult to do
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Promote the arts and become more compassionate. Twitter has become a very mean place reflecting the toxicity of FaceBook.
How will the world change in the next year?
That depends on the outcome of the Presidential elections. Americans are faced with a difficult choice. We need to pay attention.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Wrongful death reports. Interruption of conversations. Misrepresentation of fact. ABullies accusing others of being bullies.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
That depends entirely on what the world accomplishes in 2012. This is a very variable question. Ask me in December after Americans vote.