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The Shorty Interview
with Kay Adams
What's your best tweet?
This is without doubt the hardest question of the bunch..NO idea.
What are six things you could never do without?
my iphone, KWTR, sports, interactions with strangers, family, junk food, social media. #KayBOOM
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Everyday. I network, but beyond that, I think the biggest part of my job is my relationship w/ fans. I read, respond, & I honestly LOVE it.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
HOOTSUITE to stay organized and INSTAGRAM for all my Twitpics...can't tweet without em!
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. More info. Quick. Ever-changing. Forces you to limit yourself & be more creative than facebook.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Robot Pickup Lines are always a crowd-pleaser...
What feature should Twitter add?
I struggle with this...but I think mentions should be deletable. I'm all for free-tweets, but this is twitter, "not 'Nam. There are rules."
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What about REAL characters in movies: Rod Tidwell, Yoda, Mr. Feeny, Walter Sobczek, Scuttle, Golberg of the Mighty Ducks..wouldn't that rock?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I'll shorten anything to make it work, making me a PERFECT contender for this SHORTY award. I'm 5'2, and I shorten for brevity.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
COLIN COWHERD: re-tweeted ONCE, but won't follow.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Absolutely. It's my BTR (basic twitter right). Why do I unfollow thee? Let me count the ways: #crass #ignorant #boring #repeatoffenders #bye
Why should we vote for you?
I'm relatable & clever enough for my fans to nominate me, so those of u who don't get to listen to me on Sirius XM can follow my twitterlife.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Lame answer: all of my connections w/ fans are interesting, whether they're tweets from Piedmont, SD or from Kurt Warner. #everybodywins
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#KayBOOM --Synonyms: Snap, Booyah, KaPow, ZAP!, & other Batman comic references used for obnoxious emphasis. KayBOOM, baby!
How do you make your tweets unique?
I'm me. I tweet like I talk, how I sound. I think u can hear my voice in my tweets & not 1 of the 5 kabillion twitter users can mirror that.
What inspires you to tweet?
I crave interaction. Love to hear people's responses & to make people laugh...I'm starting to think in tweets!
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Guilty. The thumb arthritis kinda sorta speaks for itself too, I think. :)
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Explore. Investigate. Creep on people. Do NOT abuse the hashtag. Step away if you do NOT understand the HASHTAG, people.
How long can you go without a tweet?
...reading or writing? No more than 24 hours on shooting a tweet...and I read them ALL day and would twitch at 2 hours I'm sure.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What has twitter done for YOU?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I'll be able to order food, get discounts and deals tweeted to me as I drive by a business, ultra-stalk my crush, and VOTE for president.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Not a big fan, but..GOTSTA make a case 4 Biebs!.. 20,000 MORE tweets than ANY other celebrity...unreal. Totally dialed in to fans. Dedicated.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Skip Bayless because he is completely out of his mind and doesn't care who knows it.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's all factual info. Check your sources before you put all your money on black or decide to tell a natl' audience what the haps is.
Why should people follow you?
2 reasons. 1) I'm relatable 2) I'm a Kay-of-all-trades #sports #entertainment #(blank)problems #love #life #petpeeves #hodgepodge
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
One-of-a-kind? Everyone who follows me is absolutely that.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I just know. Sometimes I run it through a mental filter that beeps if I'm going to offend someone/look afool, but usually, it just happens.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Because I was sick & tired of my cohorts reading breaking news on twitter, sometimes an hour before it hit the news. I wanted info. NOW.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
I'm absolutely more ingrained in the pulse of media, opinion, news, & entertainment than ever possible before. Knowledge can be power.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Follow ME! :) Also, use spell check.
How will the world change in the next year?
Good bets for 2012? Bieber's voice drops an octave, apple comes out w/ iphone 5,6, & 7, Bautista hits 40 homers, Zambrano has a conniption.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
SPELLING blunders, twitter tweets of passion (never good), jumping the tweet, hashtag misuse...all disastrous. Trust me.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I have an iphone w/a Siri robot AND a Keurig, so I'm all set for the next 10. One thing's certain:Alex Trebek will still be hosting Jeopardy.