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The Shorty Interview
with Sarah Nadav
What's your best tweet?
My 6 yr old has new app- feed and care for a horse- is seriously concerned that if we don't pay to *feed* it (w/money) it will die #bastards
What are six things you could never do without?
I could never do without my kids, reading, wifi, music, great food, and a kick ass challenge.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I use twitter to make new connections, speak with mentors, look for stories to write about and meet up with people.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
chocolate or vanilla?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
I love fake accounts- especially the one from the @bronxzoocobra
What feature should Twitter add?
Twitter needs to improve its search engine.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
There are people not on twitter?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
flavor, no problem, and thank you
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Great content, a good friend or a worthy opponent
Why should we vote for you?
Vote for me because share a unique, informed and challenging point of view (in 140 characters or less)
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I connected to a Kurdish journalist who wanted to contact an Israeli during the flotilla debacle with Turkey.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#mykidbarffedonthat barffed
How do you make your tweets unique?
I am sincere- I share who I am as well as what I think
What inspires you to tweet?
I get inspired by things that either everyone is talking about or no one is talking about.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be relevant, be interesting, try not to tweet before you think and always acknowledge people who tweet you.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I do a 24 hr tweetfast once a week.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Is it better to share too much or too little?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I imagine twitter will get more streamlined and find a way to cut down on the "white noise"
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
I admire @jeffpulver because he inspires, connects and is very sincere.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is full of people sharing useless information- like what they had for breakfast.
Why should people follow you?
Because I both create and curate interesting content.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
I follow the guy who watched Osama get bombed, a homeless woman in Chicago and a rocket scientist.
How do you decide what to tweet?
By whatever moves me in that moment.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I started tweeting because I admired someone who joined twitter and I wanted to know what it was about.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Twitter has expanded my world, connected me with amazing people and fed my insatiable need for new shiny ideas.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Edit their thoughts, give more quality and less quanity
How will the world change in the next year?
Our need for electricity will outstrip energy supplies- how can people continue to "plug in" exponentially?
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Getting into a pissing match is the worst, dm'ing too much is annoying, as is revealing anything private about someone else
What will the world be like 10 years from now?