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The Shorty Interview
with Random Acts
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
We use Twitter to connect with our supporters, build a community of caring people, and inspire acts of kindness.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter eats Facebook for breakfast, but we do both, since breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
We shorten everything…acronyms are our thing!
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
We can’t help but notice that @mishacollins follows no one. We humbly suggest that we would be a good starting point.
Why should we vote for you?
Conquering the world one Random Act of kindness at a time takes an army. Tweetup, anyone?
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Random Acts of kindness, Hope to Haiti, AMOKaneer, #AMOK, #H2H2
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
We can’t name just one! Every day our followers surprise us with stories of their acts of kindness and share their enthusiasm & creativity.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
We lovingly hand-craft our tweets out of macaroni (while wearing a fake mustache).
What inspires you to tweet?
The epic community of supporters we have. They want to work with us to change the world, and that’s more than enough inspiration.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Never. Our followers are delightfully indulgent of our flights of fancy.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don’t be afraid to experiment, and engage your followers. Remember they want to talk to you! Above all, have fun and be kind.
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What is #H2H2? Hope2Haiti 2012! This June, we are returning to Jacmel, Haiti, to continue work on an orphanage...and you can come with us!
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Is it a cop-out to say our own co-founder? @mishacollins uses his account to galvanize people as a force for creativity & change. We <3 it.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Our co-founder @mishacollins is always uniquely amusing.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's all about the numbers. Twitter is really about the deeper relationships you build & what you are able to achieve together.
Why should people follow you?
Following us is a way to join a network of enthusiastically random people who spread kindness across the globe. Resistance is futile.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
We follow departmental accounts for our intrepid staffers, and they are definitely unique.
How do you decide what to tweet?
We talk with our followers & keep people involved with schemes we’re hatching, whilst explaining our acronyms. Sometimes, it’s random!
Why'd you start tweeting?
Random Acts was born on Twitter, when dedicated people with a lot of good will joined forces. It has always been with us.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Twitter connected us with many of our supporters, and it is with them that we endeavor to conquer the world, one act of kindness at a time.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Spam, all caps, ignoring questions, and neglecting to use Twitter to rally forces for good.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
We believe everyone can be a catalyst for positive change. If people make the effort, kindness will grow exponentially & conquer the world.