Broken OfBritain was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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Latest nominations for Broken OfBritain

sarah ismail
sarah ismail I endorse @BrokenOfBritain in the Shorty category #government because... they do valuable work with politicians
Deb B
Deb B I endorse @BrokenOfBritain in the Shorty category #politics because they bring together a disenfranchised people
Broken OfBritain
Broken OfBritain RT @darkpoltweeter: RT @BrokenOfBritain #TBofB Shorty Award Nom http://t.co/KSSDkF... darkpolitricks.com
Denise Sparrowhawk
Denise Sparrowhawk I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
xxxJoolsxxx
xxxJoolsxxx I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #government because...they are the voice of the unheard :0)
Denise Sparrowhawk
Denise Sparrowhawk I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #government because they deserve it!
Sue Marsh
Sue Marsh I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #politics because... They are fighting THE most important fight today
Sinister
Sinister I nominate @brokenofbritain for a Shorty Award in #politics because they give gd aticles and fight for disabled rights
Helen Copeland
Helen Copeland I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #politics because of the voice they have given disabled people
Julie Goucher
Julie Goucher I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #government because...they are dedicated to protect others.
Kyron Hodgetts
Kyron Hodgetts I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #government because...they are working tirelessy to help and protect
Tony Dowling
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Danni Brennand
Danni Brennand I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #government because... they are working for the disabled.
 Caer
Caer I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #government because..They are fighting for the rights of the disabled
Sari B
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Broken OfBritain
Broken OfBritain RT @allymoonbeam: I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #politics because of the tireless work undertaken campaigning for di ...
Broken OfBritain
Broken OfBritain RT @shortyvotes: @BrokenOfBritain, you were nominated by @allymoonbeam for a Shorty Award in #politics http://bit.ly/gMCY...
alison webster-rudge
alison webster-rudge I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #politics because of the tireless work undertaken campaigning for dis
Chris D
Chris D I nominate @BrokenOfBritain for a Shorty Award in #government because they are standing up for the rights of the disabl
David W Edwards
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alison webster-rudge
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Broken OfBritain
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Ivan Graham Wells
Ivan Graham Wells I nominate @BrokenofBritain for a Shorty Award in #government because...they are helping to make a vital statement
The Shorty Interview
with Broken OfBritain
What's your best tweet?
We need 2 let world know how our lives have been changed by #disability, #mentalhealth & #chronicillness concerns. Share yr 1Tweet Story x
What are six things you could never do without?
True friends, Support, Love, my Creative abilities, iPhone3G (imp resource b/c of disabilities esp when bedridden) & Money (unfort).
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Twitter has been integral in helping me to connect with other Creatives. Have developed a great network that keeps growing.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Paper.li
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter > Facebook. Twitter isn't desperately trying to be all things to all people and what it does, it does well.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
any trend where die-hard fans get the object of their affection's name wrong and the mistake(s) carry on 8p
What feature should Twitter add?
A way to mark tweeted links for reading later... to keep them separate from actual favourites and organised into categories
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Stephen Hawking
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
“justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ~BFranklin
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
All UK politicians supporting Cuts including leaders and deputies of the main parties. Celebs: @eddieizzard & @stephenfry
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes, trolls.
Why should we vote for you?
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ~BFranklin
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#TBofB - The Broken of Britain & #ombh - One Month Before Heartbreak
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
@BendyGirl - she has literally given many #Disabled #mhuk people a reason to live.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#TBofB - The Broken of Britain & #ombh - One Month Before Heartbreak
How do you make your tweets unique?
having proprietary content helps as well as sourcing info from lesser-known resources.
What inspires you to tweet?
Media scaremongering & character assassination against Disabled people & the fear rampant in Disabled community about basic survival.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
yes... - Twitter isn't for conversations or for being happy about Shorty noms, allegedly. *sigh*
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Quality > Quantity. Don't worry about large numbers of followers; work towards building a supportive, actively engaged community.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Being disabled and coping with chronic pain does impact Twitter activity - about 4-6 hrs depending on when & how much I sleep.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What are you most proud of?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
As technology advances, so too will Twitter. Change is one of the absolute certainties of life offline and on.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@BendyGirl - living proof of what one person can do to raise awareness of imp issues & start a movement.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
A tie: Lord_Voldemort7 and @moronwatch
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's useless and people only tweet things like "I am having breakfast now" & "Going to the bathroom"
Why should people follow you?
We're a voice for disabled ppl in face of neg welfare reform & negative coverage as ‘scroungers’ in what seems to be a campaign against us.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@BendyGirl, @CarerWatch, @Puffles2010, @UKuncut, @VoiceinRecovery, @PixelProject, @Lord_Voldemort7, AJELive, @SecondBot
How do you decide what to tweet?
Go with the flow for the most part, tweets dictated by events in UK and internationally. Not just our own issues. #solidarity
Why'd you start tweeting?
to network and raise awareness about issues imp to us and things that interest us generally
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
yes, much-needed great changes personally and professionally thanks to Twitter
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Respond, converse and actively engage.... and not just to a select few. No point in being on Twitter if its about feeding your ego.
How will the world change in the next year?
Some things will get better, some worse - same as always.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Spamming, retweeting without crediting and passing yourself off as a Twitter/Social Media *Expert/Guru/Rockstar/Ninja*
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Same stuff, different day politically; history keeps on repeating itself, sadly. Anticipate significant advances in Technology & Medicine.