What are six things you could never do without?
1) game consoles w/ controllers (esp. our Xbox 360s); 2)games; 3)laptop; 4)internet connection; 5)plasma/lcd; 6)coffee and/or energy drinks
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Our Twitter is all about our lives as professional gamers and as women working in the male-dominated video game industry.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Many of us now use Twitter's iPhone app.
Twitter or Facebook?
Both! Twitter & facebook are different enough to serve different purposes. They allow for different modes of communication & interaction.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
The whole #pantsontheground trend was pretty hilarious. At first, some of us didn't know what it was from so we were scratching our heads.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
There are some people we really wish could tweet from beyond the grave: Mother Teresa, Ghandi, Michael Jackson...
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
We generally refuse to shorten important but already-short words, like "for" into 4, "are" into "R", or "your/you're" into "ur".
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Some great twitterers we adore but who probably don't follow us: @wilw, @feliciaday, @nathanfillion, @neilhimself, @amandapalmer
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
We unfollow people for tweeting about hate and intolerance. Life is too short for that kind of negative energy.
Why should we vote for you?
We try to raise the visibility of gamers, developers, & tech geeks, all while having fun. We're especially supportive of the gamin' ladies!;)
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
We haven't created many hashtags, but it'd be cool to see some gamer comments used as hashtags, such as #gg for good game used sarcastically
How do you make your tweets unique?
The fact that there are 7 of us all potentially tweeting from one account makes for an interesting multiple personality tweet flow.
What inspires you to tweet?
We're inspired to tweet when we see things that we want other people to know about, such as funny links, contests, gaming tips, etc.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Sometimes, especially since we have a whole team supplying tweets sometimes. We try to limit ourselves to no more than 1 tweet per hour.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
1) find new people to follow by looking at the @ replies of those you respect; 2) remember that tweets are public! Twitter isn't for secrets
How long can you go without a tweet?
As a team we sometimes travel to super busy events that leave us utterly exhausted & Tweeted-out. We might take a couple days to recover.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Lately, @Alyssa_Milano has been fantastic about using her Twitter account to rally support for relief efforts in Haiti.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Twitter was the easiest and fastest way to update people on fun happenings and news from game industry events and conventions.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Twitter is a fantastic way to show your support, and @s are a particularly great way to tell someone you love them. Do more!
How will the world change in the next year?
The tablet craze may change how much time people spend on their laptops, which may impact how tech integrates into our lives. We'll see!
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Spamming one's followers every 5 minutes isn't cool. No one has entertaining or enlightening things to say every 5 minutes.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
It's hard to imagine what the world will be like in 10 years when we realize that 10 years ago today we never could have imagined Twitter...