with Nancy Short
What's your best tweet?
Still to come...many tweet years ahead.
What are six things you could never do without?
A trip to New Zealand, fuzzy footies, immunizations, texting, my tweeps, and (unfortunately) diet pepsi.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
inform, update, and give an opinion on health policy. Represent nursing at Duke University
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Why do I have to choose? Twitter. Narcissism on twitter is shorter & more easily avoided. FAST news.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
What feature should Twitter add?
rate-a-tweet to allow users to give immediate feedback on the "quality" of all tweets
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Elmo's diner in Durham, NC so I'd know if it's tuna melt week or a chicken salad melt week.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Certainly. Who hasn't? TNTC.....too numerous to count
Why should we vote for you?
I aspire to be in the Top 10 of influential nurse tweeters. I give good tweets. I'm attending the awards presentation in NYC!!!!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#profshort won shortyaward
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I use hashtags & always provide a URL source or citation. Focus on nursing and policy.
What inspires you to tweet?
Love the short and sweet, to the point communication
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
140 characters of advice for a new user?
imagine your children reading your old tweets in the Library of Congress
How long can you go without a tweet?
a few days
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What game(s) should be playable on Twitter.
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
feature to auto-shorten long URLs
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
KevinMD. I want to do for nursing what he does for medicine.pub
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Don't go for humor as much as for health policy
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
It's all crap and narcissism.... "I don't want to hear when somebody drives to the mall." It can be a professional tool
Why should people follow you?
I tweet only the best in health policy affecting nurses, promoting nurses, and exposing hypocrisy whenever I can.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
RWJF_PubHealth, The Joint Commission, North Carolina Nurses Assoc, Duke students nurse anesthetists, Nat'l Nursing Centers
How do you decide what to tweet?
Professional discretion based on 30+ years in nursing and doctorate in health policy
Why'd you start tweeting?
Belileved what I read in 'Here Comes Everybody' by Clay Shirky.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Daily connection to thought leaders and policy makers. Depend on it for breaking news.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
How will the world change in the next year?
Greater % of US will support health reform. SCOTUS will determine the Affordable Care act is constitutional.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Attendees at the SOTU tweeting.... very tacky
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Severe nursing shortage. Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists will have parity of pay and authority.