with Project DOG
What's your best tweet?
DOGGIE CASTING CALL help me find AKC's 170+ dog breeds, purebred and rescue of each - submit your dog now! http://bit.ly/dMLkfg
What are six things you could never do without?
Harley (dog), Ponette, Toby, Howard (3 cats), camera, (eye)glasses (LOL!)
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
to connect with new people to help spread the word about the work i do as a dog photographer and dog advocate!
What's your favorite Twitter app?
hootsuite, twittercounter, twitpic, manageflitter, twittergrader
Twitter or Facebook?
BOTH! ....for different reasons, for different people!
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
well in the "pet" twitterverse, i think #meowmonday, #woofwednesday and #fursday are always funny... =^..^=
What feature should Twitter add?
multiple logins (like hootsuite!)
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
one or more of @theellenshow's dogs
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
can't think of any. if it doesn't fit, i shorten it. gotta do what ya gotta do... :-)
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
YOU. do you follow? follow us @projectdog, WOOF!
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
yes, usually people with automated tweets... aggregated news feeds, etc...
Why should we vote for you?
we love dogs so much and we want to show the world that there's a place for dogs to be celebrated, not pitied, and a cool way to do it too!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
@barleyandbirchkyle, who saw my blog post about Oreo (a dog from @berkeleyhumane) and gave him a forever home!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
each dog that i tweet about is unique! it's all about sharing each dog's story with the world, even dogs who've gone over the rainbow bridge.
What inspires you to tweet?
being able to help advocate for the good of dogs through a creative photography project and building/fostering community
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
only once... oops!
140 characters of advice for a new user?
...be patient! twitter success takes time and persistence but most importantly a consistent voice and tweeting with heart!
How long can you go without a tweet?
not long..... always checkin, always watching!
What question are we not asking here that we should?
what does "social-networking" mean to you?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
it will prob start supporting PPC for businesses or start including advertising...
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
i am a big fan of @andrewzimmern. he is a fascinating person and he connects people through food, which is a true work of social art.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
i laugh alot reading the rivalry between @bravotv's @realgingerzarin (RHONY) and @giggythepom (RHOBH) and all of the dogs who blog
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
that it "doesn't work", it does. we've done everything using twitter, rec'd > 2k dog submissions, grew from 0-10.5k followers in 6.5 mos!
Why should people follow you?
bc we share awesome stories of real dogs across the country - it's all about community and helping us reach our goal of finding 350+ dogs!
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
non dog related - @andrewzimmern @theellenshow and all of the "dogs who tweet" @realgingerzarin @giggythepom my favs
How do you decide what to tweet?
many factors involved... listening, responding, offering info. depends on current trends!
Why'd you start tweeting?
started long ago to promote my businesses @nuena and @scutte. now for @projectdog to find dogs 4 my book and grow a community of dog lovers!
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
YES! it's introduced me to wonderful people and .orgs who help animals, and bc of twitter, has brought life to @projectdog.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
share positive news not bad
How will the world change in the next year?
Keeping my paws crossed that people become enlightened with a new sense of respect for animals :-)
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
duplicate tweets seconds apart, AN ENTIRE TWEET IN ALL CAPS, loooooooonnng URLs....
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
i hope that people learn to respect animals and each other more...