with Rachelle Friberg
What's your best tweet?
I'd have to say the best tweet I ever tweeted was when I was1of a few to score a blog interview w/Bristol Palin while she was on DWTS.
What are six things you could never do without?
My family, friends, blackberry, laptop, twitter and bible.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Ever since getting heavily involved in politics,Twitter has become a big part of my life.With Twitter,networking is at my fingertips.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
I love ubertwitter.
Twitter or Facebook?
I am a big believer in both,but if I had2choose1, it would be Twitter just because of the doors it has opened4me and my future aspirations.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
I love the pop-culture trends that have2do with celebrities.I thought the boy band trend was funny!People came up w/the most creative names.
What feature should Twitter add?
Twitter already offers so much,but if I had to name one thing,maybe a new 200 character feature for those sometimes long-winded souls like me
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
I wish Jon Voight had a Twitter account. He is an inspiring individual, and I'd love to tweet him just to tell him this!
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
There are so many words I refuse to shorten.Words like "journalism," "conservative," "innovative," "assertive," "intuitive," "Constitution."
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Defintely. I would love @sarahpalinusa to follow me. She is such a role model and inspiration to young conservative women like myself.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I have had to unfollow a couple people because they were using Twitter to sell a certain item or spamming.
Why should we vote for you?
Simple:Innovation.As a young,politically involved woman,I'm the new face of social media in the way I use and promote my political brand.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
My blog "Conservative Girl with a Voice" and "Rachelle Friberg" if my name counts as a term ;)
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I have connected with great people, but I'd have to say @scottbaio is the most interesting.He&his wife run a great foundation for children.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try2break the mold by incorporating unique hash tags or catchy, quirky words that I hope would grab people's attention.
What inspires you to tweet?
Simple:Politics&my First-Amendment right of freedom of speech. It's so amazing to see people of all political ideologies all over Twitter.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Luckily not yet. ;)
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Tweet&gather as many contacts as you can.The more you tweet,the better you define your brand and who you are to the twittersphere and beyond.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I don't think I have gone more that an hour or two without tweeting something- even if it is something really short and to the point.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What I like to do for fun when I'm not tweeting.I love play and watch sports as well as be outdoors as much as possible.Shopping is fun too!
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Twitter is becoming the new "news stop"4so many people.I see this continuing as people turn2Twitter for news updates over traditional media.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
There are so many great people whom I respect: @lisagrass @sissywillis @danriehl @rsmccain @michellemalkin @melissatweets @sarahpalinusa.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
I would have to say @rsmccain. He's hilarious especially when he constantly tweets @alyssamilano for a RT or tweet reply,which he finally got
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
Some individuals believe Twitter is a waste of time or unimportant.Twitter is literally changing the way people communicate 1tweet at a time.
Why should people follow you?
I hope people would follow4the insight&news I relate throughout the day.I would hope people learn from me in the creative ways I communicate.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
There are so many creative people in the "Twittersphere." Fascinating people like @AndrewBreitbart and hilarious people like @shitmydadsays.
How do you decide what to tweet?
My tweets usually consist of something political.Either a recent vote or presidential decision.I like tweeting fun, creative tweets too!
Why'd you start tweeting?
The 2008 election inspired me to want to get more involved politically&I turned to Twitter as a new medium to acquire information and network
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Definitely!Networking via Twitter has allowed me2make so many contacts.I am a political contributor4many radio shows&I owe it all to Twitter.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I wish people would be more respectful at times.
How will the world change in the next year?
I believe as we near the2012election cycle,the more important the use of Twitter as a means of informing the current news'cycle will become.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Stuff I cannot stand people doing on Twitter is displaying their endless love&affection 4 each other or their drama all over my Twitter feed.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I would love to be elected to some form of political office and have a supportive husband and family of my own.