RayBeckerman was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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Yolanda Peralta
Yolanda Peralta @RayBeckerman Thank you, Ray for the kind #ff mention. Congratulations on the #shortyawards !
liza beckerman
liza beckerman I endorse @RayBeckerman in the Shorty category #politics because...he is honest and defends innocent people
Hal
Hal Why @RayBeckerman decided that @shortyawards is a waste of time http://bit.ly/frGk... …H: #fake #SM #contest …cc @KathyParkes1959 @RealKiefer
Ms Feminist Manners
Ms Feminist Manners I endorse @RayBeckerman in the Shorty category #politics because...he keeps it interesting!
lil mike
lil mike as he is always sharing links that go way beyond the scope of the myopic mainstream media. @RayBeckerman #politics
Peter Kobel
Peter Kobel @RayBeckerman Belated congrats 4 being #Shorty Award finalist in #politics. As they say @ Oscars, it's an honor just 2 b nominated. ;)
karen
karen I endorse @RayBeckerman in the Shorty category #politics because of his support for the arts.
dave beckerman
dave beckerman I nominate @RayBeckerman for a #shorty Award in #politics because I know something about his life and he has risked much for his beliefs.
Angela Gonzalez
Angela Gonzalez I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics for providing an endless supply of great information!
Joanie MacPhee
Joanie MacPhee I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #music because I RT his music tweets every night & like his taste.
Sheilah T. Davis
Sheilah T. Davis I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's very well spoken and back up his information.
GRAYSON
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Sheilah T. Davis
Sheilah T. Davis I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #socialjustice because he's fair, well researched and open minded.
Ann
Ann I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics because he has heart for the unheard. *rt not necessary* :)
★ Paul ★
★ Paul ★ I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #Politics because I support the aged using the Internet.
Joanie MacPhee
Joanie MacPhee I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #humanrights because I see what he posts and think he should be in top 6
HUMMONEY
HUMMONEY I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics because...human rights should be everyone's concern.
Dr. David Warmflash
Dr. David Warmflash I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's smart, progressive, & tweets a lot! #p2
Zip
Zip @RayBeckerman #politics I nominate RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award because I want him to stop reminding me about Shorty Awards. ;-)
Karen
Karen I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics because he cares about people and keep us informed.
Carol Olson
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Judy
Judy I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he is dedicated to human & animal rights issues.
PeaceFrog1997
PeaceFrog1997 I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics because of his support of human and animal rights
Mireya Mayor, Ph.D.
Mireya Mayor, Ph.D. I nominate @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics for a ton of reasons I am too tired to list.
The Shorty Interview
with RayBeckerman
What's your best tweet?
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What are six things you could never do without?
I'm not like that. I get by with what I've got.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
One of the things I tweet about is legal issues. And I'm a lawyer IRL.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter by a mile.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#youmightbecanadian by @CandyWWGM
What feature should Twitter add?
Genuine traditional retweet
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
I wish President Obama had a real, interactive twitter account, instead of his fake 1-way propaganda account
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I'll shorten anything if I have to.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Yes. @joancbaez
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes. I wouldn't say who. Different reasons. Commercialness, selfishness, rightwing politics, nuttiness, irritating me
Why should we vote for you?
Healthcare, social justice, human rights, womens rights, childrens rights, environmentalism, indigenous rights, animal rights, the arts
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#humanrights #socialjustice #progressive #philochs #somalia #sudan #honduras
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
There's no single connection. It's the precious wonderful peeps I've discovered here, who have so much to teach and share
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
I created #2012campaignslogans We're having some fun with that one
How do you make your tweets unique?
I don't worry about that. I worry about good information.
What inspires you to tweet?
I love to interact with, share information with, and organize with, people who care about making the world a better place
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Frequently.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Twitter is about sharing. Take an interest in others. Don't try to be all about yourself.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Not long
What question are we not asking here that we should?
You're doing fine.
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Dropping the fake-retweet rubber stamp button & replacing it with a traditional classic retweet button
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@BuzzEdition She put the "social" in "social media"
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@BorowitzReport
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is for "updating" your "status" in a "timeline" for your "followers".
Why should people follow you?
If they believe in human rights and social justice. Anyone else I wouldn't be interested in.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@polipaca @2greenfish @invasivenotes @tashinabanks @j_rubis @kodieb @zagrrl @mireyamayor @peacefrog1997 @joaniegentian to name a few
How do you decide what to tweet?
I look for stuff that's (a) important & not available elsewhere and/or (b) cool.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I started to tweet about legal issues, but I've gone way beyond that. Now it's more about friendship and learning
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. Cut deeply into my working time. Made me a much more knowledgeable person. Made me a lot of new friends.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Share. Retweet (traditional retweet, not Twitter's fake pseudo retweet)
How will the world change in the next year?
I don't know.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Talking at rather than to people; being too self promotional; being selfish.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I don't know. I'm just hoping there are still humans in it.