with Andy Revkin
What's your best tweet?
For others to judge. Generally proudest of rare ones in which I'm able to wedge 3 related link shortcuts.
What are six things you could never do without?
My wife and 2 sons, at least 1 of my guitars, my sense of community, and shared music: http://j.mp/LivSng (photo)
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
It's a way to disseminate and interrogate, to track, test and refine ideas.
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
The "promoted" trend promoting consumption: @dotearth: The Black Friday Push, From Twitter to Beijing - http://nyti.ms/hMz7Wz
What feature should Twitter add?
I would like to be able to generate a URL for a #hashtag search. (Is this doable?)
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Einstein, Chaplin, Mark Twain, my older son and my mom.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Why should we vote for you?
Because I'll work for you here free of charge.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#civility #cooperation #moderation #community
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try to use j.mp shortcut tool to make links comprehensible, e.g., http://j.mp/Foodfight http://j.mp/EndofLife http://j.mp/dotPeak
What inspires you to tweet?
An observation or idea that is incomplete, that could excite, amuse, inform or spread. A question in search of an answering cloud.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Tweet global. Follow someone from Bhutan, Mali. Test beliefs by following some who seem different. Tweet what inspires more than what angers.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Could be a day, if chaos really intervenes. But rare!
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What's most unusual use you've seen? Answer: Part of a biology assignment at Uconn.edu: Watch bird behavior, then TWEET it! Brilliant.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@dalailama for relentless enthusiasm about both peace and peace of mind.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
A tie between @therealStanLee and @IamNorthKorea
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's time wasted. It can be. But potential remains largely untapped (see earlier answer on requiring students to Tweet bird behavior).
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
Surreal geopolitical satire: @IamNorthKorea Great Youtube replies to fans: @IamLuisGuzman Comic genius (literally) @TheRealStanLee
Why'd you start tweeting?
I resisted at 1st, not understanding. But now it's like a 7th sense - a sensory apparatus that spans the planet and works in both directions.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
How will the world change in the next year?
The explosive spread of mobile phones in developing countries http://j.mp/CellDev will speed an end to the digital divide.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Still wonderfully unpredictable. Population rising, education spreading, instant translation, too: http://nyti.ms/brHymz