with Vincenzo Scipioni
What's your best tweet?
This is a stupid & ridiculous question. What do you mean by best? Most meaningful? Most Re-Tweeted? Most memorable? Most INNOVATIVE?
What are six things you could never do without?
Food, clothing, air, people, books, & paper.
Twitter or Facebook?
TWITTER by far is the most powerful & BEST social NETWORK. Facebook will prove to be more dangerous & violate personal privacy/anonymity.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
I do not subscribe to mindlessness & idiocy. When "trends" become mindful, I will get back to you. I have seen many funny things however.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
GOD. Actually all the "Gods" existing today & those of yesteryear. Let's get Zeus, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad, all of them!
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
When we simplify language & shrink our vocabularies, we are simplifying thought. I don't use Orwellian "Newspeak" like lol, wtf, sfd!
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
The only person I want to follow me who doesn't, because I really want to connect with her, is of course @Rihanna -that would be very nice.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I am by far the BEST & have truly created many TWITTER firsts; I have set new "benchmarks" & inspired standards greater than kudos.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Can't answer this nor am I going to qualify or deem one connection more interesting or profound than the next. Many interesting connections.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
May I be egocentric & say I wish everyone used my personal hastag #USE -standing for of course @UnSeeingEyes
How do you make your tweets unique?
The same way any great tweeter does. I have a clear & genuine voice with no agenda other than to share, inspire, & connect.
What inspires you to tweet?
People. All the wonderful people I have met; all the amazing folks I still have yet to meet.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Develop your own voice. Treat everyone with dignity, respect, & kindness. Create the truest & most accurate extension of self. & be genuine!
How long can you go without a tweet?
I set aside time to "unplug" & I think this is valuable/necessary. I NEVER tweet when "out," at "work," or on "vacation."
What question are we not asking here that we should?
How can each of us utilize Twitter & our collective resources & knowledge to strengthen our communities & improve our overall quality of life?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
If I can continue to "innovate" & "inspire" I hope it is used in new & different ways; but I imagine it becoming "more of the same" to make $
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
I'm going to thank someone I haven't thanked in many years..."I admire myself" for remaining optimistic, hopeful, genuine, & true.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That Twitter is dumb. It is anything but dumb. People use it in "dumb" fashions or as a brain fart, but it's much - much more!
Why should people follow you?
I don't want anyone to "follow me." I have no FOLLOWERS; only "Friends & Readers." If someone wants to connect with a nice guy, they should.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I have a loose structure of history, news, quotes, music, & thoughts, then I connect with my audience & "feel" the direction.
Why'd you start tweeting?
As a social experiment. It was only supposed to be for a few weeks, but then this experiment took on a "larger than life" persona.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes, & the lives of others. We are all interconnected. My best accomplishment was the #TurkeyDrive; raising money for folks w/ no food.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I wish people would share more of their talents & skills, help just to help, and pool collective knowledge & resources to inspire ACTION.
How will the world change in the next year?
Was someone hitting a gravity bong with purple haze buds when they wrote some of these questions for the "Shorty Interview"...just curious?
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I don't know? Do you? I can tell you what it can be like...anything we choose to make it. But we must start giving back to our earth now.