Virtual Astronomer was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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Latest nominations for Virtual Astronomer

MythBusters Official
MythBusters Official #FF It's no joke, follow our fellow #shortyawards #science nominees @VirtualAstro @MichioKaku @NASA @SciAm @astro_paolo
HUMNEWS
HUMNEWS RT @DelphiAcademy: @VirtualAstro Just voted for you! Good luck in the #science Shorty Awards.
Andy Chandler
Andy Chandler I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because... he makes astronomy much more fun
Bill Dillon
Bill Dillon I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because he infos me of astro events and cool sites and photos.
Vanessa
Vanessa I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...of all the fun astronomy and science twitter updates he does
Matt Kirkham
Matt Kirkham I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...He asked me to
HUMMedia
HUMMedia RT @Wetdarkandwild: I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because... he's a local and he's shown me how to look upward ...
David Dan%iels
David Dan%iels I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...he insists!
Delphi Academy
Delphi Academy @VirtualAstro Just voted for you! Good luck in the #science Shorty Awards.
Chris Linthwaite
Chris Linthwaite I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because he teaches people like me with patience
Cassandra
Cassandra I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science cause he's great at informing us about astronomy stuff! :)
Emma Curtis
Emma Curtis I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because he is smart
Emma Marie
Emma Marie I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...We have #chemicalbondage
Donna
Donna I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...he deserves it. Plain and simple.
Lorna Kelly
Lorna Kelly I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...of all the fun astronomy and science twitter updates he does
Garry Johnson
Garry Johnson I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because meteorwatch allows me to smoke a fag
Jax
Jax I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...He will go supernova if I don't!
WDW Kate
WDW Kate I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because... he's a local and he's shown me how to look upwards
sandy beebe
sandy beebe I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because... apparently he needs to get out of the cellar :P
Urban Deva
Urban Deva I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because... his meteor updates are thoroughly entertaining.
Vicky Duncalf
Vicky Duncalf I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...he told me to look out for the solar sail..WOW
Michael Hyde
Michael Hyde I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because... he's a splendid chap.
Peter Welsh
Peter Welsh RT @VirtualAstro: I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because...of all the fun astronomy and science twitter updates ...
Virtual Astronomer
Virtual Astronomer RT @swylde: I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science because... I really want out of the cellar, he never feeds me .. HELP!!!
Shakila M-Merchant
Shakila M-Merchant I nominate @VirtualAstro for a Shorty Award in #science 'cus he keeps us updated re wonders of universe in most delight
The Shorty Interview
with Virtual Astronomer
What's your best tweet?
The International Space Station is passing over, go outside and look up NOW! and Meteorwatch Has Begun!
What are six things you could never do without?
Squeezy Wine, Twitter, My laptop, followers, funny ladies and my legs
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Information giving and gathering
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck It does everything I want
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Dirty Science and CarryonTweeting
What feature should Twitter add?
Online status?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Actually, I think all the cool people use twitter now? Would be good to see Sir Patrick Moore?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Astronomy, Science and Space
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Not sure?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Only spammers ages ago, I let Twitter do it now, although I have unfollowed the odd idiot for over the top bad language and stuff.
Why should we vote for you?
I work very hard at spreading the word of science and astronomy to as many people in the world as possible, whoever they are, keeping it fun
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
VirtualAstro, AdrianWest, Astronomy, Science, Space, Meteors, :)
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Professor Brian Cox (@profbriancox) Dr Ian O'neil (@astroengine) Space tweeps (@flyingjenny) and Vicky Duncaf (@radiovicky)
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#Meteorwatch although over 50000 people have used it and it has trended twice. Knocked Miley Cirus of the top spot the first time :)
How do you make your tweets unique?
Make them fun, simple and factual. They are for everyone and are easy to follow
What inspires you to tweet?
Spreading the word about science and astronomy to ordinary people and being part of a wider community where everyone is equal. Look Up!
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Sometimes :) Twitter is a big part of what I do and is the main way I get my info out to the masses :)
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Just tweet follow and get followed, be yourself and have fun. You will pick it all up in no time
How long can you go without a tweet?
1Day
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What can Twitter do for the World?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Getting Smarter with more users
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@Astroengine @DiscoverySpace The tweets are fun but still interesting and informative
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@RadioVicky She is absolutely Hysterical and makes me Lol big time!!! :)))
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
Its just noise, which isn't true if you care to use it properly
Why should people follow you?
I tweet about astronomy and science. I make it cool, fun and easy for all who follow
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@profbriancox
How do you decide what to tweet?
What comes to mind first and any current topics and see what others are talking about?
Why'd you start tweeting?
It was an experiment one evening, to tweet astronomy. It went crazy so I carried on and it got better and better
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes!!! It has brought my favourite interests out to the world and the world is sharing them with me.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Share more and not be elitist (have I spelled that right?) Join in and enjoy
How will the world change in the next year?
Science and astronomy will be more popular thanks to things like Twitter
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
API usage and needs to be taken more seriously in general. Its a great broadcast medium.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Warmer and busier, with better internet