AJC was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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Clay Duda
Clay Duda I endorse @ajc in the Shorty category #news because... of this video http://youtu.be/lk...
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett #ShortyAwards, pish. I declare @ajc winner of the #ShawtyAwards. Now I need all y'all to RT and show some Twittah love!
Michael Hansberry
Michael Hansberry I just got got by the AJC. RT: @ajc No, Boo. #shorty as in #ShortyAwards RT @MHansberry: @ajc Don't you mean "#shawty"?
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B omg the news just said "boo" RT @ajc: No, Boo. #shorty as in #ShortyAwards RT @MHansberry: @ajc Don't you mean "#shawty"?
tah-hear-ah 
tah-hear-ah  “@ajc: No, Boo. #shorty as in #ShortyAwards RT @MHansberry: @ajc Don't you mean "#shawty"?” <---- lol "no boo"
D. Bradley
D. Bradley LOL <3 ---> “@ajc: No, Boo. #shorty as in #ShortyAwards RT @MHansberry: @ajc Don't you mean "#shawty"?”
Jaye R
Jaye R *cackle!!!!!!!* RT @ajc: No, Boo. #shorty as in #ShortyAwards RT @MHansberry: @ajc Don't you mean "#shawty"?
Lauren B
Lauren B hahaha i <3 the @ajc RT @ajc: Getting close to decision time. Gonna be some serious #kanye drama if this doesn't go our way. #ShortyAward
UGA1000
UGA1000 I endorse @ajc in the Shorty category #news because... they deserve it.
Clay Duda
Clay Duda Damn skippy. RT @shortyvotes: @ajc, you were endorsed by @clayduda for a Shorty Award in #journalist http://bit.ly/eiHW...
Dominick Brady
Dominick Brady RT @CSJournalism: #Atlanta's own @AJC is a Shorty finalist! Congrats, you (whoever you are) deserve it http://bit.ly/hYh4... (via @poynter)
Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy RT @CSJournalism: #Atlanta's own @AJC is a Shorty finalist! Congrats, you (whoever you are) deserve it http://bit.ly/hYh4... (via @poynter)
bowmanspartan
bowmanspartan RT @CSJournalism: #Atlanta's own @AJC is a Shorty finalist! Congrats, you (whoever you are) deserve it http://bit.ly/hYh4... (via @poynter)
Sustain Journalism
Sustain Journalism #Atlanta's own @AJC is a Shorty finalist! Congrats, you (whoever you are) deserve it http://bit.ly/hYh4... (via @poynter)
marlatiara
marlatiara I endorse @ajc in the Shorty category #news because the folks behind the mask are amazingly helpful and cool.
Kathleen Mansfield
Kathleen Mansfield I endorse @ajc in the Shorty category #news because...
Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson I nominate @ajc for a Shorty Award in #news because their tweets are funnier than Conan's.
Syn_Esn
Syn_Esn I nominate @ajc for a Shorty Award in #news because they tweet with style!
N. S. Wade
N. S. Wade I nominate @ajc for a Shorty Award in #news because their tweets are clever and funny yet very informative.
Amy Brock
Amy Brock I nominate @ajc for a Shorty Award in #news because they are on top of the latest news AND are way clever in their delivery. Go Shawty Go!
Barbara B. Nixon
Barbara B. Nixon I nominate @ajc for a Shorty Award in #news because it (they?) tweet with personality. Lots of personality.
Simone C. Francis
Simone C. Francis I nominate @ajc for a Shorty Award in #news because their Tweets are so clever and make me want to read their stories.
accessAtlanta
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Shane Harrison
Shane Harrison I nominate @ajc for a Shorty Award in #news because...they make me laugh.
ajcrealestate
ajcrealestate Last day to vote for @ajc for a Shorty Award! Go to http://bit.ly/dVgS... & finish "I nominate @ajc for a Shorty Award in #news because.."
The Shorty Interview
with AJC
What's your best tweet?
Watch our video to hear our answer to this question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk1OCPj4sgk (and several others!)
What are six things you could never do without?
A six-pack counts as one thing, right? My paycheck, my family, my organs, ... why do i feel like i'm filling out an eHarmony profile?
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Watch our video to hear our answer to this question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk1OCPj4sgk (and several others!)
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. No contest.
What feature should Twitter add?
A way to track who has unfollowed you, and when. In addition to helping see where we lost them, it helps us plan our retaliation.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
My dog. Then I could tweet him to let himself out when I have to work late.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'. And 'DUI'
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@BarackObama, because he has the WORST. TWEETS. EVER. and needs to learn how to use this thing.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Been tempted, but never unfollowed thru (get it? UNfollowed thru??) with it. Would rather just filter them out with lists.
Why should we vote for you?
Why not?
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#ajcdeservesashorty #alyssamilanodevelopshugecrushonajcduringshortyawards
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I've connected with lots of folks who had stopped paying attention to the AJC, but now they've realized it's still useful to them.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#HashtagTuesday
How do you make your tweets unique?
We tweet traditional news stories in an non-traditional way, making them sometimes funny, sometimes off-beat, but always personable.
What inspires you to tweet?
Interesting news that I think others would like to know about. That and the chance to meet Alyssa Milano thru this contest.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
NopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNope
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Understand Twitter before you dive in. You may THINK you'll get followers to get onboard w/ your program, but opposite is more likely.
How long can you go without a tweet?
2 weeks but that's all the vacation time i get. otherwise, i try to space them 30m apart.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Shouldn't I get a raise for all the great work I do on Twitter? (yes)
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
It will morph into carrying more info w/o losing its brevity. Pop-out screens for video, side tweets, etc. off 1-2 character hot links.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@AJCbuzz because she's almost as strange as we are.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Watch our video to hear our answer to this question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk1OCPj4sgk (and several others!)
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That serious-minded people can't stay informed 140 characters at a time.
Why should people follow you?
Because we offer news that's relevant to their lives, but in an entertaining way. Sorta like wrapping your dog's meds in a slice of cheese.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@oneofakind
How do you decide what to tweet?
Must be relevant to people's lives: will news impact them directly/immediately? Bar is higher for govt. meetings/court rulings/etc.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I was ordered to by my sadistic boss. Argued with him for 140 minutes about it. How ironic is that?
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. It's allowed me to kill way more time at work.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Watch our video to hear our answer to this question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk1OCPj4sgk (and several others!)
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
We're in the news biz, and in competitive breaking news situations we tweeted facts that turned out to be... well, unfactual.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Much like it is today, with the exception of the giant, mutated ferrets that will be wrecking havoc across southern Greenland.