with Tim Hurst
What's your best tweet?
You cannot be present in the future, nor in the past. You can only be present right now.
What are six things you could never do without?
Food, water, laughter, sunshine, music, friendship.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Share and promote the best green content; engage in critical debates w/influencers; push buttons; make friends; rock boats.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Today or yesterday?
Twitter or Facebook?
What feature should Twitter add?
Add back the old school retweets or "tweet with comment" functionality
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Al Gore. Even though Al has passed the torch (and is often vilified for his work on AGW), he's been pivotal in raising green consciousness.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes! I will unfollow anyone who sends out a bunch of bot-fed tweets in a row. Also, I think I unfollowed @NewtGingrich.
Why should we vote for you?
You shouldn't. Under no circumstances should you vote for me over any of the other great #green candidates. Unless you want to.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#ecosotu (It's an annual thing. Wait till January 25th)
How do you make your tweets unique?
I send them from my account.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
What's that? (tweet) Called out for tweeting too much? (tweet) No, not (tweet) yet.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Mix it up. Add value. Write clearly. Don't spam. Give credit. Be respectful. Have fun. Take a break. Reciprocate. Rinse. Repeat as necessary.
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Will Twitter ever turn a profit?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I imagine a more robust platform. And imagine is definitely the right word.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Admire? Hmm, I'll have to get back to you on that. Admiration may not be the right word.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Well @JohnCleese is a damn funny man, but everyone knows that. However, not everyone knows how funny @JessicaGottlieb is.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is only used for telling the world about what you had for breakfast
Why should people follow you?
Because my #green tweets are curated from dozens of other social media networks, hundreds of RSS feeds and thousands of tweets.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
I like to tweet links that add value for my green followers, or just stuff that makes people jealous ;)
Why'd you start tweeting?
Because I didn't have enough short attention span time sucks in my life.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes, by instilling an almost unnatural desire to compulsively share; Twitter has also sharpened my ability to write directly, succinctly.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
How will the world change in the next year?
The world will have more people, fewer relationships; more wealth, fewer wealthy people; more obesity, less food; more conflict, less harmony
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Auto DM on follow (which I will usually follow with an unfollow)
What will the world be like 10 years from now?