with Eric Miltsch
What are six things you could never do without?
My wife, my 2 kids, my friends, an Internet connection & a nice car:)
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To extend the online presence, drive traffic & provide deeper customer service for @AuctionDirect (& my own personal learning)
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Just a simple one: twitter for the iPhone & iPad; great UI & easy management of multiple accounts.
Twitter or Facebook?
Whatever combo helps satisfy your personal or professional situation.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
People still shooting profile pictures in their bathroom mirrors. For as social as they claim to be, nobody can take their picture?
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?
@dens (Dennis Crowley)
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Sure. Just people who continuously send out tweets from auto-feeds and never interact.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#CarZar #AuctionDirect #DrivingSales
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Connecting with @ScottMonty wouldn't have happened otherwise; learned & shared more about about our industry b/c of this connection.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Share great content. Re-tweet. Reply. Be nice. Create a custom background. Add a full profile. Use a real picture.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I'll answer that after I send this tweet out...
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Increasing the connection time between breaking news and the general public; the immediacy of everything will continue to change.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
So many. @pistachio @jasonfalls @chrisbrogan @drivingsales @aaronstrout @scottmonty @marketingprofs @scobleizer @mikefixs @markfrisk @0boy
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's simply a time-suck.
Why should people follow you?
Great original content that's fun & informative. Plus, I respond and help. A lot.
How do you decide what to tweet?
Entertaining+Helpful+Informative+Unique usually does the trick.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Absolutely. Helped build our business, introduced me to more people in 4 years than the past 15 & increased my own learning curve.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Share personal recommendations & reviews.
How will the world change in the next year?
Greater awareness as to the global economic climate & how it impacts our business and personal life.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Auto-DM's. Not replying. Not sharing. Not being friendly.