with Kristian Johns
What's your best tweet?
Every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten.
What are six things you could never do without?
My BlackBerry, my sanity, my friends, my laptop, my TV, vodka.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I use it to promote my blog and my charity work. It's great for getting a message out to the masses and for finding like minded individuals.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Ubertwitter for BlackBerry
Twitter or Facebook?
(Quote) "Facebook is for friends who have become strangers, and Twitter is for strangers who should be friends"
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#lessambitiousfilms -- where you play down the title of popular films (example: 'Educating Rita' becomes 'Telling Rita To Go Read A Book')
What feature should Twitter add?
Direct photo and video upload
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
God (the real one) -- wouldn't we all like to know what he really thinks of the world today?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
'And' 'later' 'great' -- anything that's usually used in txt spk. *shudders*
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@stephenfry - I think he's an awesome intellect and he'd be great to have on board to promote my charity work
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
A few, mainly because they were offensive.
Why should we vote for you?
Because although I use Twitter to promote my work, I also use it to give back and raise awareness for causes that mean something.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#DyingAndOtherSuperpowers! It was a story I wrote which has just been turned into a short film.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I've met so many people I wouldn't normally have met, whom I now count on as some of my closest friends.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#TeamGUY -- I'll be lobbying the PM next year to put pressure on the media to write more content on World AIDS Day. This is the hashtag.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I bring my own personality and humour to them
What inspires you to tweet?
My followers! I feel a responsibility to deliver blogs to my fans and to educate and inspire people on AIDS awareness
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
I get called out if I stop! People worry!
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be interesting and funny. Ask questions, share useful content, provoke discussion and above all, don't try to hard.
How long can you go without a tweet?
The longest I've gone is a week, but I was on holiday and had no signal. My fingernails suffered big time.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Who on Twitter inspires you?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I think it will grow and grow, it's fast becoming the tool by which the public and the media tap into the zeitgeist.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@LadyGaga -- you just know it's her reaching out to her fans and not some secretary managing a feed.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@dazgale -- he's the wittiest person I've never met
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's nothing but people tweeting what they had for lunch.
Why should people follow you?
Because I try to write tweets and blogs that resonate with people and make them laugh. Failing that, I'm pretty.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@elliesharman - a 16 year old brainbox who flies in the face of every preconception you would have about teenagers today
How do you decide what to tweet?
If I know it will make people laugh, or provoke discussion, then usually it gets tweeted. I also use it to vent!
Why'd you start tweeting?
I was bored of Facebook -- JOKE! -- No, I was starting a blog and was told it was a good way to get my content out there.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Absolutely! I've got blog followers, a media profile and I've made loads if new friends. I find it very affirming
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Use it to do good instead of disparage people from behind the safety of a computer screen.
How will the world change in the next year?
It'll be a year older, and a year more polluted.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Sharing photos of your genitals. Seriously, I don't want to see that while I eat my morning cornflakes!
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I think people will interact physically less and less. Friendships will be conducted more online rather than in close physical proximity.