with Liz McLellan
What's your best tweet?
A conservative plants a garden, bakes bread or cans peaches it's a sign of right living. When a liberal does the same it's a sign of elitism.
What are six things you could never do without?
food, garden, love, laughs, brain candy, the earth
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To meet like minded agents of change, for mutual support of cultural creatives and kindling each other's visions...
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Both - different tools for different things. Both have great advantages. I enjoy twitter a lot more though!
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Baratunde's #swineflu account...
What feature should Twitter add?
keep it simple - do much much better at "you should follow" most times those recs are pretty silly!
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
I'm annoyed by obvious publicists tweeting FOR people...and I wish @Maddow tweeted more...
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
multinational corporate kleptocracy
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I want @Maddow to follow me. I am her devout minion but she seems not to notice my devotion. It hurts.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Many - people with auto-dms, promises to 'get me thousands of followers', racists, really dumb people...life is too short!
Why should we vote for you?
Because I help folks create resilient neighborhoods to thrive where they are in these increasingly tough times...yard by yard.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
So many! @RobinChase - a social entrepreneur I have long admired. William Gibson @TheGreatDismal retweeted me once (made my day!)
How do you make your tweets unique?
I have a really serious side and a super un-serious side... I contain multitudes!
What inspires you to tweet?
Well written analysis, great visual story telling (graphs), making a connection for someone, absurd things I see, belly laughs...
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Maybe, but it was by someone who barely uses twitter and didn't know how to filter with #tweetdeck or some other app.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Tweet about things you care about. Care about people. Don't be a 'social media expert.' Keep it SHORTER than 140. RT people you admire.
How long can you go without a tweet?
8 hours... sleep. Though I have dreamt about tweeting...so probably less.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Does twitter help you make everyday count? Or are you just using it in a habitual distracted way...?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I hope it stays simple and at the same time saturates more deeply into the fabric of the way we are. I hope people get more real not less.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Too many to name! I love @frankorten and @davidkorten @Good @YesMagazine - all for bringing positive news!
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's trivial. Trivial people do use it. Trick is not to follow them. Trivial people use the phone too. Find the passionate people! Give!
Why should people follow you?
Because I am deeply engaged in creating resilient communities of well fed people!
How do you decide what to tweet?
I try to spread useful information that empowers and engages people to live more juicy lives!
Why'd you start tweeting?
To engage with people I admire, to learn from the same, to test my ideas, to connect with cultural creatives, to change the food system!
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Many ways...connecting me with people who care deeply about reviving the world, folks who like me see the glass as 1/16th full!
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
...be funny, be real, be fearless...
How will the world change in the next year?
The global economic downturn will continue. Americans may finally notice that they are being put on an austerity program.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Auto DMs selling me whatever you are selling especially not taking notice of what I am about...assuming too much about a person...
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Inconceivably different. Multinationals will completely dominate our political process. Unless we do something.