with Len Peralta
What's your best tweet?
In other news, Dance Central makes me look like a 70 year old sasquatch with diabetic feet.
What are six things you could never do without?
My kids. (I have six). The seventh would be my wife.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Want to know when my new project is up for you to look at? Check my feed.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck is still my old standby, although the Twitter app for the iPad is gaining ground.
Twitter or Facebook?
If my hand is being forced, I'd say Twitter.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
The hashtag games. Mass creativity and inventiveness in real time.
What feature should Twitter add?
Electric shocks if you go over 140 characters.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I refuse to shorten "my lung has collapased." my lng hs cllpsed. See?
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I'd love for all the geeks I've drawn for Geek A Week to follow me, but alas, I can't force them.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes. My undertaker. His tweets took TMI to a new level.
Why should we vote for you?
GeekAWeek.net. Just check it out.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
I've never been a fan of trending terms. But if I had to #lenperalta would be a good start.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I'm amazed at all my connections, but Steve Wozniak, Weird Al and Thomas Dolby have been some of the highlights.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#PhilCollinsalternatecareers It just never took off like I thought.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I have a staff of 30 writers that need to get me 20 good tweets by noon. If none of those pass muster, I fire them all.
What inspires you to tweet?
Just trying to make someone giggle while at their workstation is a huge motivator for me.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
No, but I once got called out for not @ replying to a follower. Awwkwaaard.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Never tweet while wearing gorilla gloves.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Maybe three hours. But only if I'm sedated.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Who are you and why are you naked in my kitchen?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Remember the transformation scene from "American Werewolf in London"? Something like that.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@apelad Consistently funny and well-thought out tweets.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Paul and Storm. Funny, inventive and brilliant.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
It's only used to tell people when you are at a bar.
Why should people follow you?
Because sometimes I drop full boxes of Raisinets.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff and Adam Koford are my faves.
How do you decide what to tweet?
Before I tweet I say, is this tweet about me? If the answer is yes, I shall tweet it.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Because I got tired as tweeting as a cartoon lobster (@TheRobster)
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Twitter has allowed me to get my art out there to a much wider audience. It's like a game and I really enjoy playing it.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
I'd like to lobby for more stinkeyes.
How will the world change in the next year?
Juggalo clown makeup will go mainstream.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Foursquare updates are a major downer.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
If I have any say in it, Tardis' will be an accepted form of transportation.