with margaret brennan
What's your best tweet?
yet to be written
What are six things you could never do without?
blackberry, water, chapstick, twitter, email, a charger
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I use it for story generation purposes for my show by following other users & then I post my work to share what I learned from tv interviews
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter - hands down.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
What feature should Twitter add?
popup windows for new posts (~ Tweetdeck) because I use Twitter as a newswire & the popups work well w/multiple computer screens.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
I wish that more CEOs had Twitter accounts that they actively used THEMSELVES instead of having PR flacks use them for branding purposes
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
you = u
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@JaredCohen - I read his stuff daily & yet we've never spoken/tweeted/met
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
yes - i've unfollowed people who turn raunchy
Why should we vote for you?
I hope to give followers something to ponder when I share news/info that I learned through work. Info is a valuable commodity
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#incomegap, #icanthelpmyself, #foodshortage, #Bloomberg, #InBusiness
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Finally getting US Airways to respond to me when I was stranded during the Christmas Blizzard. Email & phone calls were useless!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try to use the most interesting nuggets from interviews/reporting as well as breaking news.
What inspires you to tweet?
An idea that excites me & then seeing others get excited as well by retweeting it
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
no - but i have gotten called out for tweeting information out faster than our newswires!
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't use your feed as a branding or pr tool. It is a valuable info resource. Respect it!
How long can you go without a tweet?
Only as long as it takes a battery to recharge... i often log on during my two hour show in order to see what's going on..
What question are we not asking here that we should?
how do you use twitter for your job?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I imagine language translation allowing users to read each others' posts despite language differences
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
My Bloomberg colleague @lizzieohreally is one of the best reporters that I know but also one of the funniest/most original.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
You can surprisingly get a lot of meaning packed into 140 characters. Twitter is a fabulous editor
Why should people follow you?
My feed is a mini newswire to share 'nuggets' of financial, political & foreign affairs info/insight that I gather from sources
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
I choose 'nuggets' that capture an interesting idea from an interview. I love when nuggets also have a # or hard fact to quantify an issue
Why'd you start tweeting?
I started tweeting to share content that I learned from reporting & my show. Now I use it as a tool to gather ideas/info as well.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. I check my twitter feed on my Blackberry right when I wake up & then I incorporate it into my work by watching it like a newswire
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Follow up on ideas..
How will the world change in the next year?
Economic gravity will continue to shift toward emerging economies as US builds recovery momentum. Expect global food shortages as well
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
The overuse of a hashtag, double posting because of facebook links (I have this problem)
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I'm glad that I don't know. I'm looking forward to reporting on it and experiencing those changes.