Stephen Clark was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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The Shorty Interview
with Stephen Clark
What's your best tweet?
I've been spending too much time on Twitter. This morning I hand-wrote a note to my wife and put a hashtag before the xoxoxo
What are six things you could never do without?
My MacBook Pro, my big screen TV, my guitar, my wife, my 2 daughters and the cat. Oh, that's 7 things. Forget the cat.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I use Twitter and the #backchannel to maintain a constant dialogue with the viewers of my newscasts. 24/7
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck
Twitter or Facebook?
70/30 Twitter > Facebook
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Its going on now. Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen admits he "stunk" as GM. #understatement
What feature should Twitter add?
Interactive anchor/reporter for WXYZ TV. Ringmaster of the #Backchannel...Detroit's single most significant daily social media event.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
My wife. Who knows what she's thinking :-)
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I avoid shortening anything. That's part of the fun, complete words, thoughts and sentences in 140 characters.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@ConanOBrien I would like to be his one and only folowee--but I'll settle for second.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes, for frequent pointless and vulgar rants.
Why should we vote for you?
I believe the #backchannel is really about the community that participates. A vote for me is a vote for all of us.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#backchannel, Detroit187, Detroit2020
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
@JessicaNorthey, she is linked to the most fascinating and diverse network. and she's tireless
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#backchannel
How do you make your tweets unique?
Most of my tweets are spontaneous and conversational. That's not unique, but I think that's rare.
What inspires you to tweet?
The absolute need to connect with my TV audience. I've talked AT them for 32 years, it's time for me to listen.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
A few times during the 11:00 news we will have so many people conversing that someone will comment. But they usually end up joining us.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Avoid exceeding 140 characters. Please, never Twitlonger. Please.
How long can you go without a tweet?
How long is a good night's sleep?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What am I going to do with the Shorty award money. Oh, there's no money? Nevermind
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I'm afraid it is destined to become even more commercial and less personal
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@TVAmy
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@CharlieCurve
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is a waste of time. Nothing can be further from the truth
Why should people follow you?
I will engage, enlighten, educate and entertain
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@Weirdnews, @earthquake
How do you decide what to tweet?
If i run across information that I believe will enrich, enlighten or entertain the #backchannel community, I tweet it.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I started tweeting while anchoring newscasts because I was bored, I continue to tweet during newscasts because I am engaged.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. Connecting via Twitter to my TV audience has energized me beyond measure. I feel a responsibility to do better for them every day.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Inform
How will the world change in the next year?
More people will connect via social media. They will talk and inspire and they might just act.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Starting a conversation, then not responding
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
We will be more connected. We just have to resist the urge to be less communicative.