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The Shorty Interview
with Ksenia Shomnikova
What's your best tweet?
Oh dear, do I get to decide??? Let me see... Hmmm... Wait! I know!.. But it's in Russian.
What are six things you could never do without?
My family. My friends. My imagination. Sleep. Food. Air.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
My professional life is a joke. So not at all.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
I'm old school, not so much into apps.
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Honestly, I don't pay attention to trends.
What feature should Twitter add?
I'm happy with what I have.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Ben Barnes
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Try to escape "u"s instead of "you"s... Not a big fan of shortenings in general.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I already gave that answer. Either Nathan Fillion or Ivan Urgant. Which would be utopian.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Sure I did. Don't remember who and why though, I guess for thesame reasons I unfollowed them.
Why should we vote for you?
Oh, stop it guys, the pleasure is all mine!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#Castle #hugyourlovedones #Cresmix (:=)
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
RAFrenzy. She's a well of terrific!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
Don't think I ever created any. Very unoriginal.
How do you make your tweets unique?
If they are, I haven't noticed.
What inspires you to tweet?
A clear thought.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Never. Because I don't.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Follow for content, never ponder unfollows, avoid brevities, retweet the smart and the funny, be yourself, don't overdo.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Long enough. As long as I can stay away from my PC. Which can be up to 2 weeks long.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
You still might, let's not give up guys!
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Be more interactive somehow...
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Sohail Abid.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Nathan Fillion and Ivan Urgant (the Russian Nathan Fillion)
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's a waste of time.
Why should people follow you?
It's not an obligation. People should follow if they like my tweets. No big deal.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
CanadaCool is definitely one of them.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I don't. If the thought is short enough and is a tad important - do it!
Why'd you start tweeting?
To follow a person's tweet about his country that I needed for my research.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
I feel more connected to the world around. Hearing from people I'll never be able to meet, seeing the things they share with us is incredible
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Be kind and appreciative.
How will the world change in the next year?
It'll be a year older. A bit more crowded. Hopefully, happier.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Are there any? Or I am so oblivious?
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Like a small sized bluish planet circling round the sun on a usual daily routine.