Tim Burrows was nominated for a Shorty Award!


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The Shorty Interview
with Tim Burrows
What's your best tweet?
Thank you!
What are six things you could never do without?
My wife. My children. Music. A mentor. A smile. A desire to keep trying to improve myself.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I take a subject that impacts everyone (traffic safety) and put it into easy to understand and relatable means for improving lives.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Either or? How about both. If I have to decide...Twitter. It's better for the public that I am only allowed to communicate in short bursts.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Reality TV
What feature should Twitter add?
Take back that Tweet
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Winston Churchill
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Too many to name. I followed everyone in the beginning...then I figured out, there is way too much porn going on with my account. #Awkward
Why should we vote for you?
I will say thank you and really, really, really mean it!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Road safety is every one's responsibility.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
A person with a disease that I knew nothing about or how it affected people who has taught me a great deal.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I include my personality and pet peeves in them. I talk about traffic like it impacts everyone...how much more unique could I be #GeekAlert
What inspires you to tweet?
The thought that I may be saving lives
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Not from the public...my wife? Maybe
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Listen 2 what people r saying. Learn what people want. Make it all about others. Contribute in a positive manner. Give more than than expectd
How long can you go without a tweet?
Awake? One hour. Asleep? I set an alarm to make sure that I tweet within 5 hours. (Kidding its really 6)
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Who would you most like to have dinner with...alive or dead.
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I can only see it getting bigger and more relevant in everyday life
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@carrieburrows All she does is help others improve their lives and health. @chrisbrogan He fascinates me
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Wow...there are so many to chose from When you deal with tragedy a lot, funny tweets are great to turn to. @shitmydadsays is one for sure.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That greatness can't come from 140 characters.
Why should people follow you?
I don't think they "should" follow me. I am humbled when they do and for that I will give them everything I can to improve their lives.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@dropitanddrive @trafficsafety4u @saferoadsusa @trafficdepot
How do you decide what to tweet?
I let the environment and what people are talking about, asking or wanting to hear decide for me.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I figured that I had a message that needed to be heard and if enough people would buy into it, our little corner of the world would be safer.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. When I used to talk, everyone would walk away to ignore the traffic geek. Now, they can't even see me coming!
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Talk about traffic safety
How will the world change in the next year?
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Stealing others great content. Lying. Insulting. Ignoring.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Everyone will share my geekness for traffic safety. There will be no more drinking and driving, speeding, collisions or traffic jams.