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The Shorty Interview
with Barbara Bender
What's your best tweet?
Any tweet that I get a reply on makes my day. Those are my best tweets.
What are six things you could never do without?
My cat, my famil/friends, my cell phone, my tv, Reeses pbutter cups &wine!
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twidroyd, of course. Love the retweet with comment feature.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter reaches many more people that are annonymous. I like that. Facebook is on lockdown. I'm not fb friends with anybody I don't know.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#themostembarrassingthingever is pretty good for laughs.
What feature should Twitter add?
I like the pix and video capabilities. I use them. Add emoticons!!
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
There are enough people that DO have Twitter feeds. I don't need to worry about those that don't.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Never shorten "Christmas". Do not take the Christ out of Christmas!
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Oh, I wish @ConanObrien would follow me!
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes! Some guy sent me a xrated pix. Turn off! Don't recall who it was. Some scumbag.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I'm a regular Twitter user. I'm addicted, actually.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#puppybowl was the best. So happy it was trending. Here's one...#thingstodobefore2012
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Just always being informed about everything so quickly. Any connectionor reply thrills me. It's like, Wow! Somebody read MY words!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
When I watch #AmericanIdol, I sometimes critique the singer & post under #Simonwouldsay ...I've had fun with that.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I do add <3 when something touches my <3. When it makes me mad I add >:-( Confused :-/
What inspires you to tweet?
Emotions, for sure.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Yes. My friends have threatened to take my phone away.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't be mean to other Twittarians. You can disagree without being a hater and using nasty, hurtful words. They have rights to opinions, too.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I get my news from it all day long. I think it's a wonderful, up to the minute resource. I need to get a Twitter tee shirt!
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Which one of your Twitter FOLLOWERS interests you the most and WHY?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Allowing more words per Tweet?
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Well, you have to give it the #MadMen characters. They live in their little Mad Men Twitter soap opera, which I like to chime in on, too.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@AndyLevy makes me laugh. Most of the time it's average people tweeting about what just happened on some tv show we're watching.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
People that never tried it, knock it. It's great fun. Nobody judges me on my age, weight or middle class status. It's all about words :)
Why should people follow you?
I'm single, so Twittarians keep me company while I'm watching tv shows, or having cocktails or just sharing opinions or wishing them well.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
I like #OldSallyDraper and #OldDonDraper. I just found out there's an #OldBettyFrancis, too.
How do you decide what to tweet?
Whatever comes to my head about the moment.
Why'd you start tweeting?
To read what others are saying about the tv show while WE are all watching it together. Like a giant living room with friends.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
YES! It keeps me entertained and gives me company. I'm not alone! I'm in a giant living room conversing with Twitter buddies.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
If you're pushing a product, don't be like #thesituation and keep retweeting about it. He's really annoying!
How will the world change in the next year?
NOTHING WOULD SURPRISE ME! How is Jersey Shore such an obsession? Whyyyy?
What are some big Twitter faux pas? NOT take a pix of your junk & use it as your profile pix! I am not interested in seeing it! Also, spam. I am not interested.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Hopefully still employed, healthy & happy.