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Nicholas Kristof

was nominated for a Shorty Award!

New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, co-author @Half the Sky, www.facebook.com/kri...

www.nytimes.com/kristof - 1,385,372 followers

The Shorty Interview with Nicholas Kristof

How do you use Twitter in your professional life?

I learn about new articles and ideas. I get a head's up on what's happening from Sudan to Burma. And, I confess, I self-promote. :)

140 characters of advice for a new user?

Tell us something we don't know but should. And never tell us what you've had for breakfast. Unless it's worms. And they're delicious.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?

The big misconception is that Twitter is for TELLING OTHERS what you're lunching on. The truth is, Twitter is for LISTENING & learning.

How do you imagine Twitter changing?

Twitter will be the 1st rough draft of history. And it'll increasingly challenge governments in China & other authoritarian countries.

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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