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The Shorty Interview with Regina Holliday

Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?

@tedeytan @Practical Wisdom @Lygeia @Kaitbr @ChristineKraft

What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?

I won't shorten #cinderblocks or #TheWalkingGallery. Activism is not easy. If you can't tweet a long hashtag you may not be cut out for this.

Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?

@boltyboy, just like me he often suffers from filter failure ;) with hilarious results.

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

#EOL #PtSafety #HCSM

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?


What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?


What inspires you to tweet?

I think twitter can hold your hand as your husband dies; it can fly above and connect us to one another and thereby change the world.

How will the world change in the next year?

We will see more disruption in healthcare through third party apps and pushy artists.

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

As I said, I have filter failure so I am not usually aware of a faux pas.

Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

I unfollow folks who curse often, are spam-bots or don't tweet for 6 months.

How do you decide what to tweet?

I live-tweet frequently at conference as I feel it is my duty to spread the word to all of those who wish to be there but cannot.

Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?

Not really, everything happens in its own time.

How do you use Twitter in your professional life?

Twitter is my number 1 platform for communication. I tell folks on my phone message to plz tweet to me and I will respond.

Why should people follow you?

If people are interested in the intersection of patient rights, data access, art, storytelling and pop-culture, I am probably a good choice.

Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?

@Tedeytan He makes every tweet count.

140 characters of advice for a new user?

Dive in the pool! The best way to learn is to get started!

What will the world be like 10 years from now?

A lot less cluttered, my smart phone is my paper, my clock, my radio, my calulator....

Why should we vote for you?

I represent the amazing possibilities available if you use social media to change the world.

How long can you go without a tweet?

24 hours.

What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?

Talk to each other, rather than just push content.

Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?

Most of the leaders in Healthcare!

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?

It is fluffy. It is not fluffy; Twitter is life and death.

What are six things you could never do without?

God, family, my friends, art materials, the ability to speak, the ability to write

Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?

Yes, I owe so much to the friends I have made on twitter. I would be so alone without them.

What feature should Twitter add?

Search history.

What was the funniest trend you've seen?


Twitter or Facebook?

I like them both, that is sort of like asking Salt or Pepper... So different.

How do you imagine Twitter changing?

Probably more advertising, but I hope not...

How do you make your tweets unique?

I speak in my voice...

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?

Once, twitter shut me down for live-tweeting too much.

Why'd you start tweeting?

My husband was dying.

What's your best tweet?

I am trying to talk with Christine Kraft and epatient Dave. (2009-05-04 03:10:33)

What question are we not asking here that we should?

How do you balance your life between social media and traditional media?