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Andrew Wheeler

was nominated for a Shorty Award!


I am a professional motorcycle racing photographer that covers the MotoGP racing series and on occasions World Superbike racing. I also like to cook a little too

www.automotophoto.com - 4,933 followers

The Shorty Interview with Andrew Wheeler

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?

No actually!

How do you decide what to tweet?

Sometimes it just happens...especially if I share something on my FB "fan page" here http://www.facebook.com/andrewwheeler.automotophoto

Why should we vote for you?

Because I feel motorcycle racing in the USA get's a short shrift when it comes to coverage in the media, esp with 3 Americans in MotoGP!

Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

Actually only a spammer. I guess I have been lucky in that respect.

How do you make your tweets unique?

I am unique...so naturally I think they're going to have that "Wheeler" flair!

What question are we not asking here that we should?

What's does the future hold?

How long can you go without a tweet?

few hours!!

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?

#gazoomp For me it means entertaining, irrelevant, funny

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

Automotophoto of course! Andrew wheeler and motorcycle photography...and of course Paris Hilton and her GP125 team

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

Actually it would be places that are local to me here in Capitola. Plus, I'd say arranging meetups in other countries where I travel

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

Not really, you can't force people to follow. I'd say Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies or Valentino Rossi..but I prefer to follow folks who follow me

What feature should Twitter add?

60 more characters!

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

Well there was "@roadracerxmag " but they sadly closed their doors, so I'd have to go for @LCA7 who has always had a unique view of things

What inspires you to tweet?

Wild and crazy thoughts that crash into my mind!

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

Oh heavens, I'd say @motomatters for his tireless coverage of the world of motorcycle racing...

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

Don't Twitter when you're drunk...or have drunk a little too much..

Why'd you start tweeting?

Because I like the immediacy of it...

How do you imagine Twitter changing?

I'd see realtime images being insert along with Tweets..and maybe a few more characters..

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

I'm not a fan of using words or phrases such as l8r for example...

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

Follow people who follow you..seems only fair right?

How do you use Twitter in your professional life?

With LinkedIn, and by announcing updates to my my FB LIKE page: http://www.facebook.com/andrewwheeler.automotophoto

What are six things you could never do without?

My wife, my dog, my cat, my cameras, my cooking, beer.

What will the world be like 10 years from now?

Hopefully happier.

How will the world change in the next year?

I hope that people will find work, and that the economy will start to improve..simple really huh?

Twitter or Facebook?

Both.

What's your best tweet?

Come to dinner here..Spanish chickpea soup tonight!

Why should people follow you?

To hopefully see what I see if I share something via FB or my website, food or motorcycle related...we can all learn from each other!

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

My mum.

Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?

Not really..it's like everything else, just adds something to the day.

Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?

@jakeharrisongp Seriously self deprecating.

140 characters of advice for a new user?

Keep it short, succinct and with a certain amount of impact, and class.

What was the funniest trend you've seen?

Anything with Bieber..

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?

That it has no actual worth or usefulness

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