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Tim is Video/Assignment Editor at Deadspin.com and operates the websites 30fps, Gifulmination.com, and Mocksession. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is a former communication professor who completed his doctoral coursework at the University of South Florida.
In what ways do you waste the most time on social media?
Trying to catch up. I follow almost 1,000 people. There's no way I'll see every tweet.
What's the wildest experience you've had via social media?
The end of the 2010 Australian Rules Football Grand Final was wild, esp. because it was at three in the morning.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Share unique content.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I try not to think about it that much. If you do, it's probably not worth tweeting.
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
Animated GIFs have been used as a form of communication and as an artistic platform for a long time. Tim's approach to creating them by capturing live television and turning small moments into easily-shared and transformative productions has been groundbreaking in its contribution to the grammar of making animated images for the social web. As a Twitter early adopter, he's watched the site go from its text-only "twittr" days to the rich media it now embraces.