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The Shorty Interview with Ivete Sangalo

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

Use Twitter to help others, like a huge demonstration we have seen for Haiti! Twitter has shown to be again, a very important power tool to spread the news and recruit efforts around the globe.

How long can you go without a tweet?

No more than a day!!! If I don't tweet my team posts some updates from my website www.ivetesangalo.com so there is always something new!

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?

Yes :) Specially when I started.

Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

Not yet ;)

Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?

Of course!! Now I can communicate with my fans in real time, not only through twitter's website but from my cellphone anywhere in the world. That gives me a very quick feedback, what my 600k followers are talking about me.

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

Hope for Haiti Now!

Twitter or Facebook?


Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?


What inspires you to tweet?

My LIFE, my music and specially my lovely fans!! They are the best in the world!

140 characters of advice for a new user?

1st is to follow @ivetesangalo and be the first to know best contest and has the exclusive news about me and my career :) 2nd, use twitter to spread love!

How do you use Twitter in your professional life?

To communicate with my fans and promote some news and concerts calendar!!!

What will the world be like 10 years from now?

More and more connected. As technology evolves people will continue to communicate in real time and more and more devices will be created from every corner of the world.

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

So many!!! Can't point one. All my fans are really special

What was the funniest trend you've seen?

Yes We Creu! It trended when Rio has been choosen to host 2016 Olympics. It was a parody from famous Obama campaign jargon Yes We can, and a popular brazilian funk music, called Creu.

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


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

Stevie Wonder!!! I wish in the future, that would be a app for blinds to Tweet, something with voice recognition or something... I would love to hear what this genius of music and king of love would have to say. Stevie Wonder, I would be your most loyal follower

How do you make your tweets unique?

I write them myself (lol) and I love it, I also reply as much as I can to my fans. I can recognize them from concerts.

Why'd you start tweeting?

I started tweeting myself on July 2009 because all my fans where asking me to it and I wanted to create this direct connection with them. My website team tweet for me since 2008 and we also use Twitter to promote news and information about my carrer.

What feature should Twitter add?

Upload pictures right from twitter website!

Why should we vote for you?

Because I really love Twitter and my followers :) and personally interact with them replying their message and promoting really cool twitter exclusive contests like: Miss and Mister Twitter: a beauty twitter contest: where we selected 2 prettiest (boy and girl) @ivetesangalo followers and gave away a exclusive giveaway. #GrammycomRiachuelo: While I was on pregnancy license and was nominated to Grammy Latino, we created a contest to choose 2 fans to represent me in the Cerimony in Las Vegas. I also promote the "Wednesday Call" where I select a few followers that provide their numbers and call them myself, for a phone chat!! They love it!! So do I! #CanteeConteComigo:Contest to select a new talent singer to sing with me on Carnival in Bahia, Brazil. The world's most popular party. The contest is ongoing and the winner can also bring a guest to watch the perfomance.

How will the world change in the next year?

More and more people will start tweeting using this social network as a way to share information and show generosity. I hope nothing change in soccer so we can again win in the next Worldcup again :)

What's your best tweet?

"Kids, I am going to stop tweeting now, because I believe its time to have my baby!! Thank you all for such love!!! A HUUUUGE kiss!!" http://twitter.com/ivetesangalo/status/4562952079