John C Abell

was nominated for a Shorty Award!


Tech Columnist & Critic, Reuters • Contributing Editor, LinkedIn • ex-Wired

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The Shorty Interview with John C Abell

Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?

Twitter has become the priest in my confessional, the ocean for my message-carrying bottle, the stern editor demanding clarity and precision.

Why'd you start tweeting?

I signed up because it seemed cool. But I didn't Tweet in earnest until much later when I felt I had things to share, not just say.

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

No, at this point I add people sparingly. I drop people sparingly, too.

How long can you go without a tweet?

Longer than I used to be able to go without a cigarette when I smoked, but a day doesn't go by -- or even many hours.

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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 6th annual ceremony will be held in New York City and livestreamed on the web on April 7, 2014.

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