What's your best tweet?
How are #Beatles
even allowed share a hashtag - or similar, RT dozens of time & @klout
thinks I'm a Beatles expert ever since!?
What are six things you could never do without?
Phone, laptop, internet, TV, family, friends - is it bad I listed family & friends last, even if they know they mean more :)
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Share blog posts & info that interests my followers, maybe 50/50 biz/personal. Also tweet for social media clients.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck - best way to manage multiple conversations & not get totally lost!
Twitter or Facebook?
What feature should Twitter add?
Works as it is, don't tweak to compete with other networks please!
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Nick Rhodes from @DuranDuran
- yes, I'm a big Durannie & think Nick could be quite entertaining, but I hear he's not a fan :(
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Always unfollow celeb accounts that are run by their PR team, it's the celeb we want to hear from!?
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#debbiehaswonthelotto - wishful thinking, but then again since I don't even have a ticket what's the chance of that?!
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
#SMEcommunity - over 1000 Irish biz ppl who chat about everything from dealing with creditors to cream cakes!! Met lots of 'em offline too!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#themarketingshop - my biz, not used as much as it could be but that's because twitter's best for chatting about all sorts isn't it?
How do you make your tweets unique?
Imitation may be flattery, but not online. Be you, be unique and be human!
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Not yet, but think a record in one day was around 80 during a heated debate!
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Chat to people, don't be shy! Don't spam people with tweets telling how great you (or worse your biz!) are, we'll judge for ourselves. Enjoy!
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Yes, it's got to make money but I hope they don't over-commercialise it
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
- an Irish co who are on twitter almost all day every day, helping lots of people rather than focusing on their biz only.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's a great place to sell, it's not! You might get traffic to a blog/site, make connections but it's not a direct sales channel folks!
Why should people follow you?
For news, views, chat & whatever comes to mind!
How do you decide what to tweet?
Don't plan it, go with the flow and see who's free to chat or what's going on. Twitter faster than other social media, rigid plans not good
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes, have met lots of great people online & subsequently at tweet-ups. As a first year new biz, great to have virtual colleagues too :)
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Spamming! Can't mention ipad/diet & you're swamped! Although the jaffa cake bot quite amusing - the first time you see "eat me!"
How will the world change in the next year?
More time on social media, streamline it a bit though & switch it off for productivity. Fewer laptops by 2013 though, all about tablets now.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Auto-tweets on the hour, discussing biz customers, nasty criticism for sake of it, never re-tweeting or chatting & never all capitals!!
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
A lot smarter, a lot less paper, CD/DVD as rare as vinyls are now, TV streamed through web primarily. A lot more connected.