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The Shorty Interview with Misha Collins

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?


Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

yes. myself. for being a copycat.

Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?

absolutely. it has made my average paragraph shorter.

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

#monkeypelts, #soma, #canineteeth

What are six things you could never do without?

Air, water, fire, food, shelter and carmel.

140 characters of advice for a new user?

Do not fall victim to these arbitrary constraints! 140 symbols? What diety dictated that our poetic vision ends at measly 140 characters? FU.

What's your best tweet?

I think therefore i twit. [full disclosure: i have never twitted this twit.]... (ellipsis added for emphasize.)

Why should we vote for you?

You shouldn't. I didn't.

What was the funniest trend you've seen?

I've never seen a funny trend. Unless your talking about twitter.

How long can you go without a tweet?

forever. How about you? Huh? yeah! that fries your circuits doesn't it, sucker.

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

myself. And you, of course. (because i'm being a lickspittle.)

How do you decide what to tweet?

This is the longest Q & A i have ever been subjected to. I decide what to tweet based on a complex demographically generated algorithm.

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

One thing i would tell all new twitters is: Don't answer stupid questions.

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

Ha, ha! very funny. No one cool doesn't already follow me.

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

I have connected with my keyboard, primarily.

How do you use Twitter in your professional life?

I have no professional life. Unless you are talking about the oldest profession in the world.

How will the world change in the next year?

It won't. This will stand out as the year that absolutely nothing changed. mark my words.

Twitter or Facebook?

Oh, come on! Get with the times! Twitting and FBing are so 2011. Everyone is skywriting now.

How do you make your tweets unique?

By rmvng th vwls.

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?

not until now.

Why should people follow you?

Because I have unusually long cuticles.

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

Nope. Because i don't follow anyone. If you are going to keep asking questions. I'm going to quit. I feel like i am being waterboarded.

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


What will the world be like 10 years from now?

a soft pillow made of stones.

Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?

i don't follow anyone, so.... God.

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

My dentist.

What question are we not asking here that we should?

Why are you still typing?

How do you imagine Twitter changing?

I imagine one day that twitter will be something that thoughtful people will care about. But i'm a dreamer.

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


What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?

That it's an agricultural website.

What feature should Twitter add?

For a small fee you should be able to rent high quality threshing machines, silos and livestock.

What inspires you to tweet?


Why'd you start tweeting?

i was curious what this whole twitting thing was about.