with Rami El-Ashi, Esq.
What's your best tweet?
After some Hardcore Number Crunching Action, my top tweet is: "#Sandy pic.twitter.com/ELXx0R99"
What are six things you could never do without?
1) Religion. 2) Family. 3) Virtual Business Models. 4) Money. 5) Opportunity. 6) Personal Network.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I use Twitter as a lab to test experiments as well as gathering funds for my online charity @luminusfund
What's your favorite Twitter app?
For my phone: "THE Twitter app". For my computer, I'm a definite Hootsuite user.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter for engaging, Facebook is a more intimate gathering.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#That5aroofLogic if that is translated into English it is: #ThatGoatLogic
What feature should Twitter add?
To allow users to tag other users to a tweet without it taking up from the 140 chars.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Any word above 3 letters. Things like "impsble". I mean seriously? "hwa u"? I will NOT answer you.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Plenty! Anyone that insults me gets blocked immediately and in turn is unfollowed automatically. I unfollow too many to name.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I'm being a creative as I can be to help the children of Palestine get life saving surgeries.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I've made three close call connections. I almost married 2 and 1 died. So I've had some insane times.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#TweetForPalestine - during the month of Ramadan, this was a highly used hashtag, but now that the campaign is over, the tag bowed out.
How do you make your tweets unique?
What inspires you to tweet?
If 1% of my followers benefit from my tweets. That would be enough to make me smile.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Tweet YOU. Don't tweet everyone else. The more real you are, the more people can relate to you. The better the experience overall.
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What does a shorty award mean to you?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Well I don't see any major deviations to their model. I mean 140 chars. is 140 chars. Tweet & Read. It can't change too much.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
There are too many to name, but those who use Twitter to inspire others, to teach others, to engage in a positive manner, have my respect.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Didi Duck (that's not her username), but she makes me laugh. Also a new friend from Twitter.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is a business platform. That it is a place to spam. You can do none of those directly through twitter and be ultimately successful.
Why should people follow you?
They should follow if they're looking to be inspired. If they want to learn something new. If they want to help others.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
Out of the tens of thousands that I do follow, only 5 are one-of-a-kind but I will not use this to promote them. They are private.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I switch up depending on mood and how I grow. I started off with business, then quotes, then love, and now I'm back to business.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Initially because my friends were on Twitter, but then it all changed once my content reached the masses. I made a LOT of new friends.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
It definitely has. It has opened the doors to some phenomenal opportunities. I have actually partnered with several of my Twitter followers.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Tweet USEFUL content. I really don't care much for those that tell me the complete details of their day. Used the toilet? Congrats.
How will the world change in the next year?
It will probably remain the same unless I devise a creative plan to save it!
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Spamming my DMs, asking me to shout you out, asking me to follow you back.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
I will fly to work. We will all be fat.