with Dr. Frank Simon
What's your best tweet?
probably all the tweets when and after the Magnitude 9.0 Quake hit Japan and the following Tsunami and Nuclear disaster.
What are six things you could never do without?
Love,Twitter, iPhone, science, car, money
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
for competitive intelligence
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck and Twittelator
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
probably all the copy cats videos of Gangnam Style
What feature should Twitter add?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
yes, some like anyone. The first one was Guy Kawasaki because he was making my first days on Twitter miserable with 500 tweets a day
Why should we vote for you?
there is no others like me in Japan
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Probably connecting with some celebs like Mariel Hemingway, Sarah Gratton.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I like to teach people something they should know about, either a story that just broke up, some life lessons or make them laugh.
What inspires you to tweet?
interacting with new people
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
sometimes from newbies, yes. Then I teach them to create lists
140 characters of advice for a new user?
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What do you think about Facebook profiting from your online activities?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
eventually we will be hit by publicity ...that will spur the birth of another platform mimicking the original Twitter
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
that it's about telling others what you are doing. Instead it's about telling others what is happening
Why should people follow you?
I create content with my photography. I travel a lot in and outside Japan so people get to virtually travel to those areas through my photos
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
I try to choose stuff that I primarily like. And surprisingly, everyone can find something interesting
Why'd you start tweeting?
I was all alone on a 3 months business trip
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
It's my #1
communication tool to reach new friends
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
stop RT only but actually connect more with each others
How will the world change in the next year?
will see more global warming effects
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
To answer trolls that only mean to hurt your reputation
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
It will be a world driven by information