Craig Jamieson - Shorty Interview

Shorty Interview

I actually don’t recall doing this Shorty Interview, but today I stumbled upon the interview for the Shorty Awards and given the answers, I thought I’d take a stab at answering the questions again as I see things now.

TWITTER OR FACEBOOK?

I hardly use Facebook, deliberately as it’s too addictive and just not very productive. My time is too valuable, so I use twitter more frequently.

WHAT WILL THE WORLD BE LIKE 10 YEARS FROM NOW?

I don’t think it will be very different, still no flying cars, but hopefully self driving cars are more common space. Hopefully 3D printers will be as common as ink jet printers. Hopefully the internet of things is a lot more obvious and integrated into our lives.

WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE WOULD DO MORE OF ON TWITTER?

Share images relative to their tweets, makes my scanning even easier.

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR TWEETS UNIQUE?

I’ve started making them shorter, started adding more images.

WHAT FEATURE SHOULD TWITTER ADD?

Add to reading list so that I don’t have to favorite a tweet in order to remind myself to read it later.

HOW DO YOU USE TWITTER IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE?

I use it to stay current on whats happening in the industry.

WHO DO YOU ADMIRE MOST FOR HIS OR HER USE OF TWITTER?

Nobody really stands out for me, theres just so much tweeting going on.

TERMS YOU WISH WOULD START TRENDING ON TWITTER RIGHT NOW?

#loseyourego #bekind #benicetopeople #thankyou

WHY’D YOU START TWEETING?

Cause it was new and wanted to learn more, this was before the all the hype (basically before E made it celebrity cool)

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO TWEET?

I’m not as inspired to tweet as much anymore, but I do hope there are people reading it who think I’m interesting enough to follow and hopefully that presents interesting opportunities

WHO DO YOU WISH HAD A TWITTER FEED BUT DOESN’T?

Who doesn’t have a twitter account these days?

HAVE YOU EVER UNFOLLOWED SOMEONE? WHO AND WHY?

Yes, mostly people who seem like robots

IS THERE SOMEONE YOU WANT TO FOLLOW YOU WHO DOESN’T ALREADY? IF SO, WHO?

@JoshuaDavis @shortyawards @fwa @F_i @rga @hugeinc

WHAT ARE SOME WORDS OR PHRASES YOU REFUSE TO SHORTEN FOR BREVITY?

Can’t think of any at this time.

EVER GET CALLED OUT FOR TWEETING TOO MUCH?

Not that I’m aware of, I think people just unfollow these days.

HAS TWITTER CHANGED YOUR LIFE? IF YES, HOW?

Yeah definitely, I have no need to watch the news, if I want to stay current, I use twitter.

HASHTAG YOU CREATED THAT YOU WISH EVERYONE USED?

#minifigmondays

WHAT’S YOUR BEST TWEET?

Don’t harsh my morning mellow dude!

WHY SHOULD WE VOTE FOR YOU?

Cause it’s the right thing to do.

140 CHARACTERS OF ADVICE FOR A NEW USER?

Don’t be a dick. If your words is heated, walk away before you hit tweet.

WHAT’S THE MOST INTERESTING CONNECTION YOU’VE MADE THROUGH TWITTER?

@johnmaeda started following me, he’s a huge inspiration.

WHAT ARE SOME BIG TWITTER FAUX PAS?

Yeah I’ve been given a mouthful and laughed at by some bigger names online for some not as well thought out comments I have made.

HOW LONG CAN YOU GO WITHOUT A TWEET?

A couple of days, I’m really not as into Twitter as much as I used to be.

WHAT ARE SIX THINGS YOU COULD NEVER DO WITHOUT?

1. Internet access 2. MacBook 3. iPhone 4. Gym 5. Protein 6. Water

WHAT WAS THE FUNNIEST TREND YOU’VE SEEN?

All the people who repeat what speakers say at conferences, but they all say it differently as they try get it all in 140 characters. Just take a photo of the slide, be human and say, this is a rad quote from @soandso

HOW WILL THE WORLD CHANGE IN THE NEXT YEAR?

The world is too big for me to focus on, my world will become more focussed.