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Had to post this… good friend of Al Vimh, Bob Awsome – his interview for the Shorty Awards:

Bob Awesome

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with Bob Awesome

What’s your best tweet?

All of them.

What are six things you could never do without?

Non applicable, there’s nothing I cannot do, or do without.

How do you use Twitter in your professional life?

I don’t work, people pay me just to be.

What’s your favorite Twitter app?


Twitter or Facebook?

They are very different platforms, both with their merits. I wouldn’t like to choose because, being awesome, it may influence others.

What was the funniest trend you’ve seen?

I’m currently enjoying @al_vimh ranting at the #CBB7 and #uksnow trends

What feature should Twitter add?

I don’t think they need to add anything necessarily but I do feel they should rename it to Bobber. And then we can all “bob” on “Bobber”

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

As far as i’m aware everyone I want to find on Twitter is already there.

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

Given the option I would shorten nothing, I prefer to speak clear English, I wouldn’t want anyone to misunderstand me and miss out.

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

I would very much like the Prime Minister to follow me, I think he needs my advice.

Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

Of course, there are a lot of spam accounts out there, i’ve followed people as thanks for following me before, only to find they’re net bots.

Why should we vote for you?

I’m Bob Awesome.

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?


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

I think all of the connections i’ve made through Twitter have been interesting, if not to me, then certainly to others.

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?

Once again, #bobawesome

How do you make your tweets unique?

I sign them.

What inspires you to tweet?

I am my own inspiration

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?

Of course not, the public want more!

140 characters of advice for a new user?

Asides from following me? I think it depends on what you use it for, but if you’re blogging for humour, keep it short, sweet and punchy.

How long can you go without a tweet?

I can go without tweeting indefinitely, but others get withdrawal if I don’t tweet and i’m nothing if not caring.

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

@al_vimh, a comic genius

Why’d you start tweeting?

Because i’ve so much to share with the people of the world.

Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?

Certainly, it has allowed be to bring my awesomeness to the world, it’s easier than doing it with the power of thought as I used to

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

Follow me, I hate to think folks are missing out on the radiance of my virtual presence

How will the world change in 2010?

Well, it’s going to see a lot more of me. The first annual Bob Awesome Appreciation Day is July 24th 2010. Good times. Awesome times.

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

The use of profanity is unnecessary I feel. I’m no prude, but it puts some folks off of reading what you have to say.

What will the world be like 10 years from now?

Awesome, if I have anything to do with it. Which, of course, I will.