Interview 140 Brief:
During our research and while looking into different profiles on Twitter, we stumbled upon a certain trend being carried out by a few great Twitter lovers who have the ability to use Twitter in a way that makes the world a better place! Thus, the idea of Interview in 140 characters came into play! We decided to pick one Twitter user every once in a while and interview him/her about different topics of interest to the whole Twitter community and us as well.
The first Interview140 took place on May 14th, 2009 with S K Jain who was brought to my interest based on the number of his followers, his valuable tweets and well-picked retweets (more than 11,000 status updates since joining Twitter).
A line about the interviewee:
@beiruta: 1. When and why did you decide to join Twitter?
@skashliwal: Joined on Dec’06 to explore the world transparently & instantly
@beiruta: 2. What are your favorite Twitter tools ?
@skashliwal: Tweetdeck, Twitteranalyzer
@beiruta: 3. How do you pick people you follow?
@skashliwal: The quality of the Tweets
@beiruta: 4. What advice do you offer new Twitterers?
@skashliwal: To add Value to your community
@beiruta: 5. How do you choose your Twitter retweets?
@skashliwal: Positive Tweets & some thing significant I wanna share in my circle
@beiruta: 6. What do you say is your passion online, business-wise?
@skashliwal: So far interaction & relations with people, no business objective here
@beiruta: 7. What do you blog about?
@skashliwal: Mostly I blog about spiritual, positivity.
@beiruta: 8. Do you use Twitter to promote your blog? How?
@skashliwal: By sharing links of the blog on twitter.
@beiruta: 9. How do you feel a writer/blogger benefits from Twitter?
@skashliwal: Relations with people worldwide, their view points, a lot of interesting useful stuff!
@beiruta: 10. What other social media tools do you use?
@skashliwal: Facebook, Linkedin, ecademy, plaxo
@beiruta: 11. Do you think of using Twitter in the long-term? Why?
@skashliwal: Yes, for Real time access to the Global Village!
From this Interview140 we can conduct the following results:
- Even bloggers and writers, using Twitter only to interact with their communities shy from business agendas, benefit from the reach and scope that Twitter provides.
- True Twitter believers spend a few good hours per day to stay connected with their communities and give back to them by offering valuable and interesting ideas, thoughts and stories.
- The ratio of followers to those following can determine if a person is to be followed or not.
- Twitter alone might not be the best medium for spreading your ideas, thoughts or even business related topics.
Interview140 Lesson Learned:
When tweeting, be yourself as much as possible. People will appreciate your transparency and will care more for what you tweet.
Note: If you’d like us to interview you next, kindly contact us via twitter or write a comment below telling us why you think your Twitter experience is worth being publicized :)