Each week, I’ll try to interview one of the biggies on Twitter … the Twitter Elite. This week’s interview is with @nansen or Nansen Malin:
Name: Nansen Malin
Location: Seaview WA
Bio: Passionate about politics, technology, beach life, salmon &creating change. Alinsky grad who does conservative politics. Mom of 4. Member WA GOP State Exec Board.
At the time of this interview @nansen had over 86,000 followers.
How long have you been on Twitter?
@nansen: Since April 14, 2008.
How did you find out about it?
@nansen: Social Networking blog sites.
What Twitter client do you use? And why do you like it?
@nansen: I LOVE TweetDeck and for iphone I use Twittelator Pro. I love TweetDeck because:
1. Ease of reply and direct message.
2. Ease of inserting hashtags, shortening a tweet, twitpic, and link insert.
3. The search columns… up to 10 of them… very very helpful.
What do you use Twitter for mostly?
@nansen: Conversations, grassroots political activism and even recipes!
What do you attribute to your large number of followers?
@nansen: I have a good profile page, a unique photo (yes that is my hair color) and I help new twitter people. Word spreads. I am honored to be recommended as a good person to follow. I follow people back too!
What tip(s) would you give others for Twitter success?
@nansen: Keep it real. Twitter is about relationships and conversations. Don’t lecture, ask questions and follow hashtags for like-minded people, special interest groups and topics of interest.
Would you ever pay for additional services from Twitter? If so, what services?
@nansen: I would. I value the platform and would like to be able to support their efforts. I would like some help with bugs, spam, and tech glitches too.
In 140 characters or less, what has Twitter meant for you personally?
@nansen:twttr is source of friends,conversations,information,grassrootspolitics,&action.Twttr has expanded my influence &taught me valuable lessons
Thank you, @nansen! You can follow @nansen at:
Please tell her @TweeterTips sent you!