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Eudora Peterson (@Pjetey) on Twitter's Character Limit and Not Overthinking Jokes

Eudora Peterson is a New York City-based comedian whose work has appeared on The Hairpin, The Toast, and more. She currently runs Fashion What Ifs, a fashion advice video series on Jezebel’s beauty and style site Millihelen. Recently I asked Peterson to share and talk about three of her favorite tweets, and our conversation covered topics including writing in different personas, the strengths of Twitter’s character limit, and some of her material that’s made the jump from tweets to other media.

DONT say "trouble in paradise?"unless u rly care abt my troubles. daiquiris r spilled evry day&ppl get tangled in hammocks here all the time

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Artist Lisa Hanawalt (@Lisadraws) on Sharing Her Sketchbook and Adopting a Different Persona on Twitter

Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Hanawalt is a coproducer and production designer on the Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman, whose second season comes out this summer. She also co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with Emily Heller on the Maximum Fun network, wrote and illustrated the book My Dirty Dumb Eyes published by Drawn & Quarterly, and contributes to Lucky Peach magazine. On Twitter, Hanawalt gives followers an inside look at her sketchbook as well as [a slightly altered version of] her personality. This week Hanawalt talked to me about three of her favorite tweets, plus butts, Friends, and anxiety.

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Talking to Pascalle Dugay (@frenchielaboozi) About Twitter and the Human Lifespan

Pascalle Dugay is from Detroit and lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In the past she’s contributed to the humor site The Impersonals, and you can read some of her work here. You can also find Dugay on Twitter under the name @frenchielaboozi, where she writes tweets that are exactly the kind of great that warrant her being the first Follow Friday of Splitsider’s new year. Recently, Dugay talked to me about three of her favorite tweets she’s written. We also talked about ghosts, mental illness, and whether or not her Twitter has changed over time.

i really had no idea life would go on this long

— pascalle [...]

Talking to @JuliaDavidovich About Internet Backlash and Tweeting in a Series

Julia Davidovich is a writer living in LA. She co-authored the book Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale, and together with her friend Zoe Klar (@madamezooble), Davidovich runs Lady Parts Mag, whose website launching next year will feature parody Cosmopolitan magazine style articles to accompany their parody Cosmopolitan magazine covers. This week I talked to Davidovich about three of her favorite things she's ever tweeted. In our discussion we covered, among other topics, tweeting as part of a series, McRibs, and musician Mark McGrath.

CHARLES MANSON DESERVES EVERYTHING GAY PEOPLE CAN'T HAVE

— julia davidovich (@juliadavidovich) November 19, 2014

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@AnneTDonahue on How Twitter Is Like the Food Court at a Mall and How She Learned to Use it Right

Anne T. Donahue is a writer and comedian from Ontario, Canada. She’s written about pop culture and feminism for a wide variety of publications including The A.V. Club, Death & Taxes, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, and Hello Giggles. She’s also written for the CTV sitcom Spun Out, hosts the weekly podcast Bevs With Anne, and co-created the web series Women at Work. Recently, Donahue showed me three of her favorite tweets and told me about how much she likes award-show Twitter, what she has in common with Drake, and why she stopped @-replying Zachary Quinto.

Dov Charney has been fired from American Apparel which means Terry Richardson's first horcrux has been [...]

Talking to @wutangcher About Deleting Tweets and Balancing Frankness with Humor

On Twitter she goes by @wutangcher or mangorita hayworth, but IRL this week’s Follow Friday is Allison S. from Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Allison, she sporadically haunts local open mics and teaches art classes, is floundering in pseudo-unemployment, and spends a lot of time at the dog park. This week I asked Allison to tell me about three of her favorite tweets, and she talked about speaking honestly online, making the transition to Twitter from other, less constraining blogging platforms, and her thoughts on unfollowing and being unfollowed.

@NickCiarelli on Twitter's Uselessness and Its Effect on His Sense of Humor

Nick Ciarelli is a writer living in Los Angeles. He writes and performs at the UCB Theatre in LA, where he's a writer for the Maude team Nephew and co-creator of the currently running sketch show "Death Valley Tween Fest." Ciarelli is also a contributor to ClickHole, and together with Bradford Evans (formerly of Splitsider) he “found” the pilot script to Denis Leary’s upcoming FX show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which he swears "is real and not a thing we wrote ourselves." Recently, I asked Ciarelli to share three of his favorite tweets and he talked to me about Elvis Presley, Wario, and penne pasta.

Fuck doctors pic.twitter.com/ZbRMZwOzuO

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@MonicaHeisey On Being Truthful In Jokes And Discussing Twitter In Person

Monica Heisey (@monicaheisey) is a writer and comedian from Toronto who has written for publications including The Hairpin, VICE, Gawker, The Toast, Rookie, Playboy, and more. Her upcoming collection of humor essays, short stories, drawings, and poems, entitled I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, comes out in Spring 2015. Recently Heisey told me about three of her favorite tweets, and we talked about what you get from reading jokes, the British MP named Ed Balls, and how much she dreads talking about the Internet in person.

"wherever, whenever, i can smell blood for over 2 kilometers and if i stop swimming i'll die" – sharkira

— monica heisey (@monicaheisey) [...]

Talking to @Carl_Bnntt About Simple Tweets with Human Elements

Carl Bennett, known on Twitter as @Carl_Bnntt, uses the platform to address a lot of different topics. For instance, he shares his knowledge of fine art, opines about the world's obsession with sports, and never shies away from addressing mortality. When asked for information for a bio, Bennett simply responded he “has no family (deceased) to speak of and distributes Storage Wars revisionist literature.” Bennett also showed me three of his favorite tweets and told me a bit more about them, and we talked about the kinds of people he interacts with on Twitter and how tweeting can serve as a [...]

Veronica Osorio (@vaov) on People-Watching and Reading Tweets Out Loud

Veronica Osorio is a comedian, writer, and actress raised in Venezuela and living in New York City. She performs regularly at the UCB Theater in New York with her Maude team (212), and she’s made and starred in a variety of web series and videos that you can find on her Youtube channel. On Twitter, Osorio writes under the handle @vaov. I recently spoke with Osorio about three of her favorite tweets plus capitalizing on trends, reading tweets out loud in a person's voice, and naps.

Learn from me: Making cat noises won't distract your boyfriend from trying to kill a swarm of something-somethings in [...]

Talking to Joe Rumrill (@2tonbug) about Standup, Twitter, and Trumpets

Joe Rumrill is a standup comedian and writer living in New York City. Her performs regularly at the UCB, the PIT, Over the Eight, and at various comedy shows around the city, as well as the 2014 Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Rumrill is also a creator of the weirdo comedy showcase Fresh Perspectives, which he co-hosts with Julio Torres every fourth Monday of the month at Muchmores in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Rumrill told me that he hopes to, “with the right amount of campaigning, luck and crowdsourcing,” perform standup in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In the meantime, he talked to me about three of his favorite tweets, his [...]

@SandyHonig on Growing More Confident in Her Dad Jokes

Sandy Honig is a photographer and comedian living in New York City. She photographs and writes for Rookie Mag and performs around the city. On Twitter, Honig's account is a good one to follow for excellent, well-worded, and often impressively concise jokes. She recently took some time to talk to me about three of those jokes, how her friends describe her sense of humor and some of her favorite works where photography and comedy meet.

for upper body I usually do 20 reps of hitting the side of a glass ketchup bottle and for cardio I get angry about it

— Sandy Honig (@sandyhonig) August 9, 2014

Honig: Everyone thinks they [...]

@DanaCBell on Having Strong Visuals in Mind While Tweeting and Writing In All Caps

Dana Bell is a Los Angeles-based comedian who recently moved from Washington, DC after a summer in Yellowstone National Park. She has performed at Bentzen Ball, D.C.'s comedy festival. Bell is on Twitter as @DanaCBell, where you can find her thoughts on pop culture, descriptions of funny visuals, and things that are appropriate to write in all caps. Recently I spoke with Bell about three of her favorite tweets, the visual aspect of her jokes, and the Illuminati.

DID U GUYS KNOW IT TAKES UP TO 6 DAYS FOR A SPERM TO REACH AN EGG LIKE WUT R U DOING HAVING A LIFE CHANGING ROAD TRIP

— dana [...]

Talking About Twitter with 'The Onion' Senior Editor Jason Roeder

Jason Roeder lives in Chicago and is the senior editor of The Onion, previously having worked as a staff/senior writer at The Onion and as a writer/producer for AdultSwim.com. Roeder has also written, edited, and co-written several books and contributed to places like The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and more. Recently I got the chance to ask Roeder about three of his favorite tweets, and he talked to me about introversion, cashiers, and remembering exactly where he's tweeted stuff before.

I don't think my neighbor knows my rule about not interacting unless we're both pointing at the same tornado.

— Jason Roeder (@jasonroeder) June 18, 2014

Roeder: [...]