The World’s First Twitterview


I’ve just completed the what is believed to the the world’s first Twitterview – an interview done exclusively on Twitter with questions and answer that are no longer than 140 characters. The idea was the brainchild of Carl Ocab, who was just sitting around doing nothing when the idea came to him.

What if I do an interview on Twitter LIVE – people are hooked on Twitter, itโ€™s not time consuming (No scheduling, no fancy audio recording, etc.), itโ€™s VERY candid, and itโ€™s fun (Doing an interview in 140 characters or less is something!)

Those of you who were following both myself and Carl would have saw the Twitterview go down live. For those who missed it, here’s a taste of how it went:

kidblogger: @JohnChow Whatโ€™s the main reason you started

JohnChow: @kidblogger I got tired of staring at my photo that was on the site for the past five years when it was just a site and not a blog.

You can check out the full Twitterview over at Carl’s blog. I wonder what other Twitter first will we be seeing this year?

55 thoughts on “The World’s First Twitterview”

  1. Pheak Tol says:

    Twitter –expanding and pretty much is able to do anything that you can think of (well not anything, but you get what i mean)

    great interview..i mean twitterview, is this really the first??

    1. Sohail says:

      i think so haven’t seen anything like this before

      1. How about the first Dot Com Pho held exclusively on Twitter? Hmm, how would that work?

        1. Jake Stone says:

          It would definitely start by ordering in via Twitter. Now how many restaurants you can reach by tweeting?

      2. Jake Stone says:

        Me neither, but I suppose what really makes it the first in the world is the statement that it is the first.

  2. Sohail says:

    Wow thatz a great idea john and Carl ๐Ÿ™‚ ………A new trend Twitter rocks

    1. Lol, this is cool, what next Twitterage aka Twitter Marriage.

      1. I’m thinking more than that! LOL

        1. Vince Cianci says:

          Just when you think you’ve heard it all you actually haven’!!!!!
          Whats the next f’irst’ for Twitter?
          Only time will tell.

      2. Jake Stone says:

        Make money online tips, how many break-ups we must have had via Twitter or Facebook status for that matter.

        I left my boyfriend – please retweet ๐Ÿ™‚
        I’m available again – please send this message to as many people as you can.

  3. Josten says:

    Twitter is spreading like a virus

    1. SEO Tips says:

      Agreed ๐Ÿ™‚ Crazy world we live in ๐Ÿ˜›

    2. Thats is another reason to join twitter, really expanding beyond limits.

    3. Jon says:

      hahahaha Josten, I never heard it described in that way but it’s so true!

      Jon – Create Unique Memories

    4. Jake Stone says:

      Yeah, Twitter is new “Do you have a blog?”

  4. Mubin says:

    He should have asked alot more questions. i think they’re were only 5?

    1. Yes I think 5 or something like that is too short, but being at Twitter maybe is like a 30 or more questions outside Twitter.

  5. Manori Money says:

    Twitter sure is spreading like a virus. and I agree mubin there should be questions.

  6. SEO Tips says:

    Thats a genius idea, I am sure many more will follow after that ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I think they will, its very interesting been able to watch a live interview.

  7. KiwiPulse says:

    Nice way to get more followers! ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. John, you just stated a new trend! I caught part of the Twiterview live but didn’t realize it was an interview.

    I can’t wait to go one, about my niche.

  9. Very cool concept! Makes perfect sense really…why not leverage the power of Twitter to make a more interactive interview experience.

  10. John, Great stuff as always, thanks for following me on Twitter at, I was surprised and honored,

  11. That’s interesting. I’ve always wondered about using Twitter for something like this. I do celebrity interviews, but they’re always done the other ways.

  12. Sarah says:

    Hey John

    Is there an add on that will let me use a Flip as a webcam?


    1. John Chow says:

      Not that I know of. I’ve always used the built in iSight camera in my MacBook for the webcam.

  13. Nice idea but how easy was it to follow?

  14. Well, good work. But concerning the term “worldโ€™s first interview exclusively on twitter” i am sorry, that i have to tell you that german blogger Robert Basic already did an twitter-interview with a politician about a month ago:

    1. Metty says:

      Just what i wanted to say ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Thatยดs very nice.I have just started using Twitter and it seems to be very popular.

  16. Kelly Stone says:

    Great Stuff John

    Really sorry that I missed this one – there are some fantastic things happening on Twitter at the moment and this looks like it was one of them.


  17. That’s a great idea guys! And an interesting twitterview. I never thought of such a way to use Twitter

    1. It’s amazing what Twitter can be used for. I always see some people comparing it to Facebook’s update feature, but if they only knew…

  18. Reyn Aria says:

    That’s an interesting concept. You guys are creative!

  19. Pasquale says:

    Wahooo, another sighting of my twitter bird illustration :P!

  20. Twitter is just amazing and its growing very fast!! I love Twitter! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Can it become any more stupid? But jumping on a moving train is always a good idea.

  22. ahhh only time will tell what the next innovation twitter will produce…as annoying as Twitter is, its one of those must have tools lol.

  23. Mostly Lisa says:

    Twitter colour wars? oh wait….

    PS. where’s my new tv ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. John Chow says:

      Did I offer you a new TV? When?

  24. StarMars says:

    I am supposed to make a blog post about this because I was there when it was ongoing but I guess it’s late now.

  25. Silvia says:

    Better late than never.Try it.

  26. This is quite an interesting idea. I know Twitter seems to be on everyone’s mind and this year will see much more interesting stuff on Twitter.

    Peter Lee

  27. This is very clever! I really like the idea and I would like to Twitterview you Mr. Chow? Could we set something up you think? If your interested please twitter me @bloggerinstinct

  28. Carl never fails to amaze me…from ranking #1 for “make money online” to this, he really knows what to make into a viral activity.


  29. Melissa Johnson says:

    With Twitter becoming one of the most popular ways to keep up to date in real time what your collegues are doing, this is a GREAT idea. Maybe you can be the winner of next yearโ€™s Shorty Award that honors the most popular Twitter users. Tweet when you are planning another interview, I would love to join.

  30. There you go again, JC- blazing trails! That’s why I admire and envy you! YOU DOT COM MOGUL!

  31. johnray says:

    Hey, great idea…now we can really ask those questions that has been stuck in our brains. Probably this may be a start of a fun way to interview other people.

  32. Ben Pei says:

    I am going to give this a shot myself too!

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