I am SOOOO excited right now for SO many reasons, my Stan D’arlings!
The first one is that, from today on, I’m going to be bringing you deeply fascinating interviews with the people in my life who make the world go round, and the interviews shall be called “Don’t Question Stan, XXX” The XXX being the person interviewed. I know. I know. I love it too.
The second reason I’m beyond myself is because the first in this series of Q&As is my good friend, Jack Dorsey.
The last reason I’m excited is that my martini JUST arrived. So keep reading while I sit back and imbibe. Let the games begin!!!
I’ve been obsessed with maps and cities since I was very young, always wondering what was going on at various places on the map. I got into programming dispatch software for taxis and emergency vehicles to visualize where they were and what they were doing. Twitter is the missing piece of that work, the citizens and my friends: where were they, and what were they doing? I still see it as a big map full of activity.
Who is your favorite celebrity Tweeter? Why?
Alyssa Milano. She’s constantly challenging everyone who follows her to rethink things, has a naturally curious mind, and is down to earth and approachable. A daily inspiration to me.
What’s the one most commonly made mistake on Twitter?
Thinking that it’s useless. It’s only as useful as you make it.
Do you follow Stan D’Arde on Twitter? If so, what’s your most favorite Tweet of mine?
From day 1. There’s too many to choose from, but looking through my favorites, I’d pick this:
Two muffins are sitting in an oven. One says “Damn! It’s hot in here!” The other muffin says, “Holy Sh*t! A TALKING MUFFIN!!!”
You’ve just now launched Square. What is this devious little plug in?
Square is a tiny device that fits on your keychain and into your mobile phone or iPod to swipe credit cards. That’s right, if your friend owes you $50, you can take it from their credit card and have the money deposited into your account that night.
(At this point in the interview, I asked Jack about something SUPER confidential because that’s the kind of information to which Stan is privvy. Unfortunately, he declined to provide an answer, but he promised me that I’d be able to share the news with you once it’s ready. Stay tuned….)
Use the word haughty in a sentence.
I would never use the word haughty in a sentence.
Martinis. On the rocks or up? Dirty like Stan?
Up, slightly dirty.
Gucci or Yves Saint Laurent?
You always ask the tough questions. YSL.
Damien Hirst or Jeff Koons?
Hirst. I love the foundational references to nature, and the simple abstractions. Universes in there.
Tom Cruise or Stan D’Arde?
Rive Droite or Rive Gauche?
Why limit yourself to one side? Crossing the river at daybreak is one of the most amazing experiences ever, no matter the time of year.
Boom Boom Room or Le Bain?
Boom. Timeless and classy. Best view of Manhattan in Manhattan.
East Coast Oysters or West Coast?
West: small, flavorful, fruits of the sea.
Everybody loves Stan. Why do you?
(Intentionally self-serving question)
Who is a better curator of style?