Explaining twitter

I know a lot of people who read this aren’t necessarily technological marvels. They don’t care about the inner workings of CSS or about Web 2.23 or what happened at the Yahoo! tent at SXSW.

They just read because:
1. They know me
2. They are related to me
3. They don’t know any better

A majority of these people are often completely confused with the allure of twitter. “What’s the point?” they say. “Why would I ever mess with that?”

If that’s you, don’t feel bad. It’s pretty common. I was skeptical myself – as were many of the people I follow today.

Check out this video. It explains twitter as well as I’ve ever been able to. (I used to call it a mini-personal blog, but realized that even that doesn’t paint the entire picture because it doesn’t take the social and networking aspect into account.)

And now that you know, stop by and say hello.

(Via peroty’s tumblr.)

This was lovingly handwritten on May 2nd, 2008