What is Twitter?

A couple of friends and family have been asking:

  • What’s up w/ the status updates I see quite often?
  • What’s w/ the “@” (at symbol) next to names on your status?
  • What the heck is a tweet?
  • etc.

Rather than pointing them to Twitter’s site, I rather just show them this video:


I hope that makes sense. Thanks to Common Craft. They have done a great job explaining it “in plain english” =)

Some Twitter terms written by Peter Cashmore on Mashable.