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?
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.