How to Simply Explain Twitter

March 21, 2009
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“It is part text messaging and part blogging, with the ability to update on your cellphone or computer, but constrained to 140 characters,” I told my barber today when she asked me to define Twitter.
Why be confusing with verbiose descriptions, I figure. Be like this boat: keep your definition to the primary motivations of what […]


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Primary colors on a boat“It is part text messaging and part blogging, with the ability to update on your cellphone or computer, but constrained to 140 characters,” I told my barber today when she asked me to define Twitter.

Why be confusing with verbiose descriptions, I figure. Be like this boat: keep your definition to the primary motivations of what it is.

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that everyone’s talking about Twitter this week, from articles in the Wall Street Journal to InfoWorld and Wired.

Growth statistics indicate more critical mass is moving into the twitter.com territory than other online real estate.

Should it be any surprise, therefore, that my barber heard about it and asked?

Curious readers may be tickled to learn there are more than 14 ways to define Twitter.

My above definition makes the cut at 137. Feel free to share it.

Photo credit: macropoulos


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