Twitter in plain english

This is a useful explanation of the way people use Twitter.  I use the same line myself when explaining something like Facebook.Before using it, friends have said that they would rather contact someone in real life than through Facebook, not understanding that Facebook IS real life. If you think Twitter is full of people telling each other what they’re having for breakfast – you’re not wrong, but you might be underestimating how compelling that can be.I liken it to the conversation that used to happen over the garden fence, in the corner shop or waiting for a bus. It’s the little snippets that add depth to the relationships that enrich the face to face or deliberate contact when it happens.

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