Finally, Twitter Explained
If you’re among the many who just don’t “get” Twitter–show of hands, please? You, sir, in the back?–there’s finally a good, simple explanation.
Lee LeFever, whose Commoncraft studio makes clear, loveably brief videos that explain social networking tools to layfolk–has released “Twitter in Plain English.” It manages, in only 2:29 (!), to convey what Twitter does and why you (may) want to be involved.
We won’t make the mistake of trying to explain a video that explains something so clearly. But we will say the videos use a mix of whiteboard, ink-and-paper drawings and advanced finger-puppet technology. If the MacArthur “genius” grant people took nominations, we’d put in for LeFever & Co.
If you want to figure out what all the Twitterfuss is about, just watch the video.
Or send it to your mom. Or boss.
If any of them actually winds up spending time on Twitter, of course, I’ll dodge responsibility. It’s LeFever’s fault.