Twitter 101: Intro to Twitter

I’ve written previously about some possible practical uses for Twitter (here and here), but if you you need some basics on the idea behind Twitter, there’s no one better than Lee LeFever to put it in plain English:

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://youtube.com']);">http://youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o</a>

Update: Check out Twitter 140 for a helpful further explanation.

Homework Assignments:

This is just the 101 class, so the homework is limited:

  1. Sign up for Twitter.
  2. Follow me (I’ll follow you back).
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5 Comments

  1. Posted October 26, 2008 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    This is an excellent video! It could not have been made any more clear than it is. I use this to explain Twitter to friends and associates that don’t know what the heck it is, and they instantly “get it” after watching this clip. In fact, ALL of the Lee LeFever videos are equally as effective. Great job Lee, and thanks so much!

    Carlton Flowers
    Renegade Writer, Blogger, and Entrepreneur
    (and Civil Engineer for a little while longer!)

  2. Thiago
    Posted March 14, 2009 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Very nice job, just a small suggestion, why don’t you translate or just subtitle the videos to another languages? I’m from Brazil and a lot of people don’t even know what is twitter and their english isn’t very good.

  3. John McMahon
    Posted August 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Love the “in plain English” videos. They make things so easy to understand. Also, homework completed!

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  5. Posted September 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

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