What Is Twitter?

I love Twitter, and I’ve tried to spread that love far and wide. A question I’ve been asked by many is “what is Twitter?”. It’s not an easy to question to answer as it can be many things to many people, and what it is to you really depends upon what you want from it.

But I have now found, what for me is, the perfect description; from Chris Hardwick in an interview with Lifehacker.com:

Twitter is a guy you can always elbow in the side and say, “Hey, look, a guy in a clown suit just threw up!”

I’m using that from now on – marvellous!