“What is twitter?”

“It’s an online platform on which people share things.”

“What’s a platform?”

“Oh, a platform is basically just a website.”

“What do people say on there?”

“All kinds of stuff. It depends on who you follow.”

“Like a stalker?”

“Kind of.”

“Give me an example.”

“There are dweebs who tweet what they had for breakfast. But I follow Guy Kawasaki who posts links to articles I find interesting and I follow other professionals who tweet about my industries. I also follow funny people who tweet quips like a person called Ted in Jest who made me laugh with this one this morning  I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.”

“I see. But it still sounds like a mixed bag.”

“It is. But I like it anyway.”

“So twitter is a metaphor for life.”

“Exactly.”

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