Just What the Heck is Twitter, Anyway?

Last Updated Apr 10, 2008 8:00 AM EDT

I think by now most business users have at least heard of Twitter, but I know few people who actually use it, and fewer still who "get" the whole idea behind it. It's a similar story over at The Cranking Widgets Blog, where they've posted a video explaining in plain English just what the heck Twitter is and why you should use it.

Admittedly, the tutorial is aimed more at friend-and-family usage, but there are plenty of ways to put Twitter to work as a productivity tool. Start with 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners, Marketers, and Business Owners.

Do you use Twitter? Heck, do you "get" Twitter? Hit the Comments and share your thoughts.

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