I still remember the first time I heard about Twitter. I was eating lunch with some coworkers in ’07, and one of them dropped the name of the then-new site.
“What the heck is Twitter?” I said, wiping mayonnaise from several orifices with my sleeve.
“You know those ‘status update’ thingies you can make on Facebook?” she said.
“Twitter is that. And nothing else.”
“That sounds…entirely useless.”