I seem to find myself digging for great Twitter analogies when faced with the paradox of explaining Twitter to a friend. You would think that something so simple would be easy to explain, yet somehow people are still dumbfounded by its purpose.
So here is a solid little list of Twitter analogies I’ve found scattered across the web. Choose your weapons.
- Twitter is a Party
- Twitter is an Appetizer
- Twitter is a Text Webcam
- Twitter is a Tavern
- Twitter is a Hammer
- Twitter is a Coral Reef
- Twitter is a Cocktail Party
- Twitter is like Post-it Notes
- Twitter is a Virtual Coffee Shop
- Twitter is Telegram 3.0
- Twitter is a Conference Reception
- Twitter is Email Marketing 2.0
- Twitter is like Fishing
- Twitter is like Holiday Cards
- Twitter is a Line-A-Day Diary
- Twitter is like Sex
If you have a favorite analogy that is not on this list, please share it in the comments and I’ll throw it in the mix.
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I described Twitter the other night to a friend as a firemen’s brigade for information, or, as a friend describes it, an echo chamber.
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Twitter is a condensed blog for the brief speakers.
It’s this decade’s CB Radio.
@LizOkesson I’ve heard this analogy before and is one of my favorites. Thanks for the comment.
Twitter is like playing cricket against Australia. The England Cricket Captain was asked what they enjoyed most about the Australian Tour. His answer was “the great people that we met”
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