This just in: No one in the real world knows what the hell Twitter is.
Kara Swisher took an informal poll of folks using Twitter at a wedding and found virtually know one that cared--or even knew--about it. Now this is in stark contrast to what the blogosphere would have you believe. In our world, Twitter and H2O are needed for life support. Neither Kara's poll nor the blog bluster qualify as scientific studies of behavior by the way.
I passed Kara's link around on IM (yes, I'm a Luddite) and was surprised by a few of the comments and Twitter backlash against the folks that write: "Pouring another cup of tea. looking at the rain. are my 140 characters up yet?" Disclosure: I use Twitter occasionally, but am far from rabid about it. It's becoming a marketing vehicle.
But the real takeaway from my informal discussions was a few humorous monikers for Twitterers in a Fake Steve Jobs sort of way.
With that in mind, here's a look at some of the better descriptions. Pick your favorite: