Twitter: What the #@ are # and @ ?

I’ve been using Twitter for a little while and most people I speak to about it seem a bit overwhelmed by the whole concept.  At my workshops and seminars, I inevitably get the question “what’s the point?”

I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel, so the best answer I’ve found to that question comes from this brief 2-minute video at Common Craft: (opens in new window)