I could tell you in my own words what Twitter is but Paul Gil writing on Lifewire.com does a great job of describing Twitter. He writes, “Twitter is on online news and social networking site where people communicate in short messages called tweets. Tweeting is sending short messages to anyone who follows you on Twitter, with the hope that your messages are useful and interesting to someone in your audience.
Another description of Twitter and tweeting might be microblogging. Some people also use Twitter to discover interesting people and companies online and to follow their tweets for as long as they are interesting.”