I have spent months trying to explain Twitter to my parents. This is not hyperbole — literally, every time we talk, the conversation comes back to this crazy new technology and why anyone would ever want to participate in it.
Now, I finally have a foolproof, parent-proof answer. One that my Jewish mother is certain to appreciate. An answer so good, it could only have come from @Mashable: Coupons. That’s right mom, Twitter saves me money. Well, actually United Airlines saves me money by promising special Twares (yet another Frankenword created by Dr. Twitterstein) if I follow them on Twitter. Finally, a reason to use Twitter that even my parents can get on board for.
Now, I just need United to install wifi on all their planes. Clearly, I can’t be expected to spend an entire flight’s worth of time away from my Twitter feed. I don’t care how many free nuts you offer me.