Get the $%&? off my lawn!!

I feel like an elderly grump.

Why, you ask? Because I don’t understand ‘the Twitter.’ It looks like glorified text messaging/IMing to me. I see everyone’s Twitter plug-ins on their blogs and I read up on it at Wikipedia, but I still didn’t get it. So I established an account. After it mined my e-mail contacts for people I know on Twitter, I went and looked at their Twitter pages.

I am still missing something.

Can someone explain what’s special/better/shinier about Twitter? I’m really feeling like I’m missing the boat on this one.