Justin Bieber was on David Letterman on Monday to promote his upcoming film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (wasn’t that a Bond movie?) and he briefly tried to explain to Dave what tweeting is. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, a black person the breaststroke, or anyone over 50 what a DM is. I tried to explain Twitter to my mom last time I was home and it was a total role reversal of what I’m sure it was like teaching me anything when I was a kid…
ME: So one cool thing is that people can mention you in their tweets.
ME: Because that way you can see that they mentioned you.
ME: Because you can click on this “@Mentions” tab right here and every tweet that has your name in it shows up.
ME: Because that’s how Twitter works.
ME: BECAUSE I SAID SO!
By the time we got to the “but why are there all these pound signs everywhere?” part of the conversation, I gave up. Good news is, however, she’s finally got Facebook mastered! No more personal emails posted on my wall. Go mom!
ps. Happy Black History Month!