Farhad Manjoo first starts out talking about twitter and how it is becoming more popular rapidly. Manjoo continues on about twitter and how some think twitter is the next great mode of human communication, while others say they have a hard time wrapping their heads around the service. Manjoo then ask the reader if twitter is a fad and how if you do not join twitter then would you be missing out on some important cultural touch stone. Manjoo also mentions the history of what we do online. For example, how Email and IM replace letters and face-to-face chatting. Also, how twitter is different and how it is not a faster or easier way of doing something you did in the past. Manjoo concludes with if you join twitter than you may not get as many followers as celebrities and people in the media.