I’ve seen the pattern repeated over and over again when someone is introduced to Twitter for the first time. There are four classic phases:
Denial: There is NO way on earth I will EVER use a silly chat service like twitter. I have no use, time, nor place for it in my life.
Surprise: You mean my friends and colleagues are here? It’s not just teenagers with nothing better to do?
Acceptance: Okay, I like having twitter in my life. This is pretty cool.
Addiction: OMG Twitter is doooooooownnnnnnn!