My boyfriend is a complete Twitter newbie even though he already has an account for more than 4 months now. He kept telling me that he just couldn't get what satisfaction he could make out from Twitter.
I have already explained to him the obvious benefits of Twitter foremost of which is the ability to promote your blog to such a wide and varied audience. But he had no patience with that.
When I told him that it's just like IM which he uses very fun, it still didn't work with him.
Oh well, I just resigned myself thinking that you can't really convert everybody to Twitter.