It's a well known fact that when you head home for the holidays, the tech-savvy among us act as our parents personal IT service, setting up WiFi and explaining the ins and outs of social media accounts like Twitter. Do your parents tweet? Since so many news outlets, brands, entertainers, and others are using the service to add value to their products and content, in-the-know Twitter followers can score insider info, deals, special access, and more, even if they don't tweet themselves. While you're explaining exactly what Twitter is next time you head home, be sure to help mom and dad out by also explaining how they can get value from the service, even if they don't "have anything interesting to say" in their stream.
Teach Your Parents Tech: 5 Fun Uses For Twitter (Even If They Don't Tweet)