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Twitter is a popular microblogging social network service. The San Francisco-based company was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in 2006.

Users are able to send and read messages -- also known as tweets -- that are up to 140 characters long. Tweets are publicly visible unless a user protects his or her account so that only approved users have access to it. Users can "follow" friends and colleagues, as well as their favorite brands, news outlets and other institutions. Twitter has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses.

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Overcome Short Attention Spans with 'Micro-Content'
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With consumers' attention span shrinking by the second, companies need to think quickly. One solution is micro-content.
April 18, 2014 in Marketing
Office Design Strategies From the Guy Who Dreamed Up Twitter's Headquarters

Office Design Strategies From the Guy Who Dreamed Up Twitter's Headquarters

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Olle Lundberg, founder of Lundberg Design and the man behind Twitter's birdhouse-themed San Francisco headquarters, shares tips for improving office productivity and morale.
April 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Getting Bored of Social Media? You're Not Alone. (Infographic)

Getting Bored of Social Media? You're Not Alone. (Infographic)

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If you’re thinking of quitting Facebook, get in line.
April 17, 2014 in Social Media
Ex-NFL Star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on Twitter

Ex-NFL Star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on Twitter

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The hot-tempered former NFL wide receiver wonders how 'easy’' the complicated cryptocurrency is. Don’t even get us started.
April 15, 2014 in Technology
Twitter Geeks Out on Data, Acquires Gnip

Twitter Geeks Out on Data, Acquires Gnip

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Twitter has snagged six-year-old social data startup Gnip for an undisclosed amount.
April 15, 2014 in Social Media
Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

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The airline's recent PR nightmare is a reminder to slow down, pay closer attention and think before you tweet.
April 15, 2014 in Business News
A Guide to the Best Times to Post on Social Media (Infographic)

A Guide to the Best Times to Post on Social Media (Infographic)

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If you aren't posting to social media when most of your audience members are on, all that time you spent can go to waste. These are the times you should focus on.
April 14, 2014 in Social Media
Photos: A Tour Inside Twitter's Stylish New San Francisco Headquarters

A Tour Inside Twitter's Stylish New San Francisco Headquarters

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The building Twitter calls home previously stood vacant for 50 years. See how the social-media company revamped its new headquarters.
April 12, 2014 in Social Media
The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

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It's critical to reevaluate your social media strategy at least once a year, if not quarterly.
April 9, 2014 in Social Media
How 122-Year-Old General Electric Is Killing It on Social Media

How 122-Year-Old General Electric Is Killing It on Social Media

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You don’t have to be a sexy startup to succeed on social media. Look at how GE is changing the mind of its customers.
April 8, 2014 in Social Media
Twitter's Redesign Makes Photos the Focal Point

Twitter's Redesign Makes Photos the Focal Point

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Twitter is rolling out revamped profile layouts with broadened images and new features, like the automatic enlargement of top-performing content.
April 8, 2014 in Social Media
Now You Can Send Private Vine Videos to Friends, Others

Now You Can Send Private Vine Videos to Friends, Others

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A new feature allows you to direct-message your six-second videos to others, including those who aren’t on Vine.
April 4, 2014 in Social Media
Twitter Adds Multiple Photo Option, But Do Brands Care?

Twitter Adds Multiple Photo Option, But Do Brands Care?

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Users can now add up to four photos in a tweet, but brands seem to prefer the single photo option so far.
April 3, 2014 in Social Media
How Twitter Is Making it Easier to Travel Back in Time

How Twitter Is Making it Easier to Travel Back in Time

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The social network now allows users to search tweets by date range.
April 2, 2014 in Social Media
Use These Twitter Guidelines to Avoid a PR Nightmare

Use These Twitter Guidelines to Avoid a PR Nightmare

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Before you send a single message out on Twitter, decide just what you want to do -- and what you don't -- when it comes to tweeting. Here are some guidelines to consider implementing for your Twitter campaigns.
April 1, 2014 in Social Media
Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

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Paying for cool indie gadgets and gear and artisanal food with the world's first digital cash just got easier. Well, sort of.
April 1, 2014 in Technology
Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)

Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)

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Having the right content is great, but knowing the time of day when people are most receptive to posts is invaluable.
March 31, 2014 in Social Media
These Are the Most Engaging Brands on Twitter (Infographic)

These Are the Most Engaging Brands on Twitter (Infographic)

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The brands with the most followers aren't necessarily the ones with the most engaged followers.
March 30, 2014 in Social Media
SXSW Stats That Might Surprise You (Infographic)

SXSW Stats That Might Surprise You (Infographic)

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New numbers give insight into everything from the best times to tweet to how to get the most guests for your after-parties.
March 28, 2014 in Social Media
Wedding Checklist: DJ, Photographer...Social Media Manager?

Wedding Checklist: DJ, Photographer...Social Media Manager?

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W Hotels in New York is offering a $3,000 service to document your wedding on social media. #itwasinevitable
March 27, 2014 in Social Media
Twitter Is Going All In On Photos. Here's How.

Twitter Is Going All In On Photos. Here's How.

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The social network is getting more social as it allows tagging and multiple photos.
March 26, 2014 in Social Media
The Skyscraping Cost of Bad Customer Service (Infographic)

The Skyscraping Cost of Bad Customer Service (Infographic)

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The way you treat your customers is everything. Here's why.
March 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Want a Celebrity Endorsement on Twitter? 3 Legal Precautions to Know.

Want a Celebrity Endorsement on Twitter? 3 Legal Precautions to Know.

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Before you shell out cash for a new e-spokesperson, make sure you're in the clear so no issues pop up later.
March 25, 2014 in Marketing
Most Essential Social Media Tools

Most Essential Social Media Tools

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Social media tools can provide anything from simple tracking systems to advanced data management. Knowing your social media goals and objectives will help you decide which ones are best for you to use.
March 25, 2014 in Social Media
What Day of The Week Will Your Company Be Mentioned Most? (Infographic)

What Day of The Week Will Your Company Be Mentioned Most? (Infographic)

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A company analyzed one billion online company references to answer some of your burning questions.
March 24, 2014 in Marketing
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