Twitter

Twitter

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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Twitter Demotes Recently Hired Product Chief, Names a New One as Engagement Slides

Kevin Weil, who was head of revenue-generating products, will now take charge of all products at the company.

IBM, Twitter to Partner on Business Data Analytics

Enterprise clients will now be able to filter the data based on geography, public biographical information and the emotion expressed in a tweet.

Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone

Taco Bell is now the first fast-food chain to offer nationwide mobile ordering and payments for both drive-thru and dining room orders.

Kim Kardashian Apparently Wants to Buy BlackBerry, and Thinks Twitter Is the New Google

The reality star professed her love for the BlackBerry Bold and her disdain for wearable tech. 'It's just not for me,' she says.

Twitter's User and Engagement Numbers Disappoint, Shares Dive

The online messaging service also projected fourth-quarter revenue that may miss Wall Street's targets.

Queen Elizabeth Had Something to Do With a Tweet

She may not have penned it herself, but was probably somehow involved in the process.

Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet

After Uber driver Chris Ortiz tweeted about driver safety, he was unceremoniously dumped by the company in a letter that called his statements 'hateful.'

Twitpic Is Dead -- This Time, For Real

The photo-sharing and hosting service that couldn't afford a legal trademark battle with Twitter said it was closing down in September. Then, it was back! Update: Just kidding.

Twitter Lets Users Stream Music, Audio Via SoundCloud Tie-Up

Called 'Audio Card,' the new feature lets people listen to a variety of content while browsing their timelines.

Marketing Via Paid Online Influencers Sees Dramatic Growth in Survey

More marketers than ever are utilizing so-called 'sponsored social,' with the strategy closing in on display ads. Does this signal a shift in the industry?

Impulse Shopping Will Soon Be Even Easier Thanks to Twitter's 'Buy' Button

All marketing, all the time, looks to be the future of social media.

Got a Bad Yelp Review? Here's How to Defend Your Business Online. (Infographic)

With more people researching before making a purchase, online reviews are important. Here's how to handle the negative ones while encouraging positive ones.

Why Franchisees Don't Use Digital Advertising

A new study reveals that local affiliates' top reason for avoiding social media and digital advertising is because they are 'too complicated.'

French Bank, Twitter Team Up for Money Transfers

One of the country's largest banks is teaming up with the social network to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.

Introducing the Power Users of Social Media You Want to Reach

Move over, millennials. The active players might surprise you.

20 Great Workplaces in Tech

The tech sector is still sexy -- and has an abundance of dreamy jobs. These companies have perfected balancing tough, technical work with fun and friendly cultures.

Twitter Sues Justice Department for Right to Reveal Surveillance Requests

The social-media company is the latest to speak up on speaking out about security issues.

Apple's New iPhone Hit By 'Hairgate,' the Latest Social-Media Storm

First there was bendgate. Now brace yourself for hairgate, the latest online uproar.

Why Twitter Is Handing Over Your Tweets to MIT

MIT's Laboratory for Social Machines now has access to every public tweet ever made...for research, of course.

Elon Musk's Cryptic 'D' Tweet Practically Blew Up Twitter

It only takes a consonant to start a Twitter fire. Take it from billionaire Elon Musk.

22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter

If you've been following the same people on Twitter for the last five years, you're probably missing out.

The Hard Truths About the Fast Rise of Ello

The newest social network is all the rage, but not a real threat to Facebook.

Advanced Marketing Techniques to Help Your Twitter Account Take Off

Whether you're trying to get the word out about a new piece of software or you just want people to know about your latest online sale, these are the Twitter strategies you'll want to employ.

New Details Emerge About Facebook's 'Buy' Button

Social media platforms are doubling as ecommerce platforms that deliver instant gratification in the form of instant in-feed purchases.

How to Build a Strong Social-Media Presence

By implementing these simple steps, entrepreneurs can stay on the forefront of the social-media sphere while also growing their following across social channels.
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