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.

A username, or user's "handle," is generally a series of letters and numbers preceded by the "@" sign. For instance, Entrepreneur magazine's Twitter handle is @EntMagazine. Tweets can be tracked in groups by using a hashtag, or the "#" sign, before the word or phrase.

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5 Ways Social-Media Marketers Get Their Message Heard
Social Media Marketing

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While social media is a great platform for reaching consumers in an engaging way, the interactions can also be fleeting. Here are a few tips on getting your message heard and keeping consumers coming back for more.
Lisa Hoover McGreevy
Was Your First Tweet Awkward or Awesome?
Twitter

Was Your First Tweet Awkward or Awesome?

The social-media giant is celebrating its birthday and is inviting everyone to look back and see their very first tweet.
Wendy Frink
3 Ways to Use Your Twitter Data to Beat the Competition
Social Media

3 Ways to Use Your Twitter Data to Beat the Competition

Find out which three information sources you need to evaluate in order to track and improve your social media efforts.
Scott Levy
How to Create a Live Event That Spurs Social Buzz
Social Media

How to Create a Live Event That Spurs Social Buzz

Leveraging a gathering in the physical world can have a ripple effect in the digital realm.
Gabrey Means and Cassie Hughes
'I Did Not Create Bitcoin': 4 Major Takeaways From Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's Letter of Denial
Bitcoin

'I Did Not Create Bitcoin': 4 Major Takeaways From Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's Letter of Denial

The reclusive California engineer again denies inventing Bitcoin, this time in a depressing statement that reveals that he can't find steady work nor afford internet service.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Tell if Your Social Media Efforts Are Paying Off
Marketing

How to Tell if Your Social Media Efforts Are Paying Off

Monitoring and measuring your social media efforts is essential. Here are the two metrics to watch.
Scott Levy
The 5 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making on Twitter
Twitter

The 5 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making on Twitter

While entrepreneurs should have a presence on the micro-blogging platform, making these Twitter mistakes can be bad for business.
Matthew Toren
Tinder to Roll Out Verification Feature for Love-Hungry Celebrities
Social Media

Tinder to Roll Out Verification Feature for Love-Hungry Celebrities

Following an uptick in celebrity usage, dating app Tinder has announced a verification feature not unlike Twitter's blue checkmarks.
Geoff Weiss
7 Steps to Launching a Successful Twitter Chat
Solutions Center

7 Steps to Launching a Successful Twitter Chat

Twitter chats are fun, educational and a great way to strengthen your brand. Like many things, your chat may not be an instant success, but eventually you will find a format that works for you.
Wendy Frink
10 Fascinating Facts About the World Wide Web on Its 25th Birthday
History of the Internet

10 Fascinating Facts About the World Wide Web on Its 25th Birthday

What you might not know about the intangible cultural force that forever changed the way we live, work, play and communicate.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos
Yahoo

4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos

A closer look at the outspoken NSA critic that Yahoo trusts to keep cybercrime out of its business and the business of its millions of users.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Twitter Data Shows That December Makes Us Sad and Summer Makes Us Late for Work
Twitter

Twitter Data Shows That December Makes Us Sad and Summer Makes Us Late for Work

The social media company tracked tweets from 2013 to find out when we're most likely to tweet about being happy, sad, hungover and late to work.
Laura Entis
This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series
Social Media

This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series

Forget pilot season. The Science Channel is developing a new TV series inspired by the 'I F--ing Love Science' Facebook page.
Geoff Weiss
Tech All Stars and Investment-Hungry Startups Rub Elbows at OASIS Summit in Santa Monica
Startups

Tech All Stars and Investment-Hungry Startups Rub Elbows at OASIS Summit in Santa Monica

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Kim Lachance Shandrow