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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After Hacks, Twitter Updates Sign-In Security

After Hacks, Twitter Updates Sign-In Security

The microblogging service has updated its safeguards to include two passwords when logging in.
Amid Mobile Effort, LinkedIn Falls Short

Amid Mobile Effort, LinkedIn Falls Short

Read about LinkedIn's disappointing second-quarter forecast, Google's plans for your app activity data, Warren Buffett's new online presence, and more social-media news.
What to Do When Customers Trash Your Brand Online: Advice for Experts and Rookies

What to Do When Customers Trash Your Brand Online: Advice for Experts and Rookies

If you're asking customers for feedback online, be prepared for the worst. Having a strategy about customer comments online is key in safeguarding your reputation.
Easy Tips for Avoiding Twitter Hacks

Easy Tips for Avoiding Twitter Hacks

How to steer clear of having your startup's account taken over by someone else.
Twitter Ads Now Available to All U.S.-Based Small Businesses

Twitter Ads Now Available to All U.S.-Based Small Businesses

The social media giant announced today it will open up its invite-only ad platform to all business owners.
What Twitter's Massive Advertising Deal Means for Businesses

What Twitter's Massive Advertising Deal Means for Businesses

New partnership is about collecting data and making improvements, Twitter says.
What You Can Learn From the Boston Bombing Social-Media Circus

What You Can Learn From the Boston Bombing Social-Media Circus

The use and abuse of social media following the Boston bombings, the good and bad of Twitter Music and more social-media news.
Creating Viral Tweets for Your Business

Creating Viral Tweets for Your Business

How to create Twitter content that's forwarded over and over again.
Foursquare Gets a Big Financial Lifeline and Revamps Its App

Foursquare Gets a Big Financial Lifeline and Revamps Its App

Foursquare improves its search features, LinkedIn gets a news reader, Tumblr puts the kibosh on Storyboard and more social-media news.
14 Steps to Generating Leads on Twitter

14 Steps to Generating Leads on Twitter

This list can help you land new business.
Jack Dorsey on Launching Twitter and His Top Advice for Young Treps

Jack Dorsey on Launching Twitter and His Top Advice for Young Treps

The social-media site that's found its way into practically every entrepreneurs' toolkit recently turned seven. Here, we chat with the site's co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders.
How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

The SEC's ruling on disclosures, Bloomberg terminals' addition of live Twitter feeds, the announcement of Facebook Home and more social-media news.
What Not to Say on Twitter

What Not to Say on Twitter

To make sure you don't put your foot in your mouth, a Twitter expert offers tips on what you should never say to your Twitter followers.
Twitter's New 'Cards' Include Features for Business

Twitter's New 'Cards' Include Features for Business

Users can display photos, app information and products for sale.
Gotcha! A Roundup of April Fools' Day Pranks From Around Tech and Social Media

Gotcha! A Roundup of April Fools' Day Pranks From Around Tech and Social Media

How some companies are having fun on this popular holiday.
How to Jumpstart Engagement on Twitter (Infographic)

How to Jumpstart Engagement on Twitter (Infographic)

Find out the best time of day, length of tweet and more.
Amazon Gets Social, Buys Book Recommendation Site Goodreads

Amazon Gets Social, Buys Book Recommendation Site Goodreads

Amazon buys book recommendation site Goodreads, LinkedIn improves its search, Wanelo is poised for continued growth and more social-media news.
What to Say on Twitter

What to Say on Twitter

Ideas that will help you create Tweets that your followers will want to read.
Zynga Continues to Cut Ties With Facebook

Zynga Continues to Cut Ties With Facebook

Zynga and Facebook pull away from each other, Pinterest beefs up its engineering team, YouTube hits one billion monthly users and more social-media news.
10 Tips for Using Twitter Like a Pro

10 Tips for Using Twitter Like a Pro

In honor of Twitter's seventh birthday, we've compiled this list of tips for getting the most out of the popular social network.
Using Twitter for Sales and Marketing

Using Twitter for Sales and Marketing

Business owners are using Twitter to market their businesses and increase sales. Here are 10 ways you can do the same.

Happy Birthday Twitter: Jack Dorsey on the Ubiquitous Site and His Top Advice for Young Treps

The social-media site that’s found its way into practically every entrepreneurs’ toolkit turns 7 years old today. Here, we chat with the site’s co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders.
Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday

Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday

Jack Dorsey wants to run the Gotham City. Whether or not you want to take on politics in your own career, here are three lessons any entrepreneur can learn from the Twitter co-founder, who has been called the "intellectual successor" to Steve Jobs.
Why Google Plans to Shut Down Reader

Why Google Plans to Shut Down Reader

Digg aims to fill the gap with its own reader, Facebook unveils a new timeline, Twitter gets into music discovery and more social-media news.
How to Create a Successful Twitter Contest

How to Create a Successful Twitter Contest

Increase the number of targeted followers you have and help spread the word about your products and services for free by holding a Twitter contest.
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