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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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March 6, 2013
Three lessons from the teen pop sensation's Twitter strategy.
March 4, 2013
Learn how to put Twitter's paid services to work to help you advertise your business and generate revenue.
March 1, 2013
New features for LinkedIn, Pinterest gets a funding round, tweeting from beyond the grave and more social-media news.
February 23, 2013
A collection of tweets from attendees during the big social media event in New York City.
February 22, 2013
What you need to know before getting started with the new short video recording app.
February 21, 2013
The company regained control of its Twitter feed after hackers overtook it for hours. Here's what brands need to know.
February 20, 2013
Snapchat's valuation, what you can learn from the 20 brands with the most engaged Facebook audiences, Twitter's new API changes and more social-media news.
February 15, 2013
Take the pain out of adding images to your brand's social media accounts by following this easy guide to sizing images.
February 12, 2013
If you're seeking a regular diet of inspirational messages, look no further than your Twitter app.
February 11, 2013
You might be surprised at some of the companies that have reached the billion-dollar valuation mark.
February 11, 2013
Why Pinterest has decided to work on increasing revenue, how Twitter changed its search function, why Facebook users are getting sick of Facebook and more social-media news.
February 8, 2013
We found three companies that know what they're doing when it comes to social media marketing, and picked their brains for the best advice to get you started.
February 5, 2013
What you can learn about tweeting about trending topics from marketing giants.
February 4, 2013
Taking to social media to address customer service issues is a great opportunity for brands.
January 29, 2013
Twitter releases Vine, Facebook hoards its social data, Quora gets into blogging and more social media news.
January 25, 2013
Facebook's major new feature, YouTube's rising competition, the end of LinkedIn Answers and more social-media news.
January 18, 2013
Your old tweets and Facebook posts may come in handy someday. Here's how to make sure they aren't lost forever.
January 17, 2013
Pinterest gets sued, Facebook adds voice messaging to mobile apps, why Indonesia is ground zero for Twitter use and more social-media news.
January 4, 2013
Photo-sharing site Instagram walks back its new terms of service, Facebook plans new ads and more social-media news.
December 21, 2012
A look at the mistakes of some of the biggest brands, and what you can learn from them.
December 17, 2012
A feud between social networks, Microsoft launches a media-sharing platform and other social-media news from around the web.
December 7, 2012
A better way to connect with customers online, Pinterest versus Google+ and other social-media news from around the web.
December 1, 2012
Why you shouldn't overlook your personal account when building your company's brand on the social network.
November 16, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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