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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How Facebook's Graph Search Could Help Businesses

How Facebook's Graph Search Could Help Businesses

Facebook's major new feature, YouTube's rising competition, the end of LinkedIn Answers and more social-media news.
3 Tools for Backing-Up Your Social Media Accounts

3 Tools for Backing-Up Your Social Media Accounts

Your old tweets and Facebook posts may come in handy someday. Here's how to make sure they aren't lost forever.
Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

Pinterest gets sued, Facebook adds voice messaging to mobile apps, why Indonesia is ground zero for Twitter use and more social-media news.
How Instagram's New Terms Ignited a PR Debacle

How Instagram's New Terms Ignited a PR Debacle

Photo-sharing site Instagram walks back its new terms of service, Facebook plans new ads and more social-media news.
The 5 Biggest Twitter Marketing Fails of 2012

The 5 Biggest Twitter Marketing Fails of 2012

A look at the mistakes of some of the biggest brands, and what you can learn from them.
Instagram: No, Our Photos Won't Display Correctly on Twitter

Instagram: No, Our Photos Won't Display Correctly on Twitter

A feud between social networks, Microsoft launches a media-sharing platform and other social-media news from around the web.
Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?

Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?

A better way to connect with customers online, Pinterest versus Google+ and other social-media news from around the web.
10 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Tweeting About

10 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Tweeting About

Why you shouldn't overlook your personal account when building your company's brand on the social network.
14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

Find out which startups are attracting the attention -- and the dollars -- of some of the most high-profile entrepreneurs.
5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

With the final debate tonight and the election right around the corner, follow these tips when mentioning politics on social media.
5 Tips for Using Social Media as a Customer Service Tool

5 Tips for Using Social Media as a Customer Service Tool

Why you should embrace negative comments online and how to do it right.
How to Mine Social Networks for Valuable Customer Data

How to Mine Social Networks for Valuable Customer Data

You can mine demographic and other data about your audience on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
4 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Startup

4 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Startup

Do you really know how to use Pinterest to help attract people to your business? If not, here's a brief tutorial.
Twitter's Profile Pages Redesign Offers More Branding Opportunities

Twitter's Profile Pages Redesign Offers More Branding Opportunities

How to take advantage of larger images and other design changes to draw more attention to your business.
What You Can Learn from Celebrities About Social Media

What You Can Learn from Celebrities About Social Media

When it comes to engaging with your followers, sometimes it helps to think like you're famous.
6 Must-Have Attributes of Social Media Managers

6 Must-Have Attributes of Social Media Managers

Hiring someone to handle your company's social media message is an important step to growing your business. Here are some skills to look for.
How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
3 Social Media Lessons from the Olympics

3 Social Media Lessons from the Olympics

A look at what business owners can learn from the recent Twitter missteps made by Olympic athletes.
Mike Jones on Ditching La La Land for Silicon Beach

Mike Jones on Ditching La La Land for Silicon Beach

Los Angeles has long been a mecca for creative types. Now it's attracting techies too.
5 Ways to Master Social Media Multitasking

5 Ways to Master Social Media Multitasking

These tips and inexpensive tools can help streamline your efforts across multiple social media sites.
Finding the Best Time to Post to Social Networks

Finding the Best Time to Post to Social Networks

Popular URL shortening service bitly examines the peak times to post to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

SBA Chief Touts Entrepreneurship to Recent Grads in Twitter Q&A

New college graduates are facing never-before-seen student-debt levels. The White House is hoping entrepreneurship is the answer.
Want Better Twitter Results? Try These Effective Types of Tweets

Want Better Twitter Results? Try These Effective Types of Tweets

A new report suggests that complaining and being cryptic aren't the best ways to engage followers on the popular social network.
Five to Follow for Doing Business in China

Five to Follow for Doing Business in China

Follow these five Twitter feeds for helpful information and services that will help you expand your business into the booming Asian economy.
The Business Model for Disruption

The Business Model for Disruption

For groundbreaking companies like Twitter and Pinterest, business plans take a backseat to growing traffic. Thanks to the excitement over the expected Facebook IPO, it's starting to feel like the dot-com boom all over again.
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