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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.
News and Articles About Twitter
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
Find out which startups are attracting the attention -- and the dollars -- of some of the most high-profile entrepreneurs.
October 30, 2012
With the final debate tonight and the election right around the corner, follow these tips when mentioning politics on social media.
October 22, 2012
Why you should embrace negative comments online and how to do it right.
October 10, 2012
You can mine demographic and other data about your audience on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
October 1, 2012
Do you really know how to use Pinterest to help attract people to your business? If not, here's a brief tutorial.
September 28, 2012
How to take advantage of larger images and other design changes to draw more attention to your business.
September 18, 2012
When it comes to engaging with your followers, sometimes it helps to think like you're famous.
September 14, 2012
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.
August 24, 2012
A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
August 22, 2012
A look at what business owners can learn from the recent Twitter missteps made by Olympic athletes.
July 31, 2012
Los Angeles has long been a mecca for creative types. Now it's attracting techies too.
July 24, 2012
These tips and inexpensive tools can help streamline your efforts across multiple social media sites.
May 30, 2012
Popular URL shortening service bitly examines the peak times to post to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
May 16, 2012
New college graduates are facing never-before-seen student-debt levels. The White House is hoping entrepreneurship is the answer.
April 25, 2012
A new report suggests that complaining and being cryptic aren't the best ways to engage followers on the popular social network.
April 19, 2012
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