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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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.
How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

Movies and TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' have taken hold of the nation's imagination. See what you can learn from a zombie.
What You Need to Know About Using Hashtags on Twitter

What You Need to Know About Using Hashtags on Twitter

Here's how you can use hashtags so your tweets can reach a larger audience and attract more followers.
How to Find Your Authentic Voice on Social Media

How to Find Your Authentic Voice on Social Media

How do you engage customers on social media--without sounding like you're marketing to them? Let the Esquire guy be your guide.
Social Media Tips from the Oscars

Social Media Tips from the Oscars

The Oscars may be a must watch event, but is it also a must Tweet event? Business owners, you be the judges.
Twitter 101: How to Join the Conversation

Twitter 101: How to Join the Conversation

Jason Falls, CEO of Social Media Explorer, shares tips for business owners looking to find their place on social network..
10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using -- Now

10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using -- Now

Want to take your social media campaigns to the next level? These tools can help you get there.
Five Things to Do Before Your SXSW Launch

Five Things to Do Before Your SXSW Launch

A good showing at Austin's South by Southwest Interactive festival can carry you down the path to startup glory. Here's a last-minute checklist.
Seven Business Goals of Social Media - and How to Get Started

Seven Business Goals of Social Media - and How to Get Started

Jason Falls, CEO of Social Media Explorer, explains how business owners can take a strategic approach to social media marketing.
How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse

How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse

Macon Phillips, the White House's director of New Media, describes how the administration is using social media in unique ways -- and how your business can too.
How Broderick's Bueller Can Deliver Your Business Super Bowl Buzz

How Broderick's Bueller Can Deliver Your Business Super Bowl Buzz

Curious how to take advantage of the pre-game buzz? Consider newsjacking or hosting a promotional tie-in.
McDonald's Social-Media Lesson: Critics Tweet Back

McDonald's Social-Media Lesson: Critics Tweet Back

The hamburger chain admits that its new Twitter campaign, designed to promote the farmers who supply its meat, didn't go exactly as planned.
Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

As email and instant messaging loses prowess among users, smaller social-networking sites are stepping up.
How Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Brogan and Others Think Social Media Will Change in 2012

How Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Brogan and Others Think Social Media Will Change in 2012

From the rise of Google+ to the oversaturation of social media, here's what five social media mavens have to say about what's on the horizon in 2012.
How to Turn Tweets Into Customers

How to Turn Tweets Into Customers

Kenny Lao of Rickshaw Dumpling uses Twitter and Facebook to update his restaurant's fans on a "moment-to-moment" basis. Here are his tips on managing a social-media schedule.
How Small-Business Owners Can Cast a Social Safety Net

How Small-Business Owners Can Cast a Social Safety Net

We look at six tools that can help protect your company's social-media contacts and content.
See How Fozzie the Bear Helped Viddy Build Social Media Buzz

See How Fozzie the Bear Helped Viddy Build Social Media Buzz

New video-blogging platform helps entrepreneurs make high-quality short films that are made for social media. See how the company practices what it preaches.
Why Small Businesses Should Care About Their 'Social Influence'

Why Small Businesses Should Care About Their 'Social Influence'

To find out just how valuable your social-media presence is, consider factoring in the influence of your fans and followers, too.
How to Use Social Media for Research and Development

How to Use Social Media for Research and Development

Consider this advice for getting customer feedback over Facebook and Twitter.
More Small Businesses Extol the Benefits of Social Media

More Small Businesses Extol the Benefits of Social Media

Small business owners have long criticized social media as being cumbersome and time-consuming. But now, the benefits appear to be winning out.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Social Media from Adam Carolla

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Social Media from Adam Carolla

Comedian Adam Carolla created a podcast that launched to No. 1 in no time. Here's how he keeps fans coming back and how other entrepreneurs can too.
Why Netflix, Bank of America and Dunkin' Donuts Cave in to Customer Demands

Why Netflix, Bank of America and Dunkin' Donuts Cave in to Customer Demands

Where is the line between being responsive to customers' needs, and simply letting customers call the shots?

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