Twitter

What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter Use
Copyrights

What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter Use

When your social media presence is an integral part of your livelihood, it's important to know what you can do to protect yourself.
Nina Zipkin
13 Facts About Jack Dorsey's Fabulous Life
Jack Dorsey

13 Facts About Jack Dorsey's Fabulous Life

Did you know he started programming at age 15 and built Twitter's prototype in 2000?
Twitter's Head of Video Hints at Monetization Plans for 'All' Creators
Video Marketing

Twitter's Head of Video Hints at Monetization Plans for 'All' Creators

Speaking at VidCon, Baljeet Singh teased the idea of rolling out video monetization to 'all types of creators' on Twitter.
Geoff Weiss
Tweet Them Right: 3 Steps to Increasing Customer Loyalty Via Twitter
Customer Loyalty

Tweet Them Right: 3 Steps to Increasing Customer Loyalty Via Twitter

A little blue birdie can offer great opportunities to interact with and retain customers.
Christopher Hann
The Celebs Who Lashed Out at NYC's Mayor Over the Uber Cap
Uber

The Celebs Who Lashed Out at NYC's Mayor Over the Uber Cap

Ashton Kutcher, Neil Patrick Harris and Kate Upton weren't happy with Bill de Blasio's attack on the ride-sharing company.
Laura Entis
Finding the Perfect Match in the Social Media Platform Universe
Social Media

Finding the Perfect Match in the Social Media Platform Universe

Each social media platform has its own "flavor." Which is right for you?
Eric Dahan
2016 Presidential Candidates Placing Emphasis on New Marketing Techniques
Presidential Elections

2016 Presidential Candidates Placing Emphasis on New Marketing Techniques

Candidates from both parties believe the road to the oval office is paved with new technologies.
Samuel Edwards
Sarcasm Poses Problem for Computer Algorithms in U.S. Election
Social Media

Sarcasm Poses Problem for Computer Algorithms in U.S. Election

Increasingly, data gatherers find themselves tripped up by basic social media conventions like sarcasm and mockery.
8 Apple Watch Apps That Help You Run Your Business
Apple Watch

8 Apple Watch Apps That Help You Run Your Business

Help is as close as your wrist for the zillion daily tasks necessary to keep your business growing.
John Boitnott
Could This Guy Be Twitter's Next CEO?
Twitter

Could This Guy Be Twitter's Next CEO?

The social-media company's board is leaning toward picking an insider to be the company's next chief executive, person familiar with the matter say.
What Twitter's Potential Flipboard Acquisition Means for the Publishing Industry
Media Companies

What Twitter's Potential Flipboard Acquisition Means for the Publishing Industry

Rumored acquisitions by online's biggest platforms merely amplify the same headline churn. Is there anything new on the horizon?
Joe Hyrkin
Twitter Rolls Out Suite of Direct Response Ad Products
Twitter Advertising

Twitter Rolls Out Suite of Direct Response Ad Products

The new features are aimed at improving user engagement with direct response ads, encouraging actions such as clicking on a link or downloading an app.
What I Wish All My Employees Knew About Twitter
Twitter

What I Wish All My Employees Knew About Twitter

Here are the nine basics everyone needs to know to get started on the micro-blogging platform.
Josh Steimle
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.

A username, or user's "handle," is generally a series of letters and numbers preceded by the "@" sign. For instance, Entrepreneur magazine's Twitter handle is @EntMagazine. Tweets can be tracked in groups by using a hashtag, or the "#" sign, before the word or phrase.

As of September 2011, Twitter said it has 100 million active users worldwide.

Today's Most Read