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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Want Your Employees to Share Company Social Media Posts? This One-Click Tool Makes It Easy.

Want Your Employees to Share Company Social Media Posts? This One-Click Tool Makes It Easy.

Convincing your team to regularly share company social media posts is no easy task. Here, social media marketing expert Brian Honigman reveals his favorite fix for this common conundrum.
Want to Work For Me? Be My Facebook Friend.

Want to Work For Me? Be My Facebook Friend.

Is looking into online activities an invasion of privacy? Maybe, but it's important to learn everything you can about a job candidate.
Facebook Suffers 30-Minute Outage, Twitterverse Goes Ballistic

Facebook Suffers 30-Minute Outage, Twitterverse Goes Ballistic

Disgruntled Facebook users vented and poked fun at the outage on Twitter, with the 'Facebookisdown' hashtag receiving 49,000 mentions during the 30-minute period.
Twitter Announces Support of GIFs, the Internet Goes Crazy

Twitter Announces Support of GIFs, the Internet Goes Crazy

A sampling of how companies large and small have used the new GIF capability for their marketing purposes.
With Stalling Growth, Twitter's COO Tweets His Resignation

With Stalling Growth, Twitter's COO Tweets His Resignation

No replacement will be named as Ali Rowghani's responsibilities will be redistributed among other executives.
Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

Don't waste your time messing around on social sites that have no ROI for you. Here's how you can do better at gaining leads on the sites that are perfect for your business.
Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment

Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment

Popular social-media tool gets hit by hackers sending strange messages.
How the World Cup Is Fueling a Social Media Frenzy (Infographic)

How the World Cup Is Fueling a Social Media Frenzy (Infographic)

Roughly 74 percent of viewers are expected to be on social media while watching the games, according to this infographic.
Fab's CEO Refutes 'Hateful Rumors' That His Company Is Shutting Down

Fab's CEO Refutes 'Hateful Rumors' That His Company Is Shutting Down

After a report surfaced that the struggling ecommerce site is starting to close down, CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg took to Twitter to deny the claims.
Overwhelmed by Email and Social Mentions? This Tool Tames Both.

Overwhelmed by Email and Social Mentions? This Tool Tames Both.

Here's what marketing expert Brian Honigman uses to funnel all of his email and social media communications into a single central inbox that makes sense of it all.
Want Your Brand Associated With Positivity? Snap a Pic, Ditch the Tweet.

Want Your Brand Associated With Positivity? Snap a Pic, Ditch the Tweet.

New finding show that picture posts are four times more likely to provide warm and fuzzy feeling compared to text posts.
Are You Trying Too Hard on Social Media? This Website Will Let You Know.

Are You Trying Too Hard on Social Media? This Website Will Let You Know.

This algorithm will help determine if you are annoying your followers and friends online or they want to see more of you.
3 Ways to Master the Hashtag

3 Ways to Master the Hashtag

#amIdoingthisright?
Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life

Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life

As the 'kill switch' debate rages on in legal circles and among trade groups, a duo of hackers may have already made the conversation obsolete.
6 Key Shifts in Thinking About Social Media

6 Key Shifts in Thinking About Social Media

Findings of a new report show that while there are some constants in social media, marketers are switching up certain important philosophies.
The Savvy Business Owner's Guide to Honesty Via Social Media

The Savvy Business Owner's Guide to Honesty Via Social Media

All customers want to know the truth about the company, even if it hurts. Use Facebook and Twitter to good effect.
Twitter Basics From a Marketer With More Than 200K Followers

Twitter Basics From a Marketer With More Than 200K Followers

Here's how to get started on the microblogging platform and what you should and should not do.
3 Tips for Digital Marketing on a Budget

3 Tips for Digital Marketing on a Budget

Want to expand your digital reach without breaking the bank? Here are three tips.
4 Mistakes That Can Harm a Company's Social Media Campaign

4 Mistakes That Can Harm a Company's Social Media Campaign

Even the most savvy social-media maven can at times become confused over the best activities to pursue. Check out this list of don'ts.
It's Official: You Can Now Mute Loud Mouths on Twitter

It's Official: You Can Now Mute Loud Mouths on Twitter

Can't quite pull the trigger on unfollowing someone? Baby steps.
Lessons in Leveraging Vine From 5 Successful Brands

Lessons in Leveraging Vine From 5 Successful Brands

With only six seconds to produce a compelling and engaging video, some companies struggle to figure out the best way to use this micro-content platform.Take a page from these five companies and you will be on your way to being a Vine master.
Franchisees: The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

Franchisees: The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

Social media is a key way for franchisees to promote their business. Here are 12 big do's and don'ts.
Twitter Train Wreck: Why We Can't Turn Away From PayPal Exec's Shocking Meltdown

Twitter Train Wreck: Why We Can't Turn Away From PayPal Exec's Shocking Meltdown

While a riveted audience gawks on, PayPal has responded to the Twitter tirade of former employee Rakesh Agrawal, calling his meltdown 'tasteless' and 'worrisome.'
Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

With #AmazonCart, you can now add items to your Amazon shopping basket without leaving Twitter.
The Crazy, Cool and Unsettling Ways Police Are Using Social Media

The Crazy, Cool and Unsettling Ways Police Are Using Social Media

You can't fault the organization for staying current. But does live tweeting a sting operation go too far?
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