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Uber's Fight to Win China
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Uber's Fight to Win China

This quick news recap will keep you "in the know" this weekend.
Catherine Clifford
Periscope Streams Will Now Autoplay Directly Within Twitter Timelines
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Periscope Streams Will Now Autoplay Directly Within Twitter Timelines

The update marks a long-expected culmination of Twitter's acquisition of Periscope, and another means by which it's beefing up its content sprawl.
Geoff Weiss
10,000 Characters on Twitter? 4 Reasons to Embrace That Rumored Character Limit.
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10,000 Characters on Twitter? 4 Reasons to Embrace That Rumored Character Limit.

People's timelines would look the same. And brands could present their message or offer. So, what's all the fuss?
Jonathan Long
#Twitter10K: Possibility of 10,000 Character Limit Creates Big Buzz
Social Media

#Twitter10K: Possibility of 10,000 Character Limit Creates Big Buzz

CEO Jack Dorsey was evasive in his response to rumors about the possibility of longer tweets.
Lindsay Friedman
7 Social Media Fails So Disastrous, They Shocked the Experts
Social Media

7 Social Media Fails So Disastrous, They Shocked the Experts

Here's why it's best to think before posting.
Carly Okyle
The Secrets to Creating Perfect Social-Media Posts
Social Media

The Secrets to Creating Perfect Social-Media Posts

Here are a few tips that will put you on the right path to better Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Vine posts.
Kevin Allen
How Jack Dorsey Says He Balances Leading Twitter and Square
Jack Dorsey

How Jack Dorsey Says He Balances Leading Twitter and Square

The CEO of both Twitter and payments technology company Square, has a secret to keep from being overwhelmed.
Leena Rao
Was the Steve Harvey Miss Universe Mistake a PR Stunt?
Data-Driven Marketing

Was the Steve Harvey Miss Universe Mistake a PR Stunt?

Did you know the Miss Universe pageant existed anymore? You do now.
Matt Sweetwood
7 Social Media Power Techniques that Build Your Brand and Business
Social Media

7 Social Media Power Techniques that Build Your Brand and Business

To be successful today, you need the attitude that social media is not something you do. It's a lifestyle.
Matt Sweetwood
Facebook, Google and Twitter Agree to German Ban on Online Hate Speech
Business Accelerated

Facebook, Google and Twitter Agree to German Ban on Online Hate Speech

The companies will remove offending materials from their networks within 24 hours.
Twitter Is Proof That Founders Make the Best CEOs
Founders

Twitter Is Proof That Founders Make the Best CEOs

Research shows that founders have a long-term vision for their companies that hired CEO typically lack. The return of Jack Dorsey to Twitter is a high-profile example.
Adam Root
To Post or Not to Post: 3 Rules to Keep in Mind for Keeping Social Media SFW
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To Post or Not to Post: 3 Rules to Keep in Mind for Keeping Social Media SFW

The Esquire Guy explains the duties and casualties of company ambassadorship.
Ross McCammon
Twitter Warns Some Users of Possible State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks
Hackers

Twitter Warns Some Users of Possible State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

Hackers may have been trying to obtain information such as email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers.
Instagram Is Crushing Twitter and Facebook on Brand Engagement
Instagram

Instagram Is Crushing Twitter and Facebook on Brand Engagement

A new report examines user interaction across the most popular social media channels.
Catherine Clifford
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.

 

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