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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.

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14 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs for Managing Social Media

14 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs for Managing Social Media

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With the explosion of social media, it is hard to keep tabs on your online-marketing strategy across all platforms. These tools can help you do just that.
February 28, 2014 in Social Media
The 25 Highest-Paying Companies for Interns

The 25 Highest-Paying Companies for Interns

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A new list ranks companies based on the amount they pay their interns -- and the results may shock you.
February 28, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Going Beyond Facebook Paid Posts to Reach Customers

Going Beyond Facebook Paid Posts to Reach Customers

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With Facebook changing its social strategy and Google constantly updating its algorithm, our online-marketing expert Jim Yu offers up advice on how small businesses can reach customers in a consistent manner.
February 26, 2014 in Social Media
The Ban on Talking in the Elevator at Goldman Sachs Can Finally Go Away

The Ban on Talking in the Elevator at Goldman Sachs Can Finally Go Away

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John Lefevre, the man unmasked as the author of the @GSElevator Twitter account that purported to dish out snippets of uncensored conversation at Goldman Sachs, was found to have never worked at the bank.
February 25, 2014 in Social Media
Walking the Censorship Tightrope, LinkedIn Bets on China

Walking the Censorship Tightrope, LinkedIn Bets on China

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The social media network aims to expand in a country that has rebuffed Facebook, Twitter and Google.
February 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Video: New App Reinvents the 'Like'Play Video

New App Reinvents the 'Like' (Video)

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New social media tool Vowch looks to disrupt the recommendations space.
February 20, 2014 in Apps & Software
Yahoo's New 'Gemini' Tool Ties Mobile Ads and Native Search Together

Yahoo's New 'Gemini' Tool Ties Mobile Ads and Native Search Together

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The tech giant makes a noteworthy move in the mobile market, but is it enough to put it on par with Facebook and Twitter?
February 20, 2014 in Marketing
The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

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With television audiences diminishing as a result of newer digital mediums, celebrities are increasingly courting the tech giants of Silicon Valley on their recent promo tours.
February 19, 2014 in News and Trends
Photos: Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
February 19, 2014 in Technology
9 Advanced Twitter Tips and Tricks

9 Advanced Twitter Tips and Tricks

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If you want to get the most out of your time and money in Twitter, then take it to the next level with these nine strategies.
February 18, 2014 in Social Media
25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

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Don’t let the simple concept of a first sale mislead you. Obtaining that first customer can sometimes be a long, arduous battle. Here's how.
February 18, 2014 in Sales
Customers Still Furious Over 1-800-Flowers' Valentine's Day Flop

Customers Still Furious Over 1-800-Flowers' Valentine's Day Flop

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Besieged by a blizzard, New York-based 1-800-Flowers failed to deliver arrangements -- or delivered dead bouquets -- to hundreds of infuriated customers.
February 17, 2014 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: Determining the Best Platform for Mobile Marketing

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: Determining the Best Platform for Mobile Marketing

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Our marketing expert Jim Yu discusses how to best utilize social for mobile marketing.
February 12, 2014 in Online Marketing
At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

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Does social media carry an intrinsic dollar value? At Marc Jacobs' latest pop-up store in New York, the designer is throwing money out the window entirely.
February 7, 2014 in Social Media
POLL: Are We All Idiots? Or Is Twitter Really Difficult to Use?

POLL: Are We All Idiots? Or Is Twitter Really Difficult to Use?

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To the surprise of many, some people find Twitter difficult to understand. Are hashtags really that confusing?
February 7, 2014 in Social Media
Photos: A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

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Revamp your online presence in one week.
February 6, 2014 in Social Media
Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

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The social media company's stock plunges 20 percent on report of slow user growth.
February 6, 2014 in Social Media
Photos: 10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following

10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following

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For those entrepreneurs looking to get a little inspiration in short, succinct bits, follow these people on Twitter.
February 5, 2014 in Lifestyle
Retweeting Content to Build Your Brand on Twitter

Retweeting Content to Build Your Brand on Twitter

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Find out how to use existing content to build your following and grow your brand.
February 4, 2014 in Social Media
The Ultimate Social Media Guide to Getting a Job (Infographic)

The Ultimate Social Media Guide to Getting a Job (Infographic)

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Increasingly, employers are checking out social media profiles -- and not just to find potentially incriminating photos of job applicants.
February 4, 2014 in Hiring Center
Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

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Following a deal with the entertainment company 300, Twitter will share prized information about who happens to be tweeting about emerging musicians.
February 3, 2014 in Apps & Software
Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent

Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent

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A California web developer with the Twitter handle @N was forced to give it to a hacker who compromised both his PayPal and GoDaddy accounts
January 29, 2014 in Security
Study: Brands Simply Aren't Replying on Twitter

Study: Brands Simply Aren't Replying on Twitter

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If you manage a brand's Twitter account, chances are you're not interacting as much as you could be. And that's not a good thing.
January 26, 2014 in Social Media
TiVo Takes a Look at America's Viewing Habits

TiVo Takes a Look at America's Viewing Habits

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While 69 percent of people say they surf the internet while the TV is on, 76 percent said their primary focus is actually watching what's on TV, according to a new survey.
January 24, 2014 in News and Trends
Photos: From Google to Warby Parker: The Origins Behind 10 of the Wackiest Company Names

From Google to Warby Parker: The Origins Behind 10 of the Wackiest Company Names

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Business owners are increasingly throwing out the rulebook when it comes to playing the name game. Here are the anecdotes behind 10 of our favorites.
January 24, 2014 in Branding
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