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This Free Tool Can Determine Your Most Valuable Followers on Instagram and Twitter
Social Media

This Free Tool Can Determine Your Most Valuable Followers on Instagram and Twitter

SocialRank, which launched last January to help Twitter users better understand their audiences, has now added a comparable tool for Instagram.
Geoff Weiss
5 Antidotes for Chronic Digital Distraction
Distractions

5 Antidotes for Chronic Digital Distraction

Nobody can function in business without a smartphone but most could get more done if they paid it less attention.
Vineet Jain
Twitter Now Lets You Direct Message Anyone You Want
Twitter

Twitter Now Lets You Direct Message Anyone You Want

Whether you follow them or not, individuals and companies can now privately contact you, thanks to Twitter's new opt-in program.
Verne Kopytoff
What Inspires Innovators on Twitter
Inspiration

What Inspires Innovators on Twitter

A recent report revealed the most-followed Twitter accounts by innovation leaders, along with what sources they use to share information.
Kevin Allen
Real-Time Video Streaming on Social Media Is Driving the Publishing Craze
Streaming

Real-Time Video Streaming on Social Media Is Driving the Publishing Craze

With apps like Meerkat and Periscope recently making their debut, giant publishers are looking to real-time engatement with their digitial communities in the form of video streaming.
Dan Newman
Donald Trump and T-Mobile CEO John Legere Hurl Insults in Twitter Feud
Social Media

Donald Trump and T-Mobile CEO John Legere Hurl Insults in Twitter Feud

Grab some popcorn and fire up your Twitter feed.
Geoff Weiss
Twitter's Shares Jump on Takeover Rumors
Mergers and Acquisitions

Twitter's Shares Jump on Takeover Rumors

At least one report says that the company has hired advisers to rebuff a takeover bid.
Was Hostess' Bizarre #OpeningDay Tweet an Epic Fail or Savvy Social Media Marketing?
Social Media

Was Hostess' Bizarre #OpeningDay Tweet an Epic Fail or Savvy Social Media Marketing?

Though the Twitterverse initially reeled at the post, Hostess insists it's having the last laugh.
Geoff Weiss
Tesla Is About to Announce a Mysterious New Product
Tesla

Tesla Is About to Announce a Mysterious New Product

Details are sparse, but the unveiling is slated for April 30th.
Laura Entis
Why Denny's Sounds Like a Chill Teenager on Social Media
Social Media

Why Denny's Sounds Like a Chill Teenager on Social Media

Find out how this restaurant chain was able to go viral with one of the most unique social-media strategy in the business.
Kate Taylor
Live-Streaming App Battle Begins: Twitter Launches Periscope as Meerkat Raises $12 Million
Competition

Live-Streaming App Battle Begins: Twitter Launches Periscope as Meerkat Raises $12 Million

On the same day that Twitter unveiled Periscope, which it acquired for $100 million in January, buzzy app Meerkat announced a $12 million funding round.
Geoff Weiss
Tips for Hit-Makers: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Hollywood
SXSW 2015

Tips for Hit-Makers: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Hollywood

Rethink success and how you relate to your fans. These tips from Hollywood experts can teach small business owners how to maximize audience.
Jacob Hall
The Best Way to Network on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Networking

The Best Way to Network on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Your goal? For someone to tell you 'I feel like I know you even though we've never met in person.'
Jacqueline Whitmore
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.

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