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3 Tips to Better Use the Social Networks You Use Every Day
Networking

3 Tips to Better Use the Social Networks You Use Every Day

We know the biggies when it comes to social networking. But are you using them right?
Cynthia Johnson
Meerkat CEO on Twitter Blockage: It's Their House, and We Need to Respect That
Competition

Meerkat CEO on Twitter Blockage: It's Their House, and We Need to Respect That

Though such a move was inevitable, it came much sooner than the team had expected, says the CEO of the viral live-streaming app.
Geoff Weiss
Twitter Founder: We Hired Dick Costolo Because He's Funny
Humor

Twitter Founder: We Hired Dick Costolo Because He's Funny

Biz Stone says humor is so important for a business leader because it 'is kind of a secret delivery mechanism of truth.'
Have Some Words of Wisdom? Share Your #GoodAdviceIn4Words.
Social Media

Have Some Words of Wisdom? Share Your #GoodAdviceIn4Words.

Sometimes the best advice is absurdly succinct.
Wendy Frink
8 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Custom Twitter Hashtags
Hashtags

8 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Custom Twitter Hashtags

Custom hashtags can be used for much more than the average tweet.
Christina Baldassarre
Headed to SXSW? Here Are Some Crazy Facts About the Conference. (Infographic)
SXSW

Headed to SXSW? Here Are Some Crazy Facts About the Conference. (Infographic)

These fun facts and figures reveal everything from some of the now incredibly successful companies that initially launched at SXSW to what attendees are eating and drinking while in Austin.
Laura Entis
The Book Biz Stone Wants You to Read
Entrepreneurs

The Book Biz Stone Wants You to Read

Twitter's co-founder plays 'Finish This Sentence,' sharing what he's reading, how he unwinds and the characteristics all innovation must share.
Nina Zipkin
How to Use Social Media to Boost Your MBA Application
Social Media

How to Use Social Media to Boost Your MBA Application

Here are 5 tips for improving your MBA application by improving your online presence.
Cynthia Johnson
10 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Sucks
Personal Branding

10 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Sucks

Not that anyone cares about your personal brand, but the least you could do is present yourself to the world correctly.
Steve Tobak
Use These Social-Media Keyboard Shortcuts to Improve Your Productivity (Infographic)
Social Media

Use These Social-Media Keyboard Shortcuts to Improve Your Productivity (Infographic)

For example, as you are reading through Facebook, you can press "j" to get to the next post.
Catherine Clifford
Biz Stone Discusses How the Right Connection Led to the Creation of Twitter
Entrepreneurs

Biz Stone Discusses How the Right Connection Led to the Creation of Twitter

Stone and co-founder Evan Williams teamed up because they resonated and trusted great things would follow.
John Rampton
The Ultimate Hashtag Cheat Sheet (Infographic)
Infographics

The Ultimate Hashtag Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

New to Twitter? Or Instagram? Here's some #hashtags101 action for you.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
New Dove Campaign Aims to Cleanse Twitter of Rampant Trolling and Hate-Speech
Social Media Marketing

New Dove Campaign Aims to Cleanse Twitter of Rampant Trolling and Hate-Speech

Entitled #SpeakBeautiful, the multi-tiered campaign will aim to incite a domino effect of positivity.
Geoff Weiss
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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