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5 Tools for Downloading and Analyzing Twitter Data
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5 Tools for Downloading and Analyzing Twitter Data

There is a mountain of Twitter data available with vast potential to enhance your marketing, once you have the resources to make sense of it.
Ann Smarty
7 Ways to Set Your Twitter Feed on Fire
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7 Ways to Set Your Twitter Feed on Fire

Entrepreneurs can improve engagement with their tweets with a few simple adjustments.
Jimmy Burgess
10 Ways to Grow a Huge Following on Twitter
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10 Ways to Grow a Huge Following on Twitter

Twitter is much more dynamic than the 140 characters most people limit themselves to.
Christina Baldassarre
Pharrell Dresses as Hilton Bellhop, Becomes a Brand Favorite Yet Again
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Pharrell Dresses as Hilton Bellhop, Becomes a Brand Favorite Yet Again

When Pharrell showed up onstage dressed like a bellhop, Hilton Hotels had a sassy tweet ready.
Kate Taylor
Chipotle Offers Free Burritos in Exchange for... Haikus
Chipotle

Chipotle Offers Free Burritos in Exchange for... Haikus

Burrito-loving poets took to Twitter and Facebook in hopes of winning a free meal for two.
Kate Taylor
Twitter Is Bleeding Users Because 'We Suck at Dealing With Abuse and Trolls'
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Twitter Is Bleeding Users Because 'We Suck at Dealing With Abuse and Trolls'

Ahead of an earnings call today, Twitter's CEO took personal responsibility for rampant trolling on the platform in a leaked memo.
Geoff Weiss
Tweets Will Soon Be Visible in Google Search Results
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Tweets Will Soon Be Visible in Google Search Results

Twitter and Google strike a deal.
Twitter Courts Businesses With Option to Promote Their Most Popular Tweets
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Twitter Courts Businesses With Option to Promote Their Most Popular Tweets

The social network's new 'quick promote' feature lets you turn your business's top tweets into ads in two clicks.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Be Whom You Project to Be on Social Media
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How to Be Whom You Project to Be on Social Media

A few encounters in my life taught me that we can change ourselves to be the businesspeople we sometimes pretend to be,
Issamar Ginzberg
Who Won the Social Super Bowl?
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Who Won the Social Super Bowl?

Twitter vs. Facebook vs. YouTube.
Julia Boorstin
5 Ways to Tune Your Twitter Strategy Based on Audience Behavior
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5 Ways to Tune Your Twitter Strategy Based on Audience Behavior

Establishing and maintaining the right balance in terms of content, tone and messaging is essential for building and maintaining an engaged audience.
Shannon Byrne
Video on Twitter? This Investor Says Yes, Please.
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Video on Twitter? This Investor Says Yes, Please.

It will be a 'powder keg, in a good way.'
Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends CEO Dick Costolo in Massive Tweetstorm
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Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends CEO Dick Costolo in Massive Tweetstorm

'There isn't a single person who has been thinking longer about Twitter than @dickc.'
Laura Entis
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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.

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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