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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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News and Articles About Twitter

Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

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Amid NSA snooping, the biggest American Internet companies are taking a list of demands to Washington.
December 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at how admitting ignorance to your employees can improve communication, why you should avoid doing business in some countries and more advice for business owners.
December 6, 2013 in Managing Employees

Twitter Said to Launch Retargeted Ads Based on Users' Cookies, Location

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The combination of data could help increase the relevancy of retargeted ads on mobile devices.
December 5, 2013 in Social Media
Twitter Adds Its First Female Board Member

Twitter Adds Its First Female Board Member

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She's a former big-business CEO but isn't much of a Twitter user, so far.
December 5, 2013 in Social Media
5 Steps to Supercharging Engagement on Twitter

5 Steps to Supercharging Engagement on Twitter

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Follow this advice in order to go beyond basic marketing messages to really interacting with your followers and customers.
December 5, 2013 in Social Media
Fast Facts on Apple's Recent Buying Spree

Fast Facts on Apple's Recent Buying Spree

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Apple's purchase of Topsy rounds out what has been a busy year of acquisitions by the consumer-electronics giant.
December 3, 2013 in News and Trends
Fake Twitter Followers: How Many Do You Have?

Fake Twitter Followers: How Many Do You Have?

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There's a good chance that at least a few of your followers on Twitter are fake. Here's a look at how you can tell, and how much it costs to buy fake followers.
December 2, 2013 in Social Media
Video: The Behind-the-Scenes Values Successful Social Brands SharePlay Video

The Behind-the-Scenes Values Successful Social Brands Share (Video)

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The most important aspects of your social media strategy are never seen in a Twitter feed. Our interview explains why hiring and morale are essential to building a socially powerful brand.
November 26, 2013 in Business Management
7 Ways to Get Bloggers Buzzing About Your Brand

7 Ways to Get Bloggers Buzzing About Your Brand

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Businesses big and small can do a lot to get bloggers on their side. Here are seven steps to strengthen your brand's local presence.
November 22, 2013 in Social Media
Twitter Pulls Plug On Allowing Users to Direct Message Anyone

Twitter Pulls Plug On Allowing Users to Direct Message Anyone

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Last month, Twitter changed its direct-messaging options. It has now decided it wasn't such a good idea and is reverting back to its old ways.
November 19, 2013 in Social Media
Promoting Your Business Through Personal Posts

Promoting Your Business Through Personal Posts

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Branding guru Jason Seiden pushes for social media with a work-life blend.
November 15, 2013 in Social Media

How to Ensure Your Technology is Secure, Stable and Scalable

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Focus on the security, stability, scalability and sustainability of your digital infrastructure to keep your business ahead of the competition.
November 14, 2013 in Security
Twitter Creates Custom Timelines

Twitter Creates Custom Timelines

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New feature allows users and brands to create specific timelines around topics of their choosing.
November 12, 2013 in Social Media
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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Why Twitter has staying power, a progressive pitch in NYC, play with your pet remotely via Petcube, putting the iPad Air through the ringer, why small businesses should love Bitcoin. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
November 8, 2013 in News and Trends
Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

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With Twitter's IPO, this year and next are shaping up to be epic for co-founder Jack Dorsey -- and for his wallet.
November 7, 2013 in News and Trends
Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment

Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment

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Twitter is the poster child for entrepreneurial determination and free-market opportunities. Believe that hype.
November 7, 2013 in Social Media
Photos: The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever

The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever

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Twitter may be one of the most talked-about IPOs of the year, but it's nothing in size compared to these guys.
November 5, 2013 in Management & Operations
Investors Not Buying the Twitter Hype: Poll

Investors Not Buying the Twitter Hype: Poll

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Nearly half of active investors, or those who had adjusted their holdings within the last year, say Twitter would not be a good investment, according to an AP-CNBC poll.
November 4, 2013 in Starting a Business
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Twitter goes public, entrepreneurs unplug in Boulder, New Yorkers vote for a new Mayor, SCORE teaches small biz tips in Detroit, top brand managers meet at Tech Madison Ave, a no BS conference. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
November 4, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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Bitcoin launches ATMS, quantifying innovation, Marissa Mayer's no telecommuting policy gets vindicated, Latinas take over, marketers can’t decide if Facebook ads work, Steve Blank gets fired. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
November 1, 2013 in News and Trends
Learn This Twitter Shortcut

Learn This Twitter Shortcut

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Cribbing off existing Twitter lists can help you build your own segmented marketing strategies.
November 1, 2013 in Online Marketing
Questions You Need to Consider Before Retweeting Anything on Twitter

Questions You Need to Consider Before Retweeting Anything on Twitter

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How to avoid passing on a sketchy tweet that could risk your and your startup's reputation.
October 30, 2013 in Social Media

President Obama's Twitter Links Hacked

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President Obama's Twitter links were compromised on Monday in an apparent attack by the Syrian Electronic Army.
October 29, 2013 in Social Media
Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

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The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
October 28, 2013 in News and Trends
How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

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From General Electric to Red Bull, these 24 brands selected by the Webby Awards are proving there is more to social media than cat pictures. Here’s what you can learn.
October 25, 2013 in Social Media
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