Twitter

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.

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Finding Growth By Changing Your Mindset

Finding Growth By Changing Your Mindset

No one wins with traditional marketing. With the right mindset and approach, you too can hack your business's growth.
Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

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

Amid NSA snooping, the biggest American Internet companies are taking a list of demands to Washington.
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

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.

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

The combination of data could help increase the relevancy of retargeted ads on mobile devices.
Twitter Adds Its First Female Board Member

Twitter Adds Its First Female Board Member

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

5 Steps to Supercharging Engagement on Twitter

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

Fast Facts on Apple's Recent Buying Spree

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

Fake Twitter Followers: How Many Do You Have?

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.
The Behind-the-Scenes Values Successful Social Brands Share

The Behind-the-Scenes Values Successful Social Brands Share

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.
7 Ways to Get Bloggers Buzzing About Your Brand

7 Ways to Get Bloggers Buzzing About Your Brand

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.
Twitter Pulls Plug On Allowing Users to Direct Message Anyone

Twitter Pulls Plug On Allowing Users to Direct Message Anyone

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.
Promoting Your Business Through Personal Posts

Promoting Your Business Through Personal Posts

Branding guru Jason Seiden pushes for social media with a work-life blend.

How to Ensure Your Technology is Secure, Stable and Scalable

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

Twitter Creates Custom Timelines

New feature allows users and brands to create specific timelines around topics of their choosing.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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

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

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

Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment

Twitter is the poster child for entrepreneurial determination and free-market opportunities. Believe that hype.
The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever

The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever

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

Investors Not Buying the Twitter Hype: Poll

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.
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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.
Learn This Twitter Shortcut

Learn This Twitter Shortcut

Cribbing off existing Twitter lists can help you build your own segmented marketing strategies.
Questions You Need to Consider Before Retweeting Anything on Twitter

Questions You Need to Consider Before Retweeting Anything on Twitter

How to avoid passing on a sketchy tweet that could risk your and your startup's reputation.

President Obama's Twitter Links Hacked

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

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
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