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Video on Twitter? This Investor Says Yes, Please.
Video

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
Twitter

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
Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real Time
Advertising

Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real Time

New technology developed by Facebook will enable marketers to deploy content regarding events as they unfold.
Geoff Weiss
How Marketers Should Approach the New Twitter
Twitter Marketing

How Marketers Should Approach the New Twitter

Brands and businesses need to be ready to roll with new changes as soon as Twitter's development team rolls them out.
Lisa Hoover McGreevy
Blizzard, You Say? These 5 Companies Used the Social-Media Hype to Their Advantage.
Twitter Marketing

Blizzard, You Say? These 5 Companies Used the Social-Media Hype to Their Advantage.

With the snow storm come and gone, here's how some big brands capitalized on the weather.
Benjamin Snyder
8 Social-Media Sins That Are Sure to Get You Unfriended and Unfollowed
Social Media

8 Social-Media Sins That Are Sure to Get You Unfriended and Unfollowed

How to avoid being "that guy" on social media.
Lisa Evans
Twitter Premieres New Mobile Video and Group Messaging Features
Twitter

Twitter Premieres New Mobile Video and Group Messaging Features

The social juggernaut added Group Direct Messaging and mobile video recording to its growing list of share-happy bells and whistles today.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Increase Retweets and Improve Engagement on Twitter With These 12 Tips (Infographic)
Twitter

Increase Retweets and Improve Engagement on Twitter With These 12 Tips (Infographic)

Twitter is a great marketing platform, but simply firing off tweets isn't going to necessarily translate into leads and sales.
Jonathan Long
How Recruiters Creepily Troll Social Media for Job Candidates (Infographic)
Infographics

How Recruiters Creepily Troll Social Media for Job Candidates (Infographic)

Forget creepy exes. Headhunters are snooping your social media accounts, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Twitter Debuts New 'Recap' Feature That Makes It Feel More Like Facebook
Twitter

Twitter Debuts New 'Recap' Feature That Makes It Feel More Like Facebook

It's meant to help you catch up on the most popular and relevant tweets you may have missed since you last signed onto the platform.
Laura Entis
We Need to Stop Blaming Social Media For Stressing Us Out
Stress

We Need to Stop Blaming Social Media For Stressing Us Out

Our accusations may be misplaced, according to a new Pew study.
Laura Entis
Increase Engagement on Twitter With Solid Tactics Backed by Research
Social Media Marketing

Increase Engagement on Twitter With Solid Tactics Backed by Research

If your followers are spending time on your social patch, they're spending less time with your competition's.
Mel Carson
Get More Followers and Increase Engagement With These 7 Twitter Tips
Twitter Marketing

Get More Followers and Increase Engagement With These 7 Twitter Tips

Some of these may seem counterintuitive to your idea of Twitter greatness, but they are for real.
Twitter Founder Has a New App and It's Super
Entrepreneurs

Twitter Founder Has a New App and It's Super

Biz Stone changed the world when he founded Twitter. Now, he's just trying to have more fun.
Jason Saltzman
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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