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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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What Twitter's Board Really Needs

What Twitter's Board Really Needs

Twitter needs diversity on its board, but not in the way you might think.
Twitter CEO Spars With Tech Entrepreneur Over Lack of Women on Board

Twitter CEO Spars With Tech Entrepreneur Over Lack of Women on Board

After a New York Times story critiqued Twitter for having zero women on its board, the social network's CEO aired his opinions -- leading to a social media-infused grudge match.
Twitter's IPO Will Make All These People Millionaires and Billionaires

Twitter's IPO Will Make All These People Millionaires and Billionaires

With the IPO set, Twitter's venture capital investors, longtime employees and other stockholders are about to become very wealthy.
Twitter Makes IPO Filing Public

Twitter Makes IPO Filing Public

Twitter made its S-1 filing available to the public on Thursday, lifting the veil on its initial public offering plans.
What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown

What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown

Politics and business don't always mix but these owners spoke out about the shutdown.
California Gives Kids a Way to Erase Their Scandalous Social-Media Posts. Sort Of.

California Gives Kids a Way to Erase Their Scandalous Social-Media Posts. Sort Of.

A new law gives people under the age of 18 an 'eraser button' to delete embarrassing, crude or cruel online posts that could follow them into adulthood and employment.
Report: Twitter to List on NYSE, Fearing IPO Mishap on Nasdaq

Report: Twitter to List on NYSE, Fearing IPO Mishap on Nasdaq

Not wanting a repeat of Facebook's botched IPO, Twitter reportedly plans to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange when it makes its market debut.
A Must-Read Guide to Twitter Slang, Lingo, Abbreviations and Acronyms

A Must-Read Guide to Twitter Slang, Lingo, Abbreviations and Acronyms

If you've been feeling lost while navigating the sometimes strange world of Twitter, this information should help.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Jay Z bails on the Nets, parsing the weird productivity tips of historical figures, Twitter and GoDaddy get together, online merchants ditch credit-card processing, tips for delivering a knockout speech. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech

Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech

According to a ruling on Tuesday, anything you Like on Facebook can't and won't be used against you -- in a court of law or anywhere else.
Want to Spread Your Message? An Angry Tweet May Be the Answer

Want to Spread Your Message? An Angry Tweet May Be the Answer

Computer scientists have found that angry messages spread faster on social media than messages of sadness, disgust, even joy.
New Rule of Social Media: 3 Tweets Gets the Message Out

New Rule of Social Media: 3 Tweets Gets the Message Out

When it comes to tweeting -- or heck, even emailing or calling -- attempt at least three times, says Ilise Benun of Marketing Mentor.
Experts Say Twitter Didn't Botch Its IPO Announcement

Experts Say Twitter Didn't Botch Its IPO Announcement

The social network announced its confidential filing for an initial public offering via a tweet. It's showing signs it learned from Facebook's IPO.
Twitter Just Made Connecting With Influencers a Little More Difficult

Twitter Just Made Connecting With Influencers a Little More Difficult

For verified users, a new feature filters spam mentions and can show only mentions from others who are also verified.
Twitter Files for IPO

Twitter Files for IPO

Twitter has filed to go public, though potential investors will have to wait a bit to get a sense of its financials.
Fast Facts on Twitter's Startup Buying Spree

Fast Facts on Twitter's Startup Buying Spree

The 7-year-old social network has been snapping up companies left and right as it expands into mobile, analytics and social television.
Easy Tips for Writing Better Tweets (Infographic)

Easy Tips for Writing Better Tweets (Infographic)

Your tweets may already grab attention, but as they say, there's always room for improvement. Test out a few of these tips.
Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the forum for real-time conversations.
Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter: Know Where Your Customers Really Hang Out (Infographic)

Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter: Know Where Your Customers Really Hang Out (Infographic)

Do you know which social network adults visit most? Have you ever wondered which demographics dominate Instagram? Find out here.
Angry Customer Used Promoted Tweets to Chastise British Airways

Angry Customer Used Promoted Tweets to Chastise British Airways

A miniature PR fiasco unfolded on Monday night as a British Airways customer used promoted tweets to publicly reprimand the airline for losing his father's luggage. Here's what happened.
Twitter Unveils New Conversation Format, Buys Social-Media Tracking Company Trendrr

Twitter Unveils New Conversation Format, Buys Social-Media Tracking Company Trendrr

In a double dose of Twitter news, the microblogging site rolled out an update that makes it easier to track back-and-forth communications and announced its purchase of Trendrr, a social-media engagement tracking company that specializes in following social chatter about TV content.
What You Can Learn from the Golf Channel's MLK Speech Twitter Slip-up

What You Can Learn from the Golf Channel's MLK Speech Twitter Slip-up

Are there Twitter mulligans? The Golf Channel wants to know after it tried and failed with a Tweet commemorating the March on Washington.
3 Ways Entrepreneur Editor Amy Cosper Rocks on Twitter

3 Ways Entrepreneur Editor Amy Cosper Rocks on Twitter

Our fearless editorial leader has been named among the smartest women on the popular social-media site.
How to Tweet With Purpose

How to Tweet With Purpose

Joining Twitter and amassing followers is just half the battle. You'll need to figure out how to keep them coming back -- and buy something when they do.
10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

Reaction to the Steve Jobs biopic has been decidedly mixed, with most critics panning the film. Here's what Twitter users had to say on the day of the 'Jobs' premiere.
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