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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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Foursquare Gets a Big Financial Lifeline and Revamps Its App

Foursquare Gets a Big Financial Lifeline and Revamps Its App

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Foursquare improves its search features, LinkedIn gets a news reader, Tumblr puts the kibosh on Storyboard and more social-media news.
April 12, 2013 in Social Media
14 Steps to Generating Leads on Twitter

14 Steps to Generating Leads on Twitter

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This list can help you land new business.
April 12, 2013 in Social Media
Jack Dorsey on Launching Twitter and His Top Advice for Young Treps

Jack Dorsey on Launching Twitter and His Top Advice for Young Treps

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The social-media site that's found its way into practically every entrepreneurs' toolkit recently turned seven. Here, we chat with the site's co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders.
April 8, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

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The SEC's ruling on disclosures, Bloomberg terminals' addition of live Twitter feeds, the announcement of Facebook Home and more social-media news.
April 5, 2013 in Social Media
What Not to Say on Twitter

What Not to Say on Twitter

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To make sure you don't put your foot in your mouth, a Twitter expert offers tips on what you should never say to your Twitter followers.
April 5, 2013 in Social Media
Twitter's New 'Cards' Include Features for Business

Twitter's New 'Cards' Include Features for Business

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Users can display photos, app information and products for sale.
April 3, 2013 in Social Media
Gotcha! A Roundup of April Fools' Day Pranks From Around Tech and Social Media

Gotcha! A Roundup of April Fools' Day Pranks From Around Tech and Social Media

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How some companies are having fun on this popular holiday.
April 1, 2013 in Your Website
How to Jumpstart Engagement on Twitter (Infographic)

How to Jumpstart Engagement on Twitter (Infographic)

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Find out the best time of day, length of tweet and more.
March 31, 2013 in Social Media
Amazon Gets Social, Buys Book Recommendation Site Goodreads

Amazon Gets Social, Buys Book Recommendation Site Goodreads

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Amazon buys book recommendation site Goodreads, LinkedIn improves its search, Wanelo is poised for continued growth and more social-media news.
March 29, 2013 in Social Media
What to Say on Twitter

What to Say on Twitter

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Ideas that will help you create Tweets that your followers will want to read.
March 29, 2013 in Social Media
Zynga Continues to Cut Ties With Facebook

Zynga Continues to Cut Ties With Facebook

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Zynga and Facebook pull away from each other, Pinterest beefs up its engineering team, YouTube hits one billion monthly users and more social-media news.
March 22, 2013 in Social Media
10 Tips for Using Twitter Like a Pro

10 Tips for Using Twitter Like a Pro

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In honor of Twitter's seventh birthday, we've compiled this list of tips for getting the most out of the popular social network.
March 21, 2013 in Social Media
Using Twitter for Sales and Marketing

Using Twitter for Sales and Marketing

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Business owners are using Twitter to market their businesses and increase sales. Here are 10 ways you can do the same.
March 21, 2013 in Online Marketing

Happy Birthday Twitter: Jack Dorsey on the Ubiquitous Site and His Top Advice for Young Treps

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The social-media site that’s found its way into practically every entrepreneurs’ toolkit turns 7 years old today. Here, we chat with the site’s co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders.
March 21, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday

Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday

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Jack Dorsey wants to run the Gotham City. Whether or not you want to take on politics in your own career, here are three lessons any entrepreneur can learn from the Twitter co-founder, who has been called the "intellectual successor" to Steve Jobs.
March 18, 2013 in Leadership
Why Google Plans to Shut Down Reader

Why Google Plans to Shut Down Reader

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Digg aims to fill the gap with its own reader, Facebook unveils a new timeline, Twitter gets into music discovery and more social-media news.
March 15, 2013 in Social Media
How to Create a Successful Twitter Contest

How to Create a Successful Twitter Contest

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Increase the number of targeted followers you have and help spread the word about your products and services for free by holding a Twitter contest.
March 15, 2013 in Social Media
What 3 Companies Are Doing to Keep Employees Healthy

What 3 Companies Are Doing to Keep Employees Healthy

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Can going to work help you get fit and lose weight? It can at one of these three companies.
March 15, 2013 in Health & Fitness
3 Steps to Streamlining and Improving Your Twitter Account

3 Steps to Streamlining and Improving Your Twitter Account

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Consider these tips for getting the most out of your company's experience on the popular social network.
March 12, 2013 in Social Media
Building Your Brand on Twitter

Building Your Brand on Twitter

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Twitter's reach is extensive, and word can travel fast. Here are six smart tips for spreading the good word about your business on Twitter.
March 8, 2013 in Social Media
YouTube Plans to Compete With Spotify

YouTube Plans to Compete With Spotify

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YouTube's plans for its new music service, Twitter business strategies, the reason why blogs beat social networks among consumers and more social-media news.
March 8, 2013 in Social Media
With TweetDeck Gone, 6 Alternative Tools for Managing Social Media

With TweetDeck Gone, 6 Alternative Tools for Managing Social Media

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The popular Twitter app will evolve into a web-based version. If you're looking for alternatives, we've got them.
March 6, 2013 in Social Media
What You Can Learn From Justin Bieber About Marketing on Twitter

What You Can Learn From Justin Bieber About Marketing on Twitter

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Three lessons from the teen pop sensation's Twitter strategy.
March 4, 2013 in Social Media
Using Twitter's Promoted Services

Using Twitter's Promoted Services

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Learn how to put Twitter's paid services to work to help you advertise your business and generate revenue.
March 1, 2013 in Social Media
LinkedIn Improves Search Features for Job Seekers, Employers

LinkedIn Improves Search Features for Job Seekers, Employers

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New features for LinkedIn, Pinterest gets a funding round, tweeting from beyond the grave and more social-media news.
February 23, 2013 in Social Media
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