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IKEA Introduces Trailblazing Parental Leave Policy in Retail Sector
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IKEA Introduces Trailblazing Parental Leave Policy in Retail Sector

The Swedish furniture company is among 14 companies that are setting awesome examples other companies should follow.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Twitter Changes Product Head for Third Time in a Year
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Twitter Changes Product Head for Third Time in a Year

Jeff Seibert, who was recently head of product, stepped down from in June after being in the role for about five months.
Twitter CEO Briefly Suspended From Twitter
Twitter

Twitter CEO Briefly Suspended From Twitter

Jack Dorsey chalked it up to 'an internal mistake.'
Twitter CEO Apologizes for Allowing White Supremacist Ad
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Twitter CEO Apologizes for Allowing White Supremacist Ad

The company, which has also been under criticism for not doing enough to thwart cyber bullying, said on Tuesday that it would upgrade some features to curb abusive behavior.
Mark Cuban Hates on Anti-Hate Twitter Tools
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Mark Cuban Hates on Anti-Hate Twitter Tools

The outspoken Shark took to Twitter to give Jack Dorsey an earful.
Dan Bova
Twitter Suspends Accounts of Some Alt-right Figures
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Twitter Suspends Accounts of Some Alt-right Figures

The alt-right movement is a loosely organized group that embraces far-right ideologies including white nationalism.
Twitter to Upgrade Some Features to Thwart Cyber-Bullying
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Twitter to Upgrade Some Features to Thwart Cyber-Bullying

The company also said it had improved internal controls to deal more effectively with abusive conduct reported by users.
Why the Election Proves There's Room for Both Facebook and Twitter
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Why the Election Proves There's Room for Both Facebook and Twitter

The 2016 election season has shed light on how Americans engage in conversation about politics.
Lydia Belanger
7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Vine's Demise
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7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Vine's Demise

Although the video-sharing social media platform is going away, there are lessons to be learned.
Lesya Liu
Social Video Throwdown: Pinterest Enters the Ring With Facebook and Twitter
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Social Video Throwdown: Pinterest Enters the Ring With Facebook and Twitter

More options for video marketing can only be good news for marketers.
Aaron Agius
How to Get Verified on Twitter
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How to Get Verified on Twitter

Social media has that unique ability to take non-celebs and thrust them into the spotlight every now and then.
Kevan Lee
Without Twitter's 140 Character Limit Brevity Is No Longer the Soul of Wit
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Without Twitter's 140 Character Limit Brevity Is No Longer the Soul of Wit

Lot's of people have managed to say plenty with 140 characters, but now you can say much, much more.
Darryl Villacorta
Giphy to Offer Tool for Converting Vines to GIFs
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Giphy to Offer Tool for Converting Vines to GIFs

Following the announcement of Vine's shuttering, Giphy wants to enable Vines to live on as GIFs.
Sorry, But I'm Glad Vine Is Dead
Vine

Sorry, But I'm Glad Vine Is Dead

Say 'hi' to Meerkat for me, you horrible platform.
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.