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Twitter Begins Discussions to Explore a Sale
Twitter

Twitter Begins Discussions to Explore a Sale

As rivals such as Instagram and Snapchat gain traction with advertisers and social media users, investors have questioned how long Twitter could persist as a stand-alone company.
12 Worst Social-Media Fails in 2016 So Far
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12 Worst Social-Media Fails in 2016 So Far

Retailer Vera Bradley thinks accessorizing and being treated like a lady are the best advantages of being a girl.
Lindsay Friedman
Twitter Users Cheer Thursday Night Football Live Video
Twitter

Twitter Users Cheer Thursday Night Football Live Video

The CBS live feed marked the first time an NFL game had been broadcast on Twitter and the event quickly began to trend on the social media platform in the United States.
Jack Dorsey Explains Why Elon Musk Has One of the Best Twitter Accounts
Elon Musk

Jack Dorsey Explains Why Elon Musk Has One of the Best Twitter Accounts

'He's constantly on Twitter, constantly talking about what they are doing -- and how he's feeling about it as well.'
Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News
Facebook

Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News

Facebook, the world's largest social media network with about 1.7 billion users each month, has been criticized for its role in spreading fake stories.
How a Twitter Troll Was Revealed to Be a 13-Year-Old Boy (Who's Now Totally Grounded)
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How a Twitter Troll Was Revealed to Be a 13-Year-Old Boy (Who's Now Totally Grounded)

Most trolls are anonymous. This one stepped out of the shadow... to apologize.
Jason Feifer
Twitter, Facing Challenges, May Soon Be for Sale
Twitter

Twitter, Facing Challenges, May Soon Be for Sale

Rumors that Twitter could be acquired have been swirling for years, but they may finally come true.
Twitter Wants You to Make Money From Videos
Twitter

Twitter Wants You to Make Money From Videos

Ads will soon roll before some videos on the microblogging site, with part of the revenue going to the uploader.
Like Instagram, Twitter Working on Keyword-Blocking Tool
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Like Instagram, Twitter Working on Keyword-Blocking Tool

We don't know when it might come out, but Twitter has allegedly been working on a tool that will allow users to block any keywords (or hashtags) they want.
Twitter Didn't Have to Ban a User for Posting an Olympic GIF, But It Did Anyway
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Twitter Didn't Have to Ban a User for Posting an Olympic GIF, But It Did Anyway

The social network acted in the International Olympic Committee's and NBC's interests at the expense of a dedicated user.
Lydia Belanger
Twitter Offers New Filter, Cracks Down on Abuse
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Twitter Offers New Filter, Cracks Down on Abuse

Twitter has expanded their definition of what counts as a threat.
Nathan Sinnott
Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?
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Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?

Social media, once a bastion of open discourse, is under mounting pressure to define and remove "hate'' speech.
Steve Tobak
Cincinnati Zoo Quits Twitter Over Harambe Memes
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Cincinnati Zoo Quits Twitter Over Harambe Memes

The @cincinnatizoo account is no longer active, but the zoo's Facebook and Instagram accounts are still live.
These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting
Social Media

These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting

Enlist your current employees to help seek out the best talent.
Kes Thygesen
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.