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These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting
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These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting

Enlist your current employees to help seek out the best talent.
Kes Thygesen
Twitter Makes it Easier for iOS Users to Tweet in the Dark
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Twitter Makes it Easier for iOS Users to Tweet in the Dark

'Night mode' replaces the iOS app's white background with a dark tint.
Twitter Suspended 360,000 Accounts for 'Promotion of Terrorism'
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Twitter Suspended 360,000 Accounts for 'Promotion of Terrorism'

The microblogging platform has previously come under fire from Washington and third-party groups for not doing enough to stop accounts linked to Islamic State militants.
Ones to Watch: 12 Athletes Show Us How It's Done on Social
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Ones to Watch: 12 Athletes Show Us How It's Done on Social

These athletes have some medal-worthy social media feeds.
Andrew Caravella
U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric
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U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric

Aug. 10 Twitter Inc. won a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan which accused the social media company of giving voice to Islamic State.
This Social Network Engages Audiences Better Than the Rest
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This Social Network Engages Audiences Better Than the Rest

A new index looks at which sites will give your business the most value.
Nina Zipkin
Twitter's Video Push Seen Unlikely to Fast-Forward Revenue Growth
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Twitter's Video Push Seen Unlikely to Fast-Forward Revenue Growth

Video may have killed the radio star, but it could offer a lifeline to Twitter.
The Source Code for Vine was Accidentally Made Public
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The Source Code for Vine was Accidentally Made Public

The source code for Twitter's six-second video app Vine was accidentally revealed online, The Register reports.
11 Silly Words in Your Twitter Profile That Make You Look Like a Complete Tool
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11 Silly Words in Your Twitter Profile That Make You Look Like a Complete Tool

Seriously, you're "passionate" about organizational development? That sounds lonely.
Gene Marks
Is Elon Musk's Master Plan About to be Revealed?
Elon Musk

Is Elon Musk's Master Plan About to be Revealed?

It's all happening. Maybe.
Grace Reader
Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Banned As Part of Twitter Crackdown After Online Abuse of 'Ghostbusters' Actor
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Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Banned As Part of Twitter Crackdown After Online Abuse of 'Ghostbusters' Actor

Twitter has long come under criticism for not doing enough to police abusive behavior on the often-freewheeling messaging service.
Want a Verified Twitter Account? Now You Can Apply.
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Want a Verified Twitter Account? Now You Can Apply.

The new application process is rolling out today and will be available globally by the end of the week.
Twitter, Facebook Move Quickly to Stem Celebrations of Nice Attack
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Twitter, Facebook Move Quickly to Stem Celebrations of Nice Attack

Twitter Inc. moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France.
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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.

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.