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10 Costly Mistakes Business Leaders Make on Twitter
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10 Costly Mistakes Business Leaders Make on Twitter

It isn't only what you tweet that can hurt your brand. Not capitalizing on the power of social media poses its own risks to growing your company.
Jonathan Segal
Why CEOs Need to Embrace Social Media (and How to Do it)
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Why CEOs Need to Embrace Social Media (and How to Do it)

A beginner's guide to connecting with an online audience.
Debby Carreau
Ellen Degeneres Won't Hand Her Twitter Crown to the 16-Year-Old Nugget Lover Without a Fight
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Degeneres Won't Hand Her Twitter Crown to the 16-Year-Old Nugget Lover Without a Fight

All the kid wanted was a year of free chicken nuggets. Now he's got a rivalry.
Rose Leadem
19 Companies and Industries With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies
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19 Companies and Industries With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies

The Ironworkers union now offers female workers up to six months of paid maternity leave.
Entrepreneur Staff
Twitter Shareholders Will Vote on Turning the Company Into a Cooperative Owned by its Users
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Twitter Shareholders Will Vote on Turning the Company Into a Cooperative Owned by its Users

On May 22, Twitter shareholders will vote on whether to investigate a radical proposal: Turning the social network into a cooperative owned by its users.
Feds, Seeking Twitter Account Data, Get Lawsuit Instead
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Feds, Seeking Twitter Account Data, Get Lawsuit Instead

Twitter claims that the Trump administration is abusing its power by trying to find out the identity of an anonymous account that criticizes the president.
How to Get Better at Instagram
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How to Get Better at Instagram

Most people only look at six to nine pictures before deciding whether or not to follow someone.
Business Rockstars
Wendy's Trolls McDonald's Over Its Fresh Beef Announcement
Wendys

Wendy's Trolls McDonald's Over Its Fresh Beef Announcement

Wendy's has started a "beef" with McDonald's.
Rose Leadem
Twitter Makes More Character Limit Changes
Twitter

Twitter Makes More Character Limit Changes

Now, when you reply to someone's tweet, their username (such as @realDonaldTrump) won't count against your 140-character limit.
Biggest Social Media Fails of 2017
Social Media

Biggest Social Media Fails of 2017

According to Fox News, President Donald Trump spending time in the White House qualifies as "breaking news" -- even when it's not true.
Rose Leadem
8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know
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8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Here are the secret avenues I have learned over the years that can lead you to big success with your social media strategy.
Andrew Medal
Twitter Is Thinking About Paid Subscriptions
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Twitter Is Thinking About Paid Subscriptions

The focus would be on providing a premium version of Tweetdeck aimed at professionals and offering extra insight without any adverts.
Twitter Bans 376,890 Terrorism-Promoting Accounts
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Twitter Bans 376,890 Terrorism-Promoting Accounts

Twitter cracks down on user accounts that violate its prohibition against promoting terrorism.
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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.