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Facebook, Google and Twitter Agree to German Ban on Online Hate Speech
Social Media

Facebook, Google and Twitter Agree to German Ban on Online Hate Speech

The companies will remove offending materials from their networks within 24 hours.
Twitter Is Proof That Founders Make the Best CEOs
Founders

Twitter Is Proof That Founders Make the Best CEOs

Research shows that founders have a long-term vision for their companies that hired CEO typically lack. The return of Jack Dorsey to Twitter is a high-profile example.
Adam Root
To Post or Not to Post: 3 Rules to Keep in Mind for Keeping Social Media SFW
Esquire Guy

To Post or Not to Post: 3 Rules to Keep in Mind for Keeping Social Media SFW

The Esquire Guy explains the duties and casualties of company ambassadorship.
Ross McCammon
Twitter Warns Some Users of Possible State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks
Hackers

Twitter Warns Some Users of Possible State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

Hackers may have been trying to obtain information such as email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers.
Instagram Is Crushing Twitter and Facebook on Brand Engagement
Make More Happen

Instagram Is Crushing Twitter and Facebook on Brand Engagement

A new report examines user interaction across the most popular social media channels.
Catherine Clifford
Will Reordering Tweets by Relevance Make Twitter More Engaging?
Twitter

Will Reordering Tweets by Relevance Make Twitter More Engaging?

The microblogging website's new format will result in tweets being sorted by relevance instead of in reverse chronological order.
These Are the People, Topics and Hashtags That Made Twitter Tick in 2015
News and Trends

These Are the People, Topics and Hashtags That Made Twitter Tick in 2015

Viewed as a collective, the priorities of the Twitterverse can sometimes seem a little bizarre.
Geoff Weiss
3 Reasons Twitter's Decision to Eliminate Share Counts Was a Bad Move
Twitter

3 Reasons Twitter's Decision to Eliminate Share Counts Was a Bad Move

There are now millions of share buttons without count data, and it has pissed off a lot of people -- and left many questioning the network's decision.
Jonathan Long
Express Yourself: Twitter Testing Out Emoji Reaction Buttons
Twitter

Express Yourself: Twitter Testing Out Emoji Reaction Buttons

If you aren't happy with the new 'like' buttons, you may get more options soon.
Nina Zipkin
Airbnb's Latest Win: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

Airbnb's Latest Win: Weekly News

Plus: Check out Finland's headbanger emoji.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Meeting? Uh, What Meeting?! Google Calendar Is Down.
Google

Meeting? Uh, What Meeting?! Google Calendar Is Down.

Take the day off. Time has lost all meaning.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tell Us: How Much Do You Hate Twitter's Decision to Swap the Star Button for a Heart?
Twitter

Tell Us: How Much Do You Hate Twitter's Decision to Swap the Star Button for a Heart?

Many users complained that the decision amounted to a Facebook ripoff and did away with a useful sense of subtlety.
Geoff Weiss
This Robot Smartphone Dances and Talks -- Weekly Headlines
Weekly News Roundup

This Robot Smartphone Dances and Talks -- Weekly Headlines

Plus: A surprising new rival enters the drone delivery market.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
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.