Twitter

Twitter Adds Desktop Notifications for Direct Messages
Twitter

Twitter Adds Desktop Notifications for Direct Messages

The notifications will be available for all by the end of the week.
5 Reasons Your Followers Don't Engage With Your Tweets
Twitter

5 Reasons Your Followers Don't Engage With Your Tweets

Twitter can be such a powerful branding tool when your audience engages with your tweets, and it can open the door to new contacts and relationships.
Jonathan Long
Periscope Says Users Watch 40 Years -- Yes, Years -- of Video Every Day
Periscope

Periscope Says Users Watch 40 Years -- Yes, Years -- of Video Every Day

The video streaming service, owned by Twitter, says it has 10 million registered accounts.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Tinder Regrets Its Drunk-Tweeting Response to Vanity Fair's 'Hook-Up' Article
Tinder

Tinder Regrets Its Drunk-Tweeting Response to Vanity Fair's 'Hook-Up' Article

Millennials may be failing to find love on Tinder, but the dating app failed harder at using Twitter to generate goodwill.
Kate Taylor
10 U.S. Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies
Benefits

10 U.S. Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies

Netflix and Adobe aren't the only major companies strengthening their support for employees with kids.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Tricks to Creating the Perfect Social-Media Post (Infographic)
Marketing Bootcamp

The Tricks to Creating the Perfect Social-Media Post (Infographic)

Here are some tips that will put you on the right path to better Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine posts.
Kevin Allen
How This Man Beat the System and Won 1,000 Twitter Contests
Robots

How This Man Beat the System and Won 1,000 Twitter Contests

Computer engineer Hunter Scott claims to have won four contests a day for nine months.
Steve Dent
4 Simple Ways to Use Periscope for Your Business
Marketing Bootcamp

4 Simple Ways to Use Periscope for Your Business

Whether you're a seasoned business professional or a new on the scene, you can add to your credibility and brand using Periscope as a storytelling tool.
Crystal Washington
Beloved Hitchhiking Robot Found Beheaded and Dismembered in the City of Brotherly Love
Far Out Tech

Beloved Hitchhiking Robot Found Beheaded and Dismembered in the City of Brotherly Love

Farewell, dear globetrotting HitchBOT. May you rest in pieces. Or, better yet, ride again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Amazon's Drone Rival: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

Amazon's Drone Rival: Weekly News

Plus: Why Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and Stephen Hawking are up in arms.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Twitter: What Went Wrong
Twitter

Twitter: What Went Wrong

Twitter shows that you might have a great product and platform, but you still need to manage it right.
Steve Tobak
Twitter's User Growth Slows to a Crawl
Twitter

Twitter's User Growth Slows to a Crawl

'This is unacceptable and we're not happy about it,' said Twitter's interim CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey.
What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter Use
Make More Happen

What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter Use

When your social media presence is an integral part of your livelihood, it's important to know what you can do to protect yourself.
Nina Zipkin
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.