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Yahoo Finance Accidentally Tweets Racial Slur
Yahoo

Yahoo Finance Accidentally Tweets Racial Slur

A reminder to carefully proofread every piece of content you produce.
Rose Leadem
Twitter CEO Asks Users How They'd Improve the Platform
Customer Feedback

Twitter CEO Asks Users How They'd Improve the Platform

Jack Dorsey copied Airbnb's Brian Chesky's approach of crowdsourcing advice for his own company.
Lydia Belanger
Jack Dorsey Says an Edit Tweet Feature Is 'Definitely Needed'
Twitter

Jack Dorsey Says an Edit Tweet Feature Is 'Definitely Needed'

Some think that could worsen problems with fake news, though.
Steve Dent
Cinnabon Gets Overzealous in Its Twitter Grief for Carrie Fisher
Social Media

Cinnabon Gets Overzealous in Its Twitter Grief for Carrie Fisher

The bakery brand and General Mills both fell in the same trap this year.
Nina Zipkin
Airbnb CEO Asks Twitter What His Company Should Launch in 2017
Customer Feedback

Airbnb CEO Asks Twitter What His Company Should Launch in 2017

He's received more than 1,000 ideas so far. Here are some of them.
Lydia Belanger
Families of Orlando Nightclub Victims Sue Twitter, Google and Facebook
Lawsuits

Families of Orlando Nightclub Victims Sue Twitter, Google and Facebook

Similar lawsuits in the past have faced an uphill fight because of strong protections in U.S. federal law for the technology industry.
Hacker Group Takes Over Netflix's Twitter Account
Hacks

Hacker Group Takes Over Netflix's Twitter Account

Several mocking tweets were sent from the Netflix U.S. Twitter account.
Trump Team Says Twitter Too Small to Be Included in Tech Meeting
Twitter

Trump Team Says Twitter Too Small to Be Included in Tech Meeting

Twitter's platform played a big role in Trump's ability to speak directly to millions of voters.
8 Tactics to Maximum the Visibility of Your Tweets
Twitter Marketing

8 Tactics to Maximum the Visibility of Your Tweets

Without a strategy, there is little chance the people you seek to engage will see your tweets.
Lesya Liu
6 Holiday Marketing Tips From Twitter's Head of Content Planning
Marketing

6 Holiday Marketing Tips From Twitter's Head of Content Planning

From live video to social good campaigns, check out these tips to boost your marketing efforts this holiday season.
Rose Leadem
The Smarter Way to Humanize Your Company's Use of Twitter
Twitter

The Smarter Way to Humanize Your Company's Use of Twitter

It's the people behind the logo who make the brand truly memorable.
Jacob Warwick
Twitter Changes Product Head for Third Time in a Year
Twitter

Twitter Changes Product Head for Third Time in a Year

Jeff Seibert, who was recently head of product, stepped down from in June after being in the role for about five months.
Twitter CEO Briefly Suspended From Twitter
Twitter

Twitter CEO Briefly Suspended From Twitter

Jack Dorsey chalked it up to 'an internal mistake.'
Twitter CEO Apologizes for Allowing White Supremacist Ad
Twitter

Twitter CEO Apologizes for Allowing White Supremacist Ad

The company, which has also been under criticism for not doing enough to thwart cyber bullying, said on Tuesday that it would upgrade some features to curb abusive behavior.
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.