Twitter

Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Banned As Part of Twitter Crackdown After Online Abuse of 'Ghostbusters' Actor
Twitter

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.
Twitter

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
Twitter

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.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Was Compromised By Hackers
Cybersecurity

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Was Compromised By Hackers

'OurMine' previously hijacked the accounts of Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg.
Dear Twitter: Here are 12 Suggestions for Avoiding the Social Media Scrapyard
Marketing Bootcamp

Dear Twitter: Here are 12 Suggestions for Avoiding the Social Media Scrapyard

You've got celebrities. You've got data. And you've got power. Why aren't you using it more effectively?
Nathan Sinnott
Throwback Thursday: 8 Billionaire's First Tweets
Radicals & Visionaries

Throwback Thursday: 8 Billionaire's First Tweets

Warren Buffett, Elon Musk and Larry Ellison have all accumulated huge followings on Twitter, but they had to start somewhere.
Grace Reader
How to Build Your Following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat
Entrepreneur Network

How to Build Your Following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat

Online marketing expert and Entrepreneur Network partner Michelle Held tells you how to manipulate these various social-media platforms.
Erin Schultz
Social-Media Etiquette 101: Stop Sharing So Much and Never Air Your Dirty Laundry
Entrepreneur Network

Social-Media Etiquette 101: Stop Sharing So Much and Never Air Your Dirty Laundry

Entrepreneur Network partners from 7Twelve Marketing share some quick tips to tactful social-media networking.
Erin Schultz
Instagram's User Base Grows to More Than 500 Million
Instagram

Instagram's User Base Grows to More Than 500 Million

The Facebook-owned network has quickly eclipsed its rivals, notably Twitter, which has seen its user base stall at just above 300 million.
Twitter Buys Machine-Learning Firm Magic Pony to Boost Image Content
Twitter

Twitter Buys Machine-Learning Firm Magic Pony to Boost Image Content

'Magic Pony's technology ... will be used to enhance our strength in live and video (imagery) and opens up a whole lot of exciting creative possibilities for Twitter,' Jack Dorsey wrote.
Mark Hamill Jedi Mind Tricks Social Media With This Epic Tweet
Social Media

Mark Hamill Jedi Mind Tricks Social Media With This Epic Tweet

Luke Skywalker channels Yoda in a gender politics message that is warmer and fuzzier than an Ewok dance party.
Entrepreneur Staff
Using Promoted Tweets in Your Marketing Strategy? You Are Brave.
Social Media Marketing

Using Promoted Tweets in Your Marketing Strategy? You Are Brave.

Be prepared for backlash, from even a simple sales promotion tweet.
Mike Wood
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.