Twitter

With No Partner in Sight, Twitter Faces Tough Choices
Twitter

With No Partner in Sight, Twitter Faces Tough Choices

Technology and media companies including Salesforce, Disney and Google looked at the company but ultimately passed on buying it.
5 Social Hacks That Can Boost Sales
Entrepreneur Network

5 Social Hacks That Can Boost Sales

Learn how you can use Twitter, LinkedIn and other channels to engage potential customers.
How to Make Money on Twitter
Marketing Bootcamp

How to Make Money on Twitter

Find out how you can boost your following and drive traffic to your site with the microblogging platform.
Twitter Charts Solo Path as Salesforce Rules Out Takeover
Twitter

Twitter Charts Solo Path as Salesforce Rules Out Takeover

Twitter and Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey may now have to chart an independent course in the face of stagnant user growth, heavy losses and mounting competition from the likes of Instagram and Snapchat.
4 Strategies for Generating High-Quality Leads Through Social Media
Marketing Bootcamp

4 Strategies for Generating High-Quality Leads Through Social Media

For starters, take your Facebook page seriously. Treat it like the great sales page it is (or should be).
Neil Patel
The Online Response to the Big Debate Reveals Just How Influential Social Media Is
Social Media

The Online Response to the Big Debate Reveals Just How Influential Social Media Is

While social media played a role in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, the influence of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter in previous election cycles pales in comparison to this year.
Samuel Edwards
Twitter Could Take Many Forms, Depending on New Owner
Twitter

Twitter Could Take Many Forms, Depending on New Owner

Companies like Salesforce, Disney and Google have shown interest in the microblogging company.
The 140-Character Limit Is Dead. Long Live The 140-Character Limit!
Twitter

The 140-Character Limit Is Dead. Long Live The 140-Character Limit!

Now, photos, videos, GIFs, polls and Quote Tweets no longer count toward Twitter's limit. How cool is that, marketers?
Lesya Liu
Twitter Begins Discussions to Explore a Sale
Twitter

Twitter Begins Discussions to Explore a Sale

As rivals such as Instagram and Snapchat gain traction with advertisers and social media users, investors have questioned how long Twitter could persist as a stand-alone company.
12 Worst Social-Media Fails in 2016 So Far
Marketing Bootcamp

12 Worst Social-Media Fails in 2016 So Far

Retailer Vera Bradley thinks accessorizing and being treated like a lady are the best advantages of being a girl.
Lindsay Friedman
Twitter Users Cheer Thursday Night Football Live Video
Twitter

Twitter Users Cheer Thursday Night Football Live Video

The CBS live feed marked the first time an NFL game had been broadcast on Twitter and the event quickly began to trend on the social media platform in the United States.
Jack Dorsey Explains Why Elon Musk Has One of the Best Twitter Accounts
Elon Musk

Jack Dorsey Explains Why Elon Musk Has One of the Best Twitter Accounts

'He's constantly on Twitter, constantly talking about what they are doing -- and how he's feeling about it as well.'
Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News
Facebook

Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News

Facebook, the world's largest social media network with about 1.7 billion users each month, has been criticized for its role in spreading fake stories.
How a Twitter Troll Was Revealed to Be a 13-Year-Old Boy (Who's Now Totally Grounded)
Social Media

How a Twitter Troll Was Revealed to Be a 13-Year-Old Boy (Who's Now Totally Grounded)

Most trolls are anonymous. This one stepped out of the shadow... to apologize.
Jason Feifer
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.