Twitter

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 Invests $70 Million in SoundCloud
Twitter

Twitter Invests $70 Million in SoundCloud

The microblogging site's investment was part of a funding round expected to be in the range of $100 million, which would value SoundCloud at about $700 million.
8 Times Billionaires Got Wacky on Twitter
Twitter

8 Times Billionaires Got Wacky on Twitter

They may be highly respected professionals, but here they let their fun sides shine.
Grace Reader
Tech, Business and Culture Leaders React to the Orlando Tragedy on Social Media
Social Media

Tech, Business and Culture Leaders React to the Orlando Tragedy on Social Media

After news of the heartbreaking terrorist attack in Florida broke out, people took to social media to show their support to the victims and the LGBT community and to voice their opinions on gun laws.
Andrea Hardalo
Axl Rose Is Fat. His Personal Branding Should Embrace That.
Marketing Bootcamp

Axl Rose Is Fat. His Personal Branding Should Embrace That.

There is a danger in trying to wipe out who we are online. Axl Rose is putting his authenticity at risk.
Ray Hennessey
Instagram Now Attracts More Advertising Than Twitter, Survey Says
Advertising

Instagram Now Attracts More Advertising Than Twitter, Survey Says

Sixty-three percent of advertisers said they were most likely to use photo-sharing app Instagram, compared with 56 percent who said they would use social network Twitter.
Twitter Locks 'Millions' of Accounts With Exposed Passwords
Twitter

Twitter Locks 'Millions' of Accounts With Exposed Passwords

If your account is vulnerable then you should've already been notified; so if your inbox is empty and you can still sign in then you don't have anything (more than usual) to worry about.
The World Reacts on Social Media to Muhammad Ali's Death
Social Media

The World Reacts on Social Media to Muhammad Ali's Death

Politicians, entrepreneurs, celebrities and more took to social media to express their condolences for the man simply known as 'The Greatest.'
Andrea Hardalo
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.