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How Social Media Jeopardizes Data Security
Cybersecurity

How Social Media Jeopardizes Data Security

Your employees may be revealing too much, here's how to keep their posts from compromising your business.
Cynthia Johnson
5 Funniest #NationalSendANudeDay Tweets
Twitter

5 Funniest #NationalSendANudeDay Tweets

Sometimes good things trend, and sometimes ... not so much.
Dan Bova
Report: Twitter Won't Count Links, Photos in 140-Character Limit
Twitter

Report: Twitter Won't Count Links, Photos in 140-Character Limit

Twitter has been on feature-adding spree lately as it tries to attract new users.
Uber CEO Responded to Apple's $1B Investment in Chinese Rival in a Joking Tweet
Travis Kalanick

Uber CEO Responded to Apple's $1B Investment in Chinese Rival in a Joking Tweet

Travis Kalanick explained that his girlfriend owns Apple shares which makes her an investor in Didi Chuxing, Uber's rival in China.
Arjun Kharpal
Most Businesses Miss the Mark When Responding to Consumers on Social Media, New Study Says
Marketing Bootcamp

Most Businesses Miss the Mark When Responding to Consumers on Social Media, New Study Says

Being on top of customer complaints and questions online could give your company a big boost.
Lindsay Friedman
Is Twitter Dead? Not So Fast My Friends.
Twitter

Is Twitter Dead? Not So Fast My Friends.

Twitter allows influencers to break news and speak their minds.
Jason Parks
Twitter Makes Following Accounts Easier With New Connect Tab
Twitter

Twitter Makes Following Accounts Easier With New Connect Tab

The social network launched the new feature to attract more users.
7 Social Media Tips for Non-Tech Entrepreneurs
Social Media

7 Social Media Tips for Non-Tech Entrepreneurs

The two essentials for a winning social-media presence are getting started and staying at it.
Jeff Shavitz
Despite Wall Street's Lack of Confidence, Jack Dorsey Insists He's the Right Person to Run Twitter
Twitter

Despite Wall Street's Lack of Confidence, Jack Dorsey Insists He's the Right Person to Run Twitter

'We've never had more focus as a company, as a development team. I want to make sure that Twitter is the place that you check first thing to start your day,' he said.
Julia Boorstin
How to Create Stand-Out Content That Will Produce Customers
Marketing Bootcamp

How to Create Stand-Out Content That Will Produce Customers

Marketing expert Ben Angel helps you navigate the tricks to posting high-quality social-media content.
Entrepreneur Network
Sign O' the Times: Everything That Went Purple For Prince
Radicals & Visionaries

Sign O' the Times: Everything That Went Purple For Prince

This week the world draped itself in purple to mourn musician and innovator Prince Rogers Nelson. Here's a sample of tributes to the musical legend in his favorite hue.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
6 Steps for Handling Social Media Complaints Like a Pro
Customer Experience

6 Steps for Handling Social Media Complaints Like a Pro

Learn how to deal with online complaints effectively by remembering a simple acronym.
Jay Baer
Author Amy Guth Is Not Like Metallica. She Actually Embraced the Digital Revolution 15 Years Ago.
Marketing Bootcamp

Author Amy Guth Is Not Like Metallica. She Actually Embraced the Digital Revolution 15 Years Ago.

The multi-talented Chicago radio host uses the digitizing of the music industry as an analogy of what she went through to self-publish her first book in 2006.
Entrepreneur Network
With Giants Like the NFL Signing Live-Stream Deals With Twitter, Fast Is Indeed the New Big
Social Media

With Giants Like the NFL Signing Live-Stream Deals With Twitter, Fast Is Indeed the New Big

Visionary solopreneurs like Kurt Bardella of the Morning Hangover online tip sheet have also embraced how mission-critical evolving is. Are you?
John Brubaker
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.