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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, Facing Challenges, May Soon Be for Sale
Twitter

Twitter, Facing Challenges, May Soon Be for Sale

Rumors that Twitter could be acquired have been swirling for years, but they may finally come true.
Twitter Wants You to Make Money From Videos
Twitter

Twitter Wants You to Make Money From Videos

Ads will soon roll before some videos on the microblogging site, with part of the revenue going to the uploader.
Like Instagram, Twitter Working on Keyword-Blocking Tool
Twitter

Like Instagram, Twitter Working on Keyword-Blocking Tool

We don't know when it might come out, but Twitter has allegedly been working on a tool that will allow users to block any keywords (or hashtags) they want.
Twitter Didn't Have to Ban a User for Posting an Olympic GIF, But It Did Anyway
Twitter

Twitter Didn't Have to Ban a User for Posting an Olympic GIF, But It Did Anyway

The social network acted in the International Olympic Committee's and NBC's interests at the expense of a dedicated user.
Lydia Belanger
Twitter Offers New Filter, Cracks Down on Abuse
Social Media

Twitter Offers New Filter, Cracks Down on Abuse

Twitter has expanded their definition of what counts as a threat.
Nathan Sinnott
Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?
Twitter

Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?

Social media, once a bastion of open discourse, is under mounting pressure to define and remove "hate'' speech.
Steve Tobak
Cincinnati Zoo Quits Twitter Over Harambe Memes
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Cincinnati Zoo Quits Twitter Over Harambe Memes

The @cincinnatizoo account is no longer active, but the zoo's Facebook and Instagram accounts are still live.
These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting
Social Media

These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting

Enlist your current employees to help seek out the best talent.
Kes Thygesen
Twitter Makes it Easier for iOS Users to Tweet in the Dark
Twitter

Twitter Makes it Easier for iOS Users to Tweet in the Dark

'Night mode' replaces the iOS app's white background with a dark tint.
Twitter Suspended 360,000 Accounts for 'Promotion of Terrorism'
Twitter

Twitter Suspended 360,000 Accounts for 'Promotion of Terrorism'

The microblogging platform has previously come under fire from Washington and third-party groups for not doing enough to stop accounts linked to Islamic State militants.
Ones to Watch: 12 Athletes Show Us How It's Done on Social
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Ones to Watch: 12 Athletes Show Us How It's Done on Social

These athletes have some medal-worthy social media feeds.
Andrew Caravella
U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric
Twitter

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric

Aug. 10 Twitter Inc. won a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan which accused the social media company of giving voice to Islamic State.
This Social Network Engages Audiences Better Than the Rest
Social Media Marketing

This Social Network Engages Audiences Better Than the Rest

A new index looks at which sites will give your business the most value.
Nina Zipkin
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.