Twitter

What Does Twitter's Algorithmic Feed Mean for Social Marketing?
Marketing Bootcamp

What Does Twitter's Algorithmic Feed Mean for Social Marketing?

It's potentially disruptive for the many businesses who use Twitter and Instagram to try and reach customers.
David Z. Morris
Looking Back at Twitter As It Celebrates Its 10th Birthday Today
Twitter

Looking Back at Twitter As It Celebrates Its 10th Birthday Today

It would take a few years before Twitter's true power became clear, but its role in everything from political movements to how companies market themselves is undeniable.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Twitter Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Twitter Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Get a peek of the still unreleased Google Glass Enterprise Edition headset.
Lindsay Friedman
These Social Media Fails Got People Fired
Social Media Mistakes

These Social Media Fails Got People Fired

Take heed from these eight folks who made some serious judgment slips over social media.
Carolyn Sun
Try to Avoid Squawking Like a Peacock While Marketing Yourself. It's Annoying.
Marketing Bootcamp

Try to Avoid Squawking Like a Peacock While Marketing Yourself. It's Annoying.

Entrepreneur Network partner Matt Dubiel compares bad marketing to a loud peacock in this video.
Entrepreneur Network
Salesforce CEO Threatens to Take Business Out of Georgia If 'Anti-Gay Bill' Is Signed
Civil Rights

Salesforce CEO Threatens to Take Business Out of Georgia If 'Anti-Gay Bill' Is Signed

Marc Benioff has fought for gay rights before, and he's been supportive of equal pay for men and women.
8 Takeaways from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's 'Today' Show Interview
Radicals & Visionaries

8 Takeaways from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's 'Today' Show Interview

One of the busiest CEOs in human history sat down with Matt Lauer and reflected on the 10th anniversary of his revolutionary service.
Entrepreneur Staff
These Researchers Know When and Where You're Drunk Tweeting
Social Media

These Researchers Know When and Where You're Drunk Tweeting

Scientists at the University of Rochester want to use the data they've found to help illuminate social behavior and public health issues around alcohol consumption.
Nina Zipkin
Go Green With These St. Patrick's Day-Themed Foods -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Go Green With These St. Patrick's Day-Themed Foods -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: If you get too rowdy from the day's celebrations and start drunk tweeting, your computer may be able to tell.
Lindsay Friedman
This Forever 21 T-Shirt Sparked a Backlash. We Want to Know What You Think.
Clothing

This Forever 21 T-Shirt Sparked a Backlash. We Want to Know What You Think.

The shirt was pulled from store shelves after people took to social media.
Carly Okyle
8 of the Week's Best Business Tweets
Business

8 of the Week's Best Business Tweets

Fresh shots of wisdom, in 140 inspiring characters or fewer.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Twitter to Employees: We'll Pay You to Stick Around
Twitter

Twitter to Employees: We'll Pay You to Stick Around

The company has been sweetening employee compensation packages to retain talent as the company's user growth stalls and it stock price slides.
Study: Constantly Texting and Checking Social Media Makes You 'Morally Shallow'
Social Media

Study: Constantly Texting and Checking Social Media Makes You 'Morally Shallow'

The small sampling of participants, who frequently texted or incessantly checked their social-media accounts, were more concerned about superficial things.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Schedule Is Insane -- News Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Schedule Is Insane -- News Roundup

Today's lessons, straight from the headlines.
Lindsay Friedman
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.