Twitter

Microsoft Apologizes for Chatbot's Racist, Sexist Tweets
Apology

Microsoft Apologizes for Chatbot's Racist, Sexist Tweets

The company says that the program's tweets 'do not represent who we are or what we stand for, nor how we designed Tay.'
Results Are In: #GuacNRoll Was the Most Popular SXSW Hashtag
Social Media Marketing

Results Are In: #GuacNRoll Was the Most Popular SXSW Hashtag

A small nonprofit marketing Mexican avocados loomed large at the premier tech fest that just concluded.
Jill Schiefelbein
Log On to Facebook and Twitter a Lot? You're 3 Times More Likely to Be Depressed.
Depression

Log On to Facebook and Twitter a Lot? You're 3 Times More Likely to Be Depressed.

Research once again unmasks the dark side of heavy social media use.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users
Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users

Once again, the Internet chose to display the worst of humanity.
Twitter Testing New Feature Where Users Can Add Images to Photos
Twitter

Twitter Testing New Feature Where Users Can Add Images to Photos

The feature will also let Twitter users see how others around the world have edited the photo and will also suggest photos that could be edited and posted.
Uber Will Pay Hackers Up to $10,000 to Find Bugs in Its Technology-- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Uber Will Pay Hackers Up to $10,000 to Find Bugs in Its Technology-- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: For the first time in the U.S., streaming music is bringing in more revenue than downloads.
Lindsay Friedman
On the Occasion of its 10th Birthday, a Tale of Two Twitters
Twitter

On the Occasion of its 10th Birthday, a Tale of Two Twitters

One is the real-time information service. The other is the public company, the one that has lost 75 percent of its value in the past two years.
10 Interesting Facts About Twitter on its 10th Birthday
Twitter

10 Interesting Facts About Twitter on its 10th Birthday

A commemorative serving of trivia about the social network that could have been named 'Friendstalker.'
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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.
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.