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We Asked, You Answered: Your Thoughts on a 'Period Policy'
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We Asked, You Answered: Your Thoughts on a 'Period Policy'

Not everyone thinks women should get time off for a painful menstrual cycle.
Wendy Frink
The Mistakes That Make a PR Crisis Even Worse
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The Mistakes That Make a PR Crisis Even Worse

The surest way to turn a problem into a crisis is to pretend there is no problem.
Brett Relander
7 Lessons on Social Media From the Oscars
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7 Lessons on Social Media From the Oscars

We'd like to thank the Academy for these business tips.
Carly Okyle
10 Reasons Your Followers Will Leave Your Brand on Twitter
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10 Reasons Your Followers Will Leave Your Brand on Twitter

Posting too much or too little -- or simply being boring -- on Twitter might cause you to lose a few people.
Anna Johansson
There's Now a Better Way to Post GIFs on Twitter
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There's Now a Better Way to Post GIFs on Twitter

Just in case you thought tweets were too static.
Kia Kokalitcheva
4 Key Metrics In Repairing Your Reputation Online
Reputation Management

4 Key Metrics In Repairing Your Reputation Online

It only takes one mistaken tweet to obliterate years of good deeds.
Peter Daisyme
4 Reasons to Love Twitter
Social Media

4 Reasons to Love Twitter

This late arrival to the real-time social-media platform is making up for lost time, even using Twitter for business.
Zach Cutler
7 Steps to Get Influencers to Share Your Content
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7 Steps to Get Influencers to Share Your Content

Get the sharing going by posting amazing content, commenting on blogs, asking others to share and more.
Aaron Agius
Product Changes at Twitter Have So Far Not Reignited Excitement
Twitter

Product Changes at Twitter Have So Far Not Reignited Excitement

Analysts say Twitter's stock price, which has reached record lows, is unlikely to rise until the company shows significant user growth.
#RIPTwitter: 6 Lessons for Every Startup
Twitter

#RIPTwitter: 6 Lessons for Every Startup

Just a couple of years ago, everyone though Twitter would be the next Facebook. Then everything went to hell.
Steve Tobak
Marc Andreessen Apologizes for Tweets About India
Marc Andreesen

Marc Andreessen Apologizes for Tweets About India

The prominent venture capitalist and Facebook board director had condemned the Indian government for banning the social-media company's free Internet service.
Twitter Introduces New Timeline That Places 'Best' Tweets First
Twitter

Twitter Introduces New Timeline That Places 'Best' Tweets First

The announcement comes days after CEO Jack Dorsey softly debunked the possible change.
Carly Okyle
What People Really Think When They See Your Profile Picture for the First Time
Social Media

What People Really Think When They See Your Profile Picture for the First Time

Most won't admit it, but we humans are quick to form opinions based on something as shallow as a hat or the distance from the camera.
Liraz Margalit
Twitterverse Pounces on Tim Cook's Blurry Super Bowl Photo
Tim Cook

Twitterverse Pounces on Tim Cook's Blurry Super Bowl Photo

The Apple CEO got mocked for both his photography and products.
Carly Okyle
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.