Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Some news just has to be shared with the world.

A woman in Chicago is getting sued over a tweet she posted through her twitter account. Here is the tweet in question -


Now this woman had twenty followers and they are sueing her for 50k. Now since they have sued her the number of people who have read about this has gone up just a little bit. Lets do some math together shall we:

  • Her 20 Followers
  • + my 58 followers (I'm fairly certain I have more then that but lets go with that number)
  • + All the subscribers of the Chicago Now Newspaper
  • + 2.7 million people who read digg.com on a regular basis.

Now my math isn't the best but I'm fairly certain all that adds up to a crap load of bad publicity.

The folks that comment over at Digg have offered up a number of way to express your thoughts on this law suit to the company and I would encourage everyone to check them out.

http://digg.com/world_news/The_tweet_the_launched_a_50K_lawsuit

There are also some comments made by a representative of the company

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1687436,CST-NWS-twitter28web.article

Jeffrey Michael, whose family has run Horizon for more than 25 years, said: "The statements are obviously false, and it's our intention to prove that."..."We're a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization," he said, noting that the company manages 1,500 apartments in Chicago and has a good reputation it wants to preserve.

The saddest part about this whole thing is that I was honestly waiting for it to happen. We all knew it was bound to happen at some point.

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