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By adamg - 7/24/23 - 10:01 am

Show of hands: How many of you call the Hancock 200 Clarendon St.?

X marks the, um, something.

By adamg - 5/1/23 - 11:52 am

Nichole Davis reports that while the T has applied for a "gray checkmark" to prove it is who it says it is on Twitter, it's not going to pay for the privilege, let alone pay even more to access a Twitter service for providing automated info feeds and that it is "prepared to adjust our social media and messaging strategies as needed." It notes it has a presence on other platforms, including TikTok.

By adamg - 4/23/23 - 2:10 pm
MIT tweet with a blue checkmark saying MIT did not pay for that checkmark

See that blue checkmark at the top of that tweet? Twitter now charges $8 a month for that ($1,000 a month for organizations), and removed them last week from most of the previously checkmarked people and groups who got them for free by proving they were somehow notable. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/23 - 10:18 am

Dan Kennedy posts comments from Boston's other NPR news station that it won't be quitting Twitter just because the platform's owner hates NPR.

By adamg - 4/12/23 - 10:25 pm

One of Boston's NPR stations announced today it is leaving Twitter.

WBUR CEO Margaret Low writes it's because of Titter Ownerboi Elon Musk declaring NPR "state-affiliated media:" Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/23 - 2:10 pm

A Back Bay consulting company that had sued Twitter for not paying a bill for services rendered last week dismissed the suit after previously telling the judge it and Twitter were working to resolve the case. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 10:08 pm

The owner of Center Plaza across from CIty Hall today sued Twitter, alleging the company continues to use its third-floor office space even though it stopped paying rent after November. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/23 - 12:17 pm

A Prudential Center-based firm that helped Twitter sue Elon Musk when it seemed like he was backing out of his $44-billion takeover is suing the company for the $2 million in consulting it says it provided that the Musk-owned social network is now refusing to pay. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 4:03 pm

Charles River Associates, which says it was hired by Twitter to help it figure out how to make Elon Musk pay $44 billion for the company after he tried to back out of the deal, today sued Musk's newest acquisition for the $2.2 million it says it's owed for the work - times two or, even better, three, plus 18% annual interest. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/23 - 11:37 am

It's become too toxic a platform to keep wutrain going, she tells CommonWealth Magazine. Her official mayoral feed, however, will continue.

By adamg - 12/25/22 - 12:15 pm
Shiva Ayyadurai wants to be hired as Twitter CEO

Shiva Ayyadurai, who had his Twitter account suspended a month after Jan. 6, burst back onto the Twitter firmament on Dec. 20. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 9:41 pm

The Boston School of Public Health this week said it will no longer post on or engage with Twitter now that it's now controlled by a transphobic promototer of stochastic violence against Anthony Fauci and other public-health figures. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/22 - 1:53 pm

After Twitter's new owner opened its blue checkmarks to anybody with $8 to spare, a Washington Post reporter spent $8 and a few minutes to register an account as @realEdMarkey. And while that account didn't go around crashing the stock of rapacious drug companies or announcing the overthrow of the government of Brazil, Ed Markey was not happy. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/22 - 3:21 pm
Hammann's fire tweet

The tweet with the video, from Hamman's complaint.

Update: The lawsuit includes a screen capture of a tweet that does not offer the video in question for sale. However, Hammann posted two tweets, one of which did offer a high-quality version of the video for sale to news organizations. The story has been updated with that.

A videojournalist who lives in Franklin today sued NBC Boston for re-using video he posted on Twitter of a fire in his hometown last year without either asking or paying him. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/21 - 9:54 pm

A federal judge today told Shiva Ayyadurai he would dip into a court fund to help pay for a prominent downtown lawyer to bring some sense to Ayyadurai's legal case against Secretary of State William Galvin's office and, possibly, Twitter, which as of today involves claims that the state and a national association of elections officials built a coast-to-coast racketeering effort in which Twitter acts as "the executioner" to dispense with online criticism of the state's sinister machinations by deplatforming people like him. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/16 - 12:21 am

The Herald reported yesterday that a Dorchester man had posted a video to Twitter in which he threatened to kill EMTs and police officers he felt were harassing him.

A Boston EMS supervisor who saw the video and text threats says that when he reported it to Twitter, somebody at the network responded: Read more.

By Anonymous - 1/24/13 - 6:27 pm
By adamg - 9/2/11 - 9:54 am

Local social-media consultant Chris Brogan reports on the reactions he got when he unfollowed the equivalent of much of Worcester on Twitter.

By adamg - 2/19/11 - 10:52 am

Ric reacts rather harshly to the Globe story that starts with the BU student who admits to checking out the size of would-be suitors' Twitter rankings, and rejects those who don't measure up.

These are the people who will have to deal with global warming, major economic dislocations, war, global hunger, predatory politicians, and all the rest of it.

The Lion senses some difficulty ahead ...

By lex.galloway - 2/18/11 - 8:48 am

Yesterday morning, the ever serious David Bernstein at the Phoenix noted Salem's attempt to get over the whole witchcraft thing with a new municipal slogan and wondered what other towns could adopt as their slogans. Suggestions continue to pour in; here are some of the best (so far):

[rollzroix] Somerville: Like the US, we have three branches of government: 1/3 Mayor, 1/3 Aldermen, 1/3 Pat's Towing

[bokeller12] Boston: lost if by car, late if by T.

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