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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.

By Kaz - 8/2/10 - 5:22 pm

Twitter introduced location-specific Trending Topics to give you an idea on what the recent zeitgeist in your area was based on common terms that show up in the stream of all tweets from your area. These topics often cycle in a matter of hours as new news and discussion take over for older topics.

By jeffcutler - 6/14/10 - 2:36 pm

Still at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference at the Westin Waterfront Hotel and I'm now in a Communilytics session. What are Communilytics? Well, it's actually the measurement of community numbers. So, how people in a community-based group, like Twitter or Facebook or even blogs or Expedia or other online areas-respond and react to each other and the platform itself.

Essentially, measuring communilytics is like finding out what people are doing on your sites and understanding how people are connected to other people and who the influencers are.

By massmarrier - 4/30/10 - 12:33 pm

Real-time politics, eh? I see that Karyn Polito got a tweet on her website dare to Steve Grossman's Twitter. He just responded to a debate challenge with:

@karyn4treasurer
, I accept your invitation to debate. Let’s talk jobs, holding big banks accountable, & protecting people’s $. When & where? 16 minutes ago via web

Game on, boys and girls. Now, she'll have to come up with some substance to match his specific and elaborate proposals.

By chrismatth - 11/28/09 - 10:02 pm

The Twitter account for WGBH's "Greater Boston" (@GreaterBoston) has been hacked. Either that, or PBS is finally offering some good loot when you donate money during commercial breaks.

By jeffcutler - 8/14/09 - 10:12 am

It seems like each four minutes there's a new event happening in Boston proper or across the river where I sit typing right now.

These events range from knitting circles to test drive tweetups, and the thing these events have in common is that they're increasingly organized via social media tools.

So imagine my surprise when I found out this morning in one of the first sessions at the Social Technology and Education Conference at Harvard University, that this very conference was completely organized without any traditional marketing.

By adamg - 7/6/09 - 11:29 am

Susan Johnson was one of the people banned by mistake from Twitter over the weekend. She ponders what it means:

... emailed support begging them to restore my account and promising to be a better citizen of the Twittersphere (though in truth, I think I'm already a pretty good citizen). This morning, with just as much warning (meaning zilch), my account was mysteriously back to normal. There were no signs of a hacker, and Twitter didn't even bother to send me an automated email (Dear Twitter: I know you know how to send automated emails because I get several per day!).

I'm happy to have my account restored and I realize that Twitter is a free service (for now, at least), but I'm also a little miffed that they can suspend someone with zero warning and without even an automated courtesy email explaining why. ...

Another banned Twitterer, Tom O'Keefe, reports, in the comments here that without Twitter, he was forced to use a phone to call a friend to meet for some ice cream at JP Licks.

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