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Man sued over Twitter followers in landmark case

Noah Kravitz is being sued for keeping his Twitter followers after leaving his job at PhoneDog, a US cell phone news website.
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Noah Kravitz is being sued for keeping his Twitter followers when he left his job at Phonedog, a US mobile news website. (Screengrab)

Twitter users, take heed: a California man is being sued for keeping his Twitter followers after leaving his job at a US cell phone news website.

Noah Kravitz (@noahkravitz), a writer who worked at PhoneDog, tweeted for four years as @Phonedog_Noah, amassing 17,000 followers. When he left the company in October 2010, he changed his Twitter name, but kept his followers.

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Alec Baldwin, kicked off a plane, apologizes to everyone except American Airlines (VIDEO)

Alec Baldwin has apologized for his behavior aboard an American Airlines flight that led to the "30 Rock" star being removed.
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Alec Balwin gestures as Roger Federer plays Tim Henman at the US Open in New York. (A. Messerschmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Alec Baldwin has apologized for his behavior aboard an American Airlines flight that led to the "30 Rock" star being removed.
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VIDEO: Demi Moore to divorce Ashton Kutcher

Demi Moore says she is divorcing Ashton Kutcher, according to reports.
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Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore speak to the media at the launch party for "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" at Steven Alan Annex on April 14, 2011 in New York City. (Jemal Countess/AFP/Getty Images)
Demie Moore is to divorce Ashton Kutcher, according to reports.
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Demi Moore says she is divorcing Ashton Kutcher (VIDEO)

Demi Moore has announced she is divorcing Ashton Kutcher after reports of infidelity. Moore releases a statement; Kutcher takes to Twitter.
Demi Moore has announced she is divorcing Ashton Kutcher.
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Facebook resolves spam that flooded news feeds with porn and violent images

Facebook says it has resolved had a spam attack that reportedly flooded users' news feeds with hard-core pornography and violent and obscene images.

Google, Facebook, Twitter united against US online piracy act

The companies say the Stop Online Piracy Act poses a "serious threat" to US innovation and cybersecurity.

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, co-founder of Diaspora found dead, age 22

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, who cofounded the social networking site Diaspora — a Facebook alternative, developed in 2010 by New York University students using contributions from Kickstarter — has died, aged 22.

Ashton Kutcher quits Twitter after comments over Joe Paterno sex scandal (VIDEO)

Ashton Kutcher, the 10th most-popular Twitter user with more than 8.2 million followers, has reportedly shut down his Twitter account after tweeting his support for Joe Paterno, embroiled in a sex abuse scandal.
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Actor Ashton Kutcher speaks onstage at the GQ's Gentlemen's Ball on October 26, 2011 in New York City. (Larry Busacca/AFP/Getty Images)
Ashton Kutcher, the 10th most-popular Twitter user with more than 8.2 million followers, has reportedly shut down his Twitter account after "erroneously" tweeting his support for ousted US college football coach Joe Paterno, embroiled in a sex abuse scandal.
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Raul Castro's daughter in Twitter spat with dissident blogger (VIDEO)

Mariela Castro Espin @CastroEspinM gets testy on Twitter with a critic of Raul Castro's government, anti-government Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez (@yoanisanchez).

G-20 summit: who's in charge?

Who's in charge of world economy? Anyone?
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy talk as they arrive for a press conference after a meeting with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and EU and IMF representatives over Eurozone bailout plan ahead of the G20 summit on November 2, 2011 in Cannes, France. (David Ramos/AFP/Getty Images)
Elected leaders of 20 largest economies meet in Cannes and are confronted by a simple reality: there is very little they can do to sort Europe's mess while Greece is in political meltdown.
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