Noah Kravitz tweeted for US-based mobile news site Phonedog. Using the twitter name Phonedog_Noah, he accumulated 17,000 followers whilst working as a blogger for the company over a four year period.
When he left the company, he simply changed his username and took his followers with him. Eight months later the company filed a lawsuit claiming that the account's followers were a customer list, and it had invested substantial resources into building it.
The company is seeking damages of $2.50 (approx £1.60) per user per month totalling $370,000.
That's a lot of money; are twitter followers really that valuable? Let us know your thoughts..
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