Twitter account lands employee in court

Published: Dec 29, 2011, 08:57 IST | ANI |

Noah Kravitz, who used to work with PhoneDog Media has been taken to court by his former employers

Noah Kravitz, who used to work with PhoneDog Media has been taken to court by his former employers. The reason being the twitter account, which Kravitz used to operate on the behalf of PhoneDog, hasn''t been returned to the company. He resigned from the company in October 2010 after working for four years there. 

The Twitter account had some 17 thousand followers at the time Kravitz quit and since then it has reached 22 thousand, The Telegraph reports. The suit which was filed in July against Kravitz, but attracted media attention following an article about it in the New York Times said, while working for PhoneDog, Kravitz attracted 17,000 followers to his Twitter account@PhoneDog-Noah. 

The suit also mentioned that Kravitz all of a sudden resigned in October 2010 and when PhoneDog requested him to surrender the Twitter account to which he refused and merely changed the Twitter username to @noahkravitz. The suit also said that Kravitz has now joined a rival company TechnoBuffalo and is using the account against his former employers. Kravitz told the New York Times that he had left PhoneDog on good terms with an agreement that he would ''tweet on their behalf from time to time''. 

He also claimed that this was an act of vengeance from his former company since he had made a claim of 15 per cent of PhoneDog''s gross advertising revenue.

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