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Twitter Law: What Damages, Crimes and Injuries Has Twitter Led To?

Walking Let me preface this by saying that I do not know the answer to the question in the headline above, and the answer may well be "none." But ever since I got Twitter installed on my BlackBerry, it has occurred to me that we cannot be far away from a time when we will regularly be reading articles with headlines such as "Six Car Pileup Results After Man Checks TwitterFon on Beltway" or "Local Woman Walks Into Manhole While Posting TwitPic."

And yet, to date, I have not seen any car crashes, boat wrecks, slip-and-falls, or any of the other things I expected directly attributed to Twitter. Are they out there? Are there other types of cases out there where damages, injuries or even crimes are being connected back to people using Twitter? If you have seen anything on this point, please help "crowdsource" an answer to this question in the comments section below.

Pre-emptive comment strike: I understand that walking into a manhole while reading your Twitter feed on your iPhone is not Twitter's fault. No need to go there!

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 16, 2010 at 12:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)


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