Twitter joined NBC for a commercial partnership covering the Olympics and has now terminated a journalist’s account for Twitting critical comments about NBC’s lousy coverage. On a much more trivial level, I experienced the same thing in 2007 when, in response to a complaint from the manager of Sotheby’s, that bastion of independent journalism Greenwich Post fired me. That turned out to be a wonderful thing because it forced me to devote time to this blog and increased my readership from 5,000 Greenwich readers, once a week, to 12,000 readers every day from around the world. I hope the Twitter victim enjoys the same luck.
But it’s still despicable.