05 March 2010

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (260)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of UsefulArts.us (from Tuesday, March 2; link good at time of posting):
INTA, the International Trademark Association, is a group of nearly six thousand trademark professionals in 190 countries. They protect the world’s brands.

They’re being Twitter-squatted. There’s no pretty way to say it.

In 2007, someone apparently seized their name as a Twitter handle and posted one five letter word, “srrrr”.


So what’s the lesson here: that squatting can happen to anyone, anywhere; that Twitter is tough; or that someone needs to drink their INTA juice?
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