Skip to content

Tweet!

July 15, 2010

So I’ve been meaning to set up a Twitter account for KitchenPC for awhile now, as it seems like the trendy Web 2.0 thing to do.  Plus, there’s already been a few Tweets about my blog so it’d be nice to have an at-name for them to point to.  The problem is the @KitchenPC Twitter name was already taken!  This was a bit frustrating because the account was private, had no posts and no followers.  The other day I was reading through Twitter’s terms of use and I noticed there’s actually a clause regarding using trademarks in your Twitter name.  Since KitchenPC is a registered trademark, I figured I’d send Twitter an email asking if they’d transfer the KitchenPC user name over to me.  To my surprise, I got an email this morning saying ‘Sure!” and this was done.

So now I have a Twitter name.

I feel a bit guilty about yanking someone’s Twitter account from them, but hey the account was totally inactive for months.  Otherwise, it’s not something I would have tried.  I hope this is not the start of a trend into corporate bullying for me :)

Advertisements

From → Business

One Comment
  1. I’d expect nothing less from a former MS employee! ;-)

    All joking aside, you have to protect your trademarks. It’s not corporate bullying. It’s responsible business. Make sure you set up KitchenPC profiles on all of the social media sites.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: