The St. Louis Cardinals manager sues Twitter after discovering a page that made fun of drinken driving and two Cardinals pitchers who died.
While Twitter is clear about how celebrities can reclaim accounts in their name, average users have little they can do to grab inactive IDs. But there are steps you can take.
On the company blog, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone says Tony La Russa lawsuit over fake tweets borders on "frivolous," but details plans to prevent such abuse of the service in the future.
The microblogging service's prominence during the election crisis in Iran raises the question of whether a 2-year-old, pre-revenue start-up is really up to the task as a geopolitical power player.