Defamation lawyers now have a new tool to confront and consider. It's the Twitter version of the Google Bomb: the Twitter Twomb. Cute name for what will become a new weapon of attacking you, your loved ones, and businesses online.
And any online defamation lawyer needs to take notice. While Google (and its Google Bomb) is without dispute the reputation leader, and the Google Bomb is not going away any time soon, the search engine is indexing Twitter, and the scope and depth of organic search results for social networking and micro-blogging sites continues to grow.
Twitterers have been bombing the hashmarks and taking over the top listing in Twitter Trends for "GorillaPenis" with a graphic inlay over the Twitter logo as the top result. It's another example of social networking powerplays driven by an anonymous "vote" of netizens. Of course, this use appears to be relatively harmless. The test run has unfortunately worked well. What's next for the Twitter Twomb? Will it be used like the Google Bomb to attack the reputation and good names of those unable to defend themselves?
Sue Scheff and John W Dozier, Jr have a new book, Google Bomb, coming out September first. Yes, it is all about online attacks written by a victim fighting back and John W Dozier Jr offering a defamation lawyer perspective.
Initial independent feedback from some early reviews...exceptional and scary book.
Initial independent advice from some early reviews...Don't read it right before you go to bed.