Twitter sparks ID ownership storm

Tower Bridge

The @towerbridge feed, which now has a new owner

Designer and developer Tom Armitage found this weekend that Twitter IDs are very much not owned by the account holder. He set up @towerbridge in 2008, with the aim of ‘making bridges talk’. As Stef Lewandowski put it in a recent blog post, it was “a cute mashup between the publicly published schedule for the bridge and a bot that turned that data into tweets ... an interesting and funny way of humanising the day-to-day operations of the structure in a way that hadn't been done before”

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