A former blogger for a US mobile phone news site is being sued by his former employer over ownership of the Twitter feed he started at the company.
The case could have major repercussions for social media accounts, and for workers who post to Twitter and Facebook during work hours.
While working for PhoneDog, Kravitz attracted 17,000 followers to his Twitter account @PhoneDog_Noah, according to the suit, which was filed in July but has attracted media attention following an article about it in The New York Times.
The suit alleges that when Kravitz "suddenly resigned" in October 2010 he was asked by PhoneDog to relinquish the account but he declined to do so and "merely changed" his Twitter handle to @noahkravitz.
The suit claims that Kravitz now works for a rival company, TechnoBuffalo, and is using his Twitter account to "discredit PhoneDog".