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British Man Becomes World’s First Person Convicted For Sending A Tweet

NOT too much giggling in court please as Mr Paul Chambers, 26, is found guilty of sending a menacing electronic message via Twitter. When Robin Hood Airport was shut due to snow, Chambers fared the worst. He had arranged a date with woman he had met via Twitter. He was to jet to Northern Ireland to Tweet her in person.

Chambers, aka Crazy Colours, Tweeted:

Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your s*** together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!”

Chambers says his Tweets were “innocuous hyperbole”.

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Posted: 10th, May 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1)