Thursday, February 24, 2011

Twitter PR chief 'unfollows' critical journalist

Twitter PR chief Sean Garrett has decided to “unfollow” a San Francisco journalist for publishing a series of unflattering articles about the SF company threatening to move to Brisbane, according to the technology site TGDaily.com.

Former FT journalist Tom Foremski, now writing for SiliconValleyWatcher.com, has been critical of Twitter demanding a tax break in order to stay in San Francisco.

"Twitter is a company that loves to tout its commitment to social responsibility but clearly this is just public relations chatter," Formeski wrote on Feb. He also wrote, “Twitter should just #shut-the-f*ck-up about social responsibility and piss off to Brisbane. Good luck recruiting staff. Engineers have plenty of other choices.”

Foremski told TGDaily.com that Garrett’s decision to “unfollow” him was lame: “What a great response to dealing with unpleasant news — stick your head in the sand. If you can't see it it doesn't exist."

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