"Did I miss much while I was away?" the Los Angeles bureau chief for The Independent tweets after Twitter lifted his suspension. Adams says Twitter sent him an email notifying him that NBC had dropped its complaint about Adams posting the email address of a network executive as part of an Olympics rant.
Twitter emails to tell me: "we have just received an update from the complainant retracting their original request. Therefore your account has been unsuspended." No further explanation given, or apology offered.
Twitter's full email will be on The Indy's website shortly. Meanwhile I'll be discussing this jolly jape on CNN in about 30 mins.
The whole thing is a black eye for Twitter and NBC, and dumb on their part. But the initial rant wasn't exactly a classy move by Adams, either. He didn't like NBC's coverage, quite understandably, but he got a bit carried away. Roiling the Twiterverse, or any other mass audience, to harass an email address is usually just bullying.
Here's Adams' latest story for The Independent on the incident.
* Added: Twitter says that its staff erred on one point: someone who works closely with NBC did spot Adams' critical tweets and suggested that NBC file a complaint. That complaint was enough for Twitter to take down the active posts of a journalist, as Twitter's general counsel explains in a blog post.