Twitter restores @N username to original owner

About a month ago, Shawn King posted a story about a Twitter user who lost his high-value Twitter name (@N) to an alleged extortionist. If you haven’t read that story, I’d encourage you to go back and read it. Fascinating and a bit scary.

There was a lot of speculation about what Twitter would do to make this right. Now we know.

“Order had been restored”

This tweet came from Naoki Hiroshima’s Twitter account yesterday evening. Glad to see this happening. Surprised it took so long.



  • http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King

    As John Gruber said, “real investigations take time and need to go by the book.”