[FoRK] Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It's Not Clear Why

Gary Stock gstock at nexcerpt.com
Wed Dec 7 11:11:02 PST 2011



    "After garnering attention on Tuesday with a well-documented 
eviction from an American Airlines flight for playing "Words With 
Friends," the /30 Rock/ star encouraged his nearly 600,000 readers to 
unfollow him en masse, in hopes of crashing his account. And he seems to 
have gotten his wish."

As of Wednesday morning, @AlecBaldwin 
<https://twitter.com/#%21/AlecBaldwin> is now listed as "deactivated."

Thus disrupting the earlier theory:


Baldwin did what many people do when they get overwhelmed by tweets: He 
changed his username from @AlecBaldwin 
<https://twitter.com/#%21/alecbaldwin> to @deactivated001 

But, now Alec is:



On 12/7/11 1:59 PM, Reese wrote:
> Breaking news this morning, Alec Baldwin kicked off of American 
> Airlines flight for refusal to turn his iPad off; was playing Word for 
> Friends (a Scrabble-like game). Alec is quoted as saying "We weren't 
> even moving yet!"
> That's from memory, I hope I nailed the particulars correctly. Alec 
> apparently sent a few derogatory Tweets about AA and its flight 
> attendants, but I don't remember those well enough to try quoting them.
> iPads do not include cellphone capabilities so were would this rank on 
> the capriciousness scale?
> Reese

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