Twitter's decision to suspend The Independent reporter Guy Adams' account might have actually benefited the site.
After the suspension and subsequent outrage among Twitter users was aired in mainstream news outlets and became an international discussion surrounding the Olympics, Twitter's signup rate actually increased, TechCrunch is reporting, citing a source. According to that source, Twitter believed that there was a silver lining to the controversy and that was "a good thing."
The trouble started last month when the Olympics kicked off in London. Adams criticized NBC for not airing the opening ceremony live. However, he also … Read more