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Sam Johnston has a great write up the whole fiasco from start to finish…

That’s too bad for Twitter but it’s great news for the rest of the community as it’s one less tool for locking in Twitter’s rapidly growing microblogging monopoly. People do use the word “tweet” generically (including with non-Twitter services) and if Twitter, Inc. were successful in removing it from the public lexicon then we could all suffer in the long run.

It basically looks like Tweetmarks (ugly but very functional marriage between Delicious and Twitter), Cotweet (gorgeous, business-oriented Twitter client) and TweetPhoto (mostly cleavage, as of this writing…) all beat them to the punch on filing for a “tweet” trademark.

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