David Pogue had ironic technical difficulties; John Perry Barlow offended Google's hometown and an Indian official pushed back at his Twitter critics. It was a tough day to be Twitterati.

John Perry Barlow, the Grateful Dead lyricist and Electronic Frontier Foundation founder, discovered that denizens of Google's hometown don't like being called brutes. They probably also don't like being called wimps, but, hey, that's free speech for ya.

India's Minister of State for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, told his detractors to "chill."

The New York Times' David Pogue, who is writing a book about Twitter, had trouble working... Twitter.

NPR's Andy Carvin had his iPhone stolen, but found the whole situation slightly amusing, all things considered.

Jim Long watched the Feds working on the Holocaust Museum case.

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