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Re: Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BOIA) ?

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From: Kim Testa
Date: Oct 30, 2012 12:53PM


Hi Everyone,
The behavior on Twitter was brought to my attention, and I agree, it is unacceptable.
This was the work of an inexperienced social media employee.
We have remedied the behavior and I assure you that it will not happen and again.
My apologies to anyone who has been affected negatively.
I am available to talk directly with anyone who has any questions or comments.

Kim Testa - 401.383.5332 or <EMAIL REMOVED>



-----Original Message-----
From: Chagnon | PubCom [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 11:56 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BOIA) ?

BOIA is listed with the BBB, the Better Business Bureau. From their BBB webpage, they are located in Providence, RI (USA) and headed up by Mark Shapiro.
http://www.bbb.org/boston/business-reviews/information-bureaus/bureau-of-int
ernet-accessibility-inc-in-providence-ri-122715/

Don't know much else about them.
--Bevi Chagnon

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-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Ryan E. Benson
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 11:12 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BOIA) ?

I've seen the same behavior as Karen, but haven't blocked them yet. As John mentioned they have sort of scan. I had somebody at work ask about them, and essentially told them if they could point me to which agency they were under, I'd do more. I think the name is to trick people, but they're not as bad as essential accessibility of whatever that other group is.

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Ryan E. Benson
On Oct 27, 2012 7:33 AM, "Karen Mardahl" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 1:09 AM, James Bailey < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> > Anyone heard of or worked with this group? This is *not* a
> > promotion. I was asked about this organization and I know nothing
> > about
them.
> >
> > http://www.boia.org/
> >
> >
> I don't know them, but I am one of many who was annoyed by their
> Twitter behavior. They keep following people - as in, follow, then
> unfollow, followed by a new follow! I have no clue why they do this.
> Maybe like a puppy wanting attention? They ended up being blocked by a
> number of people according to tweets I saw, myself included.
>
> They could be a fine company, but their social media behavior has lost
> them some credibility.
>
> Regards, Karen Mardahl
> > > list messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
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