Woman sued for Twitter complaint about landlord

Airing your frustrations with a company or a product is nothing new. For decades consumers have complained to their coworkers, friends and family when a transaction goes bad.

In fact, it's a widely held belief that angry customers tell significantly more people about a company than a satisfied customer. With the rise in popularity of micro-blogging site Twitter.com, it's easier than ever to tell all of your followers about the latest problem you have But beware: it can cost you.

After publishing a Tweet in May which she said, "Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it's okay," Amanda Bonnen found herself on the wrong end of a $50,000 lawsuit for defamation.