Twitter to Make Unused Handles Available 1

Screenshot: Bryan Menegus (Twitter)

Twitter is gearing up to take away scads of inactive accounts. That means one factor and one factor solely: one fortunate fool would possibly quickly have rights to the deal with @sexhaver, leaving the remainder of us (losers; virgins) of their digital mud.

More particularly, Twitter has been sending mass emails with the topic “Don’t lose access to [@handle]” to account homeowners who haven’t logged in for six or extra months. This phenomenon was documented first by the BBC’s Dave Lee, and Twitter later confirmed its intentions to the Verge’s Chris Welch.

Hanging onto primo Twitter handles apparently doesn’t require the present account-holders to really have interaction on the positioning or tweet, although. According to a screenshot of the emails being despatched to customers, “you need to log in and follow the on-screen prompts before Dec. 11, 2019.” That’s it!

Twitter additionally burdened that the cleanup gained’t be a single, apocalyptic occasion for unused accounts, however a course of over a number of months. The firm additionally didn’t specify when these accounts would begin to liberate. And on condition that logging in is all that’s required to maintain them off the market, we are able to’t say for certain what is going to or gained’t grow to be out there. Below, nonetheless, is a shortlist of Pretty Good Handles belonging to accounts that haven’t had exercise in six months or extra. Don’t say we by no means did nothin’ for ya:

  • @blogking
  • @osamabinladen
  • @badguy
  • @baddestguy
  • @verybadman
  • @HeroDog
  • @skateboard
  • @luxurycommunism
  • @livelaffluv
  • @craigslist
  • @HellHat
  • @liquidsteak
  • @gillbates
  • @beffjezos
  • @spock
  • @FreeBitcoin
  • @operatorerror
  • @horsemoney
  • @coffeevortex
  • @sexonthemoon
  • @vomit
  • @gothwater
  • @LoudDrugs
  • @logoff
  • @witch
  • @myspace
  • @unions
  • @guillotine

“Where’s @weed?” you would possibly ask, rightly. Twitter, narcs that they’re, not permit the registration of names underneath 5 characters lengthy. With that caveat in thoughts, should you consider higher ones that belong to moribund accounts, depart them within the feedback under.


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