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News; Jan 2013; Extra Note on Changing Your Account Name on Twitter
What happened to the old account: well if you search for it on twitter you will get this message (when accessed Jan 2013): “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”
One can only assume that once you change your account name on twitter, the old name becomes available for use by some one else–Yikes if you happen to be famous… in part the old twitter name will still be relevant due to the fact that hyper-links to your old twitter-account will remain, and those links will still show your old account name which will link to a message of: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” or some other user if they happen to decide to claim that account name for themselves.
For famous people, it might be wise to make sure your old twitter account name also belongs to you (if twitter will allow this).
When a search was done on Google, @shyanneleah still came up as a valid search item and came up with results like this:
- https://twitter.com/umanitoba/statuses/243014921791614976 “RT @shyanneleah: off to gig at UManitoba. First time in 135 years the University is having Elders meet and…”
- ~ @Shyanneleah sings Birch Cedar Spruce [song/music]: http://youtu.be/lMAEXntuGLU, http://pear.ly/Ra-H — Gharr has altered this to the new correct twitter account name: @ShyAnneHovorka in Jan 2013
- “I liked a @YouTube video from @Shyanneleah http://youtu.be/RVluHwXJhtw?a Shy-Anne Hovorka – Superstar (feat Coleman Hell)” was posted by “@Shyanneleah http://twitter.com/Shyanneleah/status/53484968122388480” according to Google, but when you press that link you get redirected to: “https://twitter.com/ShyAnneHovorka/status/53484968122388480.” This is probably the clearest indication of a name change.
Interestingly enough, search engines may also still have tweets that you deleted! This is because search engines don’t always know that you deleted the tweet and have indexed the tweet with errors for searches. This is quite important as if you type tweets on the fly, your corrections may not show up on the search engine results–and people might find the version with errors in it 😦
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