Adam Green
Twitter API Consultant

Twitter Politics: Screen name shuffle

by Adam Green on November 26, 2010

in Twitter Politics

In a delightful juxtaposition of the technical and political aspects of Twitter, the top Twitter politicians are finding themselves with obsolete screen names. As The Hill points out, Nancy Pelosi tweets from @speakerpelosi, which will no longer be a correct description come January. Ironically, although it is technically possible to change screen names in Twitter, @nancypelosi is already taken. Twitter does reassign screen names to people who can prove that they deserve the use of their name on the site. I wonder if Nancy Pelosi still carries enough weight to persuade Twitter HQ to make this switch?

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