Abandoned Twitter Accounts

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by mongorock, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. mongorock

    mongorock Registered Member

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    hello,

    Does anyone know how you can claim twitter accounts that have been abandoned or left unused? Got a username i really wanna get but someones got already but havent posted since 2007!

    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. heartofgold

    heartofgold Power Member

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    You can't.
     
  3. mongorock

    mongorock Registered Member

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    really theres absolutely nothing that can be done?
     
  4. wwstewart

    wwstewart Newbie

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    You could try to track down the account owner and maybe offer them some money for it.
     
  5. Nostalgia

    Nostalgia Newbie

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    I don't think you can.

    I admit though, I do hate it when the username I wanted is taken by an inactive user/egg/spambot.
     
  6. TeamUnique

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    I've already looked into this as there was a name i wanted and someone hadn't used it since 2009. Unfortunately theres nothing you can do except try to get in contact with that person which normally ends up not getting a response imo! Twitter say they are working on a solution for this though.. how long that takes i dont know!
     
  7. krlread

    krlread Newbie

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    Why not use an alternate username such as twit-1 or 1sttwit. Sometimes it will actually help you do what you want to do. Just an idea, not very original, but at least an idea.