On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 11:09 AM, owkaye<owk...@gmail.com> wrote: > The ideal solution is for Twitter to "change the system" and allow each > account to have only one screen name, all the time, forever, with no > changes. Then a separate "id" value is not required because all account > identification will be done by the original screen name.
This is overkill. First of all, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of abandoned usernames. I was able to take one over, which didn't interfere with anything: all my stats remained the same, I didn't lose any of my followers or friends. I know at least two people who have changed usernames to protect their privacy (switching from their "real names" to something more anonymous). > Email doesn't just let you change your address whenever you feel like it, > and I see no reason why Twitter should allow screen name changes either ... Twitter isn't email. Signed: @tj formerly @luomat forever 7344012 :-)