Many of our Twitter followers already noticed it, but now it’s official. We just switched from @EU_Startups_com to the shorter and much nicer Twitter handle @EU_Startups. Given that this was a taken but ‘inactive’ username, it took a few emails back and forth with the Trust & Safety Team of Twitter to get it right. Although there is no easy way to claim an inactive Twitter handle, it all worked out in the end.
Twitter’s official statement on inactive usernames is: “If a username you would like is being used by an account that seems inactive, you should consider selecting an available variation for your use on Twitter. In general, adding numbers, underscores, or abbreviations can help you come up with a great available username.”
Remember: Four characters less also makes it easier for you to share our stories 🙂 So if you’re not already doing it, make sure to follow us on Twitter!
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