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Geordi From Star Trek Takes Control Of Twitter!

    February 3, 2012
    Shawn Hess
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LeVar Burton, Star Trek’s Lieutenant Geordi, and also Reading Rainbow’s TV show host of 26 years, has attempted to take control of the handle @ReadingRainbow. Apparently while trying to register for the handle he discovered that someone else already beat him to it.

Checking into the matter further, he learned that the user holding the @ReadingRainbow Twitter name hadn’t Tweeted anything in over three years. Seeing an opportunity to assume the name, Geordi, I mean Burton, seized the helm and reached out to his fan base:

“Dear @twitter I’m trying to contact the individual who’s sitting on @ReadingRainbow but he hasn’t Tweeted in #3YEARS Can you help? Thanks!”

Over 700 fans rushed to his aid and retweeted the message. This caught Twitters attention and within hours Burton got what he wanted. @ReadingRainbow was his. No mentioned of a reaction from the previous owner.

  • http://cozmicrain.blogspot.com Melany

    I recently read that you can contact Twitter if you are trying to get a name that’s in use but inactive. There is some sort of process and the other person doesn’t lose their account, they just have to pick a new name. The basics are here but I read something more detailed somewhere else I can’t think of right now. https://support.twitter.com/articles/15362-inactive-account-policy