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.