@Jelly Guy Decides To Keep Twitter Handle, Promote His Band 'The Rats Asses'

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's new app Jelly has a lot of people talking, and has been named as one of the best new apps in Apple's App Store (it's also available for Android). The company is not having a lot of luck getting the @Jelly Twitter handle, however.

Currently, Jelly operates on Twitter under @jellyhq. This week, after launching, Jelly reached out to the guy who does have @Jelly, asking if he wanted to trade names. He asked what was in it for him, and then the conversation went private, as @jellyhq took it to direct messages.

@Jelly told us on Twitter that no offer had been made, but said he was considering just giving the company the Twitter handle, though the name "Jelly" is his nickname, which he said he holds dear to his heart.

@Jelly has now decided, however, to keep the handle, which he has had since 2008, though he's not been active for most of that time. In fact, it was the launch of Jelly that brought his attention back to the Twitterverse, and now he's more active than ever.

I guess that's a small victory for at least one of Stone's companies (though he stepped away from Twitter in 2011).

@Jelly has spruced up his Twitter profile. He's no longer sporting a picture of Caillou for his profile, and is now rocking his own pic, and the text, "Becouse, I don't give a rats ass..." (sic). And where he was previously featuring a link to Google+, he's now promoting his band The Rats Asses. The band, according to its site, was formed "while its original charter members were hanging out and smoking weed." He tells us he'll be uploading some tunes this weekend.

The Rats Asses

We're looking forward to it.

Image via TheRatsAsses.com

Chris Crum

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