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  1. Yeah, that redirect would be pretty useful!

  2. Great tips – I went through this a few months ago myself and just recently for a client. I agree that a redirect from Twitter would be FAB!

    • Daniel Hebert says:

      Thanks for the comment Carrie!

      I remember you going through that change, you were another person that came to mind as an example. Even with a few months change, Albert Qian still mentions your old twitter handle in his #FollowFridays :P haha

  3. Kittie Walker says:

    #grateful that you pointed this out to me Daniel! Nothing like making your user's lives awkward. There are so many wrinkles unique to each platform.

  4. ideagirlmedia says:


    Thank you for writing this post! I thought I knew all the intricacies when I went to change, but then….nope!

    I appreciate your extra leg work. This will surely be a resource for many in the future.

    YAY – Kittie and I are featured together! :D

    Thanks for your great work, and for featuring me!!


    • Daniel Hebert says:

      My pleasure Keri!

      Twitter just makes it so easy to change your name, that people don't think of the ramifications, haha :P

  5. Great article, Daniel! Since changing your username also changes your URL, I don't think Twitter could do anything about it.

    • Daniel Hebert says:

      Unfortunately, you're right. Unless it would automatically set-up a redirect to your new URL (for a certain period of time), and block off that username for a while.

      Thanks for the comment Cendrine!

  6. Very helpful post, Daniel! Thank you for valuable insights.

  7. Daniel, You are so right about "conditioning" people to know your Twitter handle.

    A conundrum when switching is some people's names are really hard to remember, yet a simple Twitter handle is often easier & catchier to recall. Yet we we often tweet things not related to a "business", but of who we are on a wider scale. No-one is single-dimensional… How to accommodate?! It is not an easy question or answer, huh? The broader question of Twitter handle AND then how to successfully transition…
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  8. Narendra Kumar Pankaj says:

    Thanks Daniel,

    Make people aware by repeated action is very important. “Conditioning” their mind.

    Nice tips.


    Narendra (@narenkpankaj)

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