Updated » Twitter pauses plan to delete inactive accounts – Axios

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Chris Merriman, writing for The Inquirer »

Electronic sulking forum Twitter has announced an unprecedented cull of dormant accounts, as it frees up some tasty Twitter handles that you wish you’d thought of first.

The cull will apply to all accounts that haven’t been accessed in over six months, as of 11 December 2019. Users that aren’t ready to give up access to @1direction4eva and @reggienbollie2win just need to do is log in to that account and the clock will stop.


It’s thought that the cull will destroy countless ‘bot’ accounts as well as unloved human-led ones, and it’ll be interesting to see if the drop in user numbers that will inevitably come, goes down well with investors, ever keen to find and increase Twitter’s bottom-line.

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