Posted January 13, 2017on:
A few times every week I get harassed, pleaded with, bribed, cajoled, threatened, insert-thesaurus-word-here. All because I was an early adopter of Twitter in 2007.
I can probably count on just one hand the number of people who have been polite about asking for my Twitter handle.
Twitter reminds me that I signed up in early 2007, but I posted my first tweet only in October that same year.
Since then I have tweeted regularly and fended off the curious, lazy, greedy, aggressive, etc. coveters of my handle.
But Twitter will not verify my account because I am not a brand or famous Ashley. Surely the labour of love over the last decade is worth that acknowledgement.