Twitter usernames are a precious asset, especially when you have an online business and want to use Twitter for promotion and marketing. There can be situations when you would like to claim a particular Twitter username:
- You are planning to open a new blog but unfortunately the corresponding Twitter username is unavailable.
- You are planning to change your Twitter username but your preferred username is unavailable.
You can find out if your username has been taken on a social networking site or not. But that is a manual task, and you have to repeat it every now and then. If there was a tool which can notify you once a Twitter username is available, you can quickly register it to your advantage. Twitter counter has added support for this feature quite lately.
To get started, visit Twitter counter and click “Claim this username” placed just under the graph and stats.
In the subsequent page, enter the username for which you want to get the alert.
Test: I tested the tool using @amit_vcq which was available in Twitter at that time.
I haven’t got any email alert yet but once the username is available, I will be the first one to know about it.
Techie Buzz Verdict
I like the simplicity of the service. No disturbing ads, registrations or sign ups and works pretty straight forward. The only flaw I found- you cannot save or see the username alerts you have set and you need to write it down to remember it.
Techie Buzz rating: 2 (average).