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Change twitter handle of Wikimedia Tech SAL
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The Technical Engagement team would like to use the current https://twitter.com/wikimediatech twitter handle for promotion of Wikimedia technical projects on Twitter. This is related to the FY2019/2020 Q2 goal of "Create a blog by and for technical audiences where members of the technical community can post about their technical work" which apparently does not currently have a related Phabricator task.

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bd808 created this task.Mon, Nov 4, 9:08 PM
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I have researched this on the Twitter side and it appears to be a very straight forward process. The handle/username of an existing account can be changed and followers/following data will follow to the new handle. The URL to the tweet history does change when the handle changes, but because we are effectively usurping the current name for a different purpose we will be able to use either or both of the profile details and a pinned tweet at the legacy account name to tell folks how to find the new handle's feed.

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2019-11-04T22:08:05Z] <bd808> The Wikimedia SAL Twitter feed is now @wikimedia_sal (https://twitter.com/wikimedia_sal) T237322

bd808 closed this task as Resolved.Mon, Nov 4, 11:21 PM
bd808 added a subscriber: Andrew.

@Andrew helped me out by updating the SRE password store with the new credentials.