I know that I just changed my Twitter name and made it private about 5 weeks ago, but I’ve decided to change it back and to make it public again.
Briefly, here are the reasons why:
– In reading my employer’s published social media policy, I have determined that I am not in violation of said policy. Even if their interpretation of this differs from mine, I feel that I have no reasonable obligation to censor a personal account on a social site used by millions of people.
– Making my Twitter account private caused difficulty in interacting with others on the service, which is the ultimate goal of, and primary reason I use, Twitter.
– I will not willingly self-censor an obviously personal account, especially one that is followed almost primarily by people who know me personally, because any employer feels it reflects poorly on them. My life outside of my job is exactly that.
– I paid for a frickin’ domain name of pzer0.com. It’s my internet “identity”, and I’d really rather not change it, so I’m not going to.
So, I am changing my Twitter name back to @pzer0, and it is public as well. I apologize for any confusion this may cause, but I assure you it will be the last time it changes. I would rather close the account altogether than change the name again.