Naoki Hiroshima talks of how security practices at PayPal and GoDaddy led to him losing his coveted Twitter handle.
Yahoo will begin recycling usernames on accounts that have been inactive for more than a year. But with log-ins and password recovery linked to e-mail addresses, it's raising some security concerns.
On July 15, Yahoo will start taking the usernames of inactive accounts -- accounts that haven't been used in a year -- and letting others claim them. It's a way for Yahoo to make available some desirable usernames and entice people to return to the site. But with e-mail addresses tied to other accounts and password retrieval, there could be security problems. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains how Yahoo is planning to protect users' information.
If you'd like to change your account name, if it's too long, for example, you can use an alias to do this without heavily modifying your account.
New Twitter features make user discovery more simple, social, and visual.
After opening up registration for vanity URLs/usernames this summer, Facebook has started to allow users to log in to the site with them instead of the traditional e-mail log-in.
Sometimes users are faced with a situation where MobileMe sends an error message regarding usernames and account passwords being invalid. This may even happen to users who do not have MobileMe accounts.
What you call yourself on Twitter matters. We take a look into all the features that make it important.
Sometimes, and especially after running certain programs, you may see the computer try to connect using another username besides "Guest" when you click on an available server.
Guess what? The servers stayed up and nothing exploded when Facebook's vanity URL program went live tonight.