• FadraN

    I’m thinking this must be a test directory. I’ve looked for multiple accounts that just don’t appear. Or perhaps it’s something that you’ll have to opt in for. Will be keeping my eye out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scottclark Scott Clark

    I am hopeful this will result in them rotating out dormant accounts more quickly. It’s ridiculous to have 3 year old dormant usernames held up.

  • Matt McGee

    That would be nice, Scott – I agree.

  • Matt McGee

    Don’t think it’s a test, Fadra. But it’s VERY hard to find accounts. I couldn’t find mine at all, and had to get help from Twitter’s PR folks. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/SocialJulio Julio Fernandez

    I was not able to find any of my Twitter handles. My main one, @socialJulio should be here: http://twitter.com/i/directory/profiles/af4da9f67b6da075e910bf9b0871ffb0 but the directory jumps from
    Socialjuicer · @Socialjuicerto SocialJumbo · @SocialJumbo

  • Matt McGee

    Julio – you’re looking in the wrong place. As I said up in the article, the directory doesn’t use your USERNAME, it uses your NAME. So you should be looking under “Julio” since that’s how you currently have your NAME field in the profile.

  • http://www.geektrends.it Giuseppe D’Elia

    I do not see the usefulness of this choice…

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    Great point. Maybe the directory will actually help clean up the amount of dormant/bot/spam profiles floating around Twitter.

  • Matt McGee

    Yes, as I said in the article, it’s not really for human use. It’s for search engines. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Lizz_Porter Lizz Porter

    Yes! (Says someone who had to add an annoying underscore)

  • http://www.geektrends.it Giuseppe D’Elia

    I think it’s counterproductive. are now already indexed accounts but only the active and popular. with a directory are likely to be all the indexes of search engines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roodhardt Rachel Roodhardt

    It can’t be a coincidence that this happened a few weeks before google’s latest rounds of algorithmic updates… webmasters take note!

  • jonathannelson

    There has to be a better way of doing this, Twitter.