Some 29 months ago Mark Schaefer blogged about clever biographies of Twitter users.
I was curious how many of those bios remain intact today, which changed, and whether any accounts changed names or were deleted.
6 Deleted Accounts
Living one day at a time, with a fresh baked cookie. Okay. And with a coffee. And maybe some chocolate. But I promise to take my vitamins.
Coffee-Drinker, eReader Addict, Mom, Blogger. I’m very busy and important.
90% of your problems can be solved by marketing. Solving the other 10% just requires good procrastination skills.
I used to love my old twitter account, then everyone from work found me. This is my new account.
HOLY CRAP I’M GOING TO BE A DAD! Oh yea, I work in email marketing & I like craft beer too.
I’m real and I hope some of my followers are too.
4 Account Bios the Same
Insert pretentious crap about myself here.
I have been called a PollyAnna, sugar-coated idealist. I like to think of myself as more optimistic than that.
I’ve never been a millionaire but I just know I’d be darling at it.
Why talk when you can mock? Why hide your Face like I got Mace? Is it all an act or just a Fact. Maybe if you didn’t drool, you’d be cool. Ran out of room boom.
10 Account Bios Changed
THEN: I’ve learned I don’t know anything. Have also learned that people will pay for what I know. Life is good.
NOW: Roustabout, gadabout, knockabout. #psychology #speaking
THEN: Buddy, can you paradigm?
NOW: See, think, do differently. We help marketing change agents create transformative b2b brands that disrupt market conventions.
THEN: Nerdfighter. Determined dreamer. Has ambitions to be crazy cat lady if marrying various celebrity crushes proves impossible.
NOW: Nerdfighter. Determined dreamer. Writer. Has ambitions to be crazy cat lady if marrying various celebrity crushes proves impossible.
THEN: Viestintäpäällikkö, Alexandria Pankkiiriliike Oyj. Yhteisöviestinnän opiskelija @ JY. Salibandyintoilija ja ruokaharrastaja. Twiitit yksityishenkilönä.
(Translation: Communications, Alexandria Securities Corporation. Organizational Communication student @ JY. Floorball Enthusiast and food enthusiast. Tweets in a personal capacity.)
NOW: Urheilu, ruoka ja aidot asiat pitävät mielen liikkeessä, salibandy @O2JKL nostaa sykettä. Alexandria-konsernin viestintä ja markkinointi täyttää arkipäivät.
(Translation: Sports, food, and real things keep the mind in motion, floorball @ O2JKL raise your heart rate. Alexandria’s communications and marketing to meet on weekdays.)
THEN: I’m really a giant cupcake. Afraid of roller coasters and dry ice
NOW: MC1R. Digital Production Assistant at @LuckyMagazine. I watch Jurassic Park every week. Also a pretty legit baker.
THEN: I’m not smart. I just wear glasses.
NOW: Mixtape aficionado. Talkative introvert. Producer at @Raidious. I’m not smart. I just wear glasses.
THEN: I’m just a boy, standing in front of the world, asking you to follow me.
NOW: Chief Marketing Officer at @bpvcapitalmgmt, College Professor, Lawyer, Blogging on Leadership, Business, Marketing and Social Media, and lover of Craft Beer
@iMadiD (now at @NomadMadi)
THEN: do not judge me before u know me, but just to inform u, you won’t like me
NOW: A Nomad in search for the perfect burger. Do not judge me before you know me, but just to inform you, you wont like me
THEN: A human. Being.
NOW: A human. Being and communicating with and about other beings and things. Into smart people, provocative thinking and fresh perspectives on selling stuff.
THEN: I’m a Basset Hound aficionado with a mouth like a Syphilitic sailor.
NOW: I’m a Basset Hound aficionado with a mouth like a Syphilitic sailor. I earn my keep as a Producer|Writer|Director|Story Editor|Actress|Wife|Stepmom|Mom. Yup.
It looks like @jfloyd changed the most while everyone else added new text to the beginning or end of their 2011 bio. I’m not surprised people change bios; I do all the time. But I am surprised four bios are the same.