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    'I’m Tiny, Creepy and Enjoy Bad Puns': Twitter Handles Get Explained

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    If one were ever to wonder how Twitter users come up with their handles - that is their usernames limited to 15 characters – they would most likely think of references to an individual’s first love or favorite pet. Hundreds of users have now taken to the social platform to explain their choices in various ways – literal, serious and sarcastic.

    Each handle has a unique URL, with the handle added after twitter.com. With the hashtag #MyHandleExplained trending on Twitter, here are some of the users' reasons. 

    Twitter handle is not the same as your display name, which is a "personal identifier (sometimes a business name or real name) displayed in your profile page and used to identify you to friends, especially if your username is something other than your name or business name." And, of course, these are different from your Twitter bio.

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