I've been in the process of trying to switch over my username on various online services to a common name. I've been fortunate to get most of the ones I want (GMail, Facebook) but one that has eluded me is Twitter. The user on twitter having the username I want sent a single tweet over two years ago and nothing else. He doesn't follow anyone, and doesn't have any followers. Even the account that he replied to no longer exists.
By and large, it's a waste of a perfectly good Twitter handle, one which I would very much like to use. Is there any way to get Twitter to release the name so that I can use it for myself?