(Had a hard time deciding which forum to use, so here we go.)
So as @mrpope took notice of today, it seems that @taswell's account has hit the Twitter inactivity period and is now "offline" for lack of a better term.
No no no no no no no :'( :'( :'( bring it back pic.twitter.com/zB39fWjypY— Eric Pope (@MrPope) June 16, 2016
Obviously this suddenly happening so close to the anniversary date of Ryan's birthday, marriage, and tragic loss is likely to hit his friends and loved ones extra hard. (I was just looking at it last week.) But I think there is one thing to be considered here above all else:
1) What are the wishes of his family, and respecting those wishes. Did they ultimately request it be taken offline, or do they want the attention that a sudden groundswell to "preserve" his account for posterity will bring?
Now before you jump out of your chair to seek out archive.org or the Library of Congress twitter archive (still in limbo btw), I think it is a fair assumption that whomever had control of his account after his passing would've ended up saving a tweet archive. So that could sort itself out in a way the community would immediately be concerned that it does.
At this moment, as just another guy who happened to once be standing about 10 feet away from Ryan, my thought now as it was then is: "just be cool".
And Love Ryan Davis.