Twitter bug, users lose followers

Twitter bug, users lose followers

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twitterlogo3thumbnail thumb Twitter bug, users lose followers Twitter was hit by a bug on Monday that caused users of the micro-blogging service to lose the followers of their accounts.

‘We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to ‘force’ other users to follow them,’ Twitter said.

‘We’re now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place,’ the San Francisco-based startup said in a blog post.

Twitter’s explanation came after a number of users of the fast-growing short-message service reported that the number of people listed as following their accounts had plummeted to zero.

‘Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we’re aware and this too should shortly be resolved,’ Twitter said.

Twitter, which allows users to pepper their followers with messages of 140 characters or less, said last month that it has topped 105 million registered users and is adding 300,000 new accounts a day.

Story from Bigpond.com


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 Twitter bug, users lose followers Mike Andrew has been working with the Internet and small business for over 12 years. Mike has been a keynote speaker at conventions and seminars and conducted social media training sessions all over the world. Mike has an extensive media background having worked in electronic media for over 30 years. Mike specialises in social media and Internet marketing strategy, SEO techniques and search engine marketing campaigns. His articles appear on numerous blogs around the web as well as national magazines.

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