Just So You Know. There’s A Twitter’s Unfollow Bug

If you value your followers, and maybe the people you follow, then you should be in the know about the Twitter Unfollow bug that is on the loose. How did I get to know about this? Well, I’m a fan of TechCrunch, and since they got peoples at Twitter Inc, one can conclude that the information is legit. See below an excerpt of the Coping With Twitter’s Unfollow Bug by Jeremiah Owyang.

If you’re like me, you may have noticed that Twitter may be arbitrarily, randomly, and haphazardly, unfollowing people you fully intended to follow. Similarly, if you’ve ever noticed your friends and contacts unfollowed you, it may have caused a sense of confusion, dread, or self-insecurity. Before one spirals into a series of apologies or deep-depression, it’s likely not your fault, (whew!).

What’s causing this? I’m not sure, so I asked my proper contacts at Twitter who responded “This is a bug, and our team is working to fix it.” They also sent me a link to their support FAQ, which indicates the known issue. While the team at Twitter is trying to get this resolved, how we can cope with this industry phenomenon.

If you find that you’ve arbitrarily unfollowed someone in Twitter (or maybe you need an excuse to escape the ex), and you’re in a potential embarrassing situation, I recommend bookmarking this blog post, and sending it your apparent victim, explaining the situation was out of your hands. Hopefully no relationships were damaged, and we can continue happily twitter-ing with relationships salvaged.


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