While working on my new blog, I noticed 30 less followers on my twitter account than earlier today. Now I don’t have many followers, but that accounts about 10%. It was enough to prompt me to do a little investigation. Sure enough; it seems Twitter has answered part of my prayers. All those spammers that follow me and yet their account is deactivated with a “Mosey along now…” owl graphic, seemed to have gone for good. Since they weren’t parties interested about my thoughts and me in the first place, therefore good riddance.
Here’s a copy of the Twitter status post:
For some time, the follower and following counts we display have been incorrect for some folks. We’re soon to push a change that will address this issue. This means that the count you see in your sidebar should match what you see on your follower and following pages.
However, a consequence of this change is that follower counts will drop for some people. In particular, those with large followings may see significant changes as we correct for spam accounts and data inconsistencies. No legitimate followings should be affected—we’re just cleaning up artifacts in the system.
So what are your thoughts about Twitter?