Code Red! A Twitter Follow Bug Exposed
According to a report Twitter was discovered in having a glitch in their system that allowed users to game the popularity contest by making it appear that celebrities had subscribed to read their tweets. Now supposedly this was targeted toward celebrities. Celebrities really did become the audience of people who took advantage and received the tweets from people who had fraudulently added them as followers.
My questions are how long was this “celebrity bug” floating around? And are there other following bugs floating around? Because I tell you what I’ve always wondered how in the hell a user without a biography and a conversation with less than 100 tweets can have thousands of followers?! Makes you wonder huh?