Did You Lose Followers Today?

Published on July 24, 2009
by Andrew LaVallee

Twitter said Thursday that changes it is making to reduce spam accounts and resolve “data inconsistencies” will decrease follower numbers for some users.

“No legitimate followings should be affected,” it said in a post on its status account.

Hardcore Twitter users pay close attention to their follower counts. Some say it matters–others don’t.

The news has lots of people talking on the microblogging service, as the phrase “spammers perish” and “how many followers” ascend the trends ranking.

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