Twitter Bug Enabled Forced Following
It was a marketers dream and a marketers nightmare. For a few hours yesterday a weakness in the Twitter platform discovered by a Turkish tweeter provided an absurdly easy way to force others to follow you. Gizmodo, Mashable and others published the trick and for a few hours it spread like wildfire.
Depending on who you talk to, Twitter either has fixed the bug or is still working to do so. Either way, testing the hack could get your Twitter follower number reduced to zero. Late yesterday Twitter released this announcement: