Twitter confessed ‘unfollowing bug’
The microblogging company has now confessed that there is a problem. A twitter official said: “This is a bug, and we are working to fix it.”
The bug is causing Twitter users to accidentally unfollow people without their permission or knowledge. Twitter advised bug victims to visit its support page and go to fellow tweeters profile to check whether they are still following them or not.
Tom Watson, Labour MP and fanatic tweeter, affected by the bug and tweeted:
“I thought I was doing something wrong,”
and linked to an advice column on the topic, published by a technology analyst Mr. Jeremiah Owyang writing for TechCrunch.
“I wonder how many businesses, personal, and casual relationships are strained by the bug haphazardly unfollowing. It causes us to give pause and question the stability of the Twitter infrastructure, usage of my personal data and social network, and what important messages I may have missed from my trusted Twitter network.”
Numerous users have been tweeting about unfollow bug and their reaction to it.