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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 05/10/2010

Twitter fixes 'follower' bug

By Washington Post editors

No, it wasn't something you said.

As Erick Schonfeld on the blog TechCrunch puts it: Twitter was all kinds of wacky on Monday.

Apparently, an effort to fix a bug that can be used to force people to follow a Twitter user has temporarily zeroed out all users' follower lists, Schonfeld writes.

This is what Twitter officials said about the glitch

"We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to “force” other users to follow them. We’re now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place. Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we’re aware and this too should shortly be resolved," the company said.

From what we're hearing, the follower bug has been fixed -- so feel free to tweet your heart out.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 10, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
Tags:  Erick Schonfeld, Online Communities, Social network, TechCrunch, Twitter  
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