On Twitter, Spammers Perish


How many followers did you lose?

That question was being chirped this morning by scores of people using Twitter after the social network said it’s “correcting follower and following counts.”

“In particular, those with large followings may see significant changes as we correct for spam accounts and data inconsistencies,” according to a post on Twitter’s “Status” blog.

People using Twitter reported losing 100 or more followers. Mashable reported that thousands of accounts were killed.

Spam has become an issue that threatened Twitter’s popularity.

Twitter’s move was taken in stride by most people. “twitter cancelled all my hot friends that wanted to show me there naughty pics from last weekend aka Spammers Perish,” tweeted BTtweets, who had 70 followers as of this morning.

So say bye-bye to your fair-weathered, blue-feathered spammy friends.

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