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#The Day Twitter Exploded
Twitter ^ | Me

Posted on 05/10/2010 10:25:42 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom

Fellow FReeps who are Tweeps...Twitter is in tatters right now.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: gone; noes; oh; tweets
Anyone else think its just a little suspicious, that the Monday after our Dear Leader, during a commencement speech, calls out our culture for having 'too much information.'

The President who 'loves his CrackBerry' proclaims we can't be 'emancipated' from (what?) with all of our 'information.'

And then Twitter takes a hit.

Coinky dinky???

1 posted on 05/10/2010 10:25:42 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Twitter is doing just fine. Just got to the site very easily.


2 posted on 05/10/2010 10:27:54 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

That’s not the problem.


3 posted on 05/10/2010 10:29:40 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

From what I’m gathering....Twitter zapped the ‘following/follower’ lists on accounts.


4 posted on 05/10/2010 10:30:02 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Check your follow and followers list. Could all be at Zero.


5 posted on 05/10/2010 10:30:19 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Twitter usually freezes up around noon because the lunchtime traffic puts a burden on the servers. Obama's statements are troubling, of course, but this has nothing to do with Twitter no being able to handle the increased server load.
6 posted on 05/10/2010 10:30:48 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (ClimateScandal.org)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
From what I’m gathering....Twitter zapped the ‘following/follower’ lists on accounts.

Oh god, Stan Marsh deleted his profile.....
7 posted on 05/10/2010 10:31:35 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

BObama is probably upset that even with choosing a SC nominee who has no paper trail of judicial decisions, corporate ties and other details are coming to light on her background.


8 posted on 05/10/2010 10:31:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
It's because of this: Force someone to follow you on twitter
9 posted on 05/10/2010 10:32:19 AM PDT by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: GonzoGOP

heh!


10 posted on 05/10/2010 10:33:10 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Cagey
Check your follow and followers list. Could all be at Zero.

Yes, the counts for my site are at zero, but I'm still receiving tweets from those that I've been following. So, it appears that those numbers aren't truly at zero.

11 posted on 05/10/2010 10:33:24 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (ClimateScandal.org)
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To: diotima

12 posted on 05/10/2010 10:33:41 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: diotima

Interesting! Thanks.


13 posted on 05/10/2010 10:33:57 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Twitter, the service the that popularized the Fail Whale is having technical issues? Say it isn’t so.


14 posted on 05/10/2010 10:34:10 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Major Matt Mason

Yeah, I use Hootsuite, and all my followers are still showing up in the columns, though my account at Twitter.com says zero-zero.


15 posted on 05/10/2010 10:34:42 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

From Twitter:

Follow bug discovered, remedied. 26 minutes ago
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.

Update (10:18 AM PST): Of note: protected updates did not become public as a result of this bug.


16 posted on 05/10/2010 10:35:40 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

South Park episode.


17 posted on 05/10/2010 10:35:56 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Cagey

oh wow


18 posted on 05/10/2010 10:36:54 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Cagey

Ha! It works, Oprah was following me for a few seconds.


19 posted on 05/10/2010 10:37:34 AM PDT by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: Constitution Day

Nice to “see” you. :)


20 posted on 05/10/2010 10:38:13 AM PDT by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

yep. following/followers at 0, but I am still seeing followed posts in my home view.


21 posted on 05/10/2010 10:38:25 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: diotima

"That Diotima cracks me up!"

22 posted on 05/10/2010 10:42:51 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: diotima

Same here, Dio! It’s been a long time.

I hope you’re doing well — I am! :)


23 posted on 05/10/2010 10:43:25 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Cagey

LOVE IT!


24 posted on 05/10/2010 10:44:12 AM PDT by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: Cagey

So we all follow Zero now?


25 posted on 05/10/2010 11:05:36 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

Some do. Like lambs to slaughter.


26 posted on 05/10/2010 11:07:45 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: anniegetyourgun
One day Twitter had the number of Tweets posted all screwed up. I'm not concerned with that stuff..

I'm concerned about Obama and his Commie Crew infiltrating social networks in order to silence conservative voices. Anything they deem conspiratorial, whether TRUE or not, will be considered anti-government activity.. Someone in the media besides Glenn Beck better start shouting about this before we are all silenced.
27 posted on 05/10/2010 11:09:09 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: rwfromkansas

It’s not getting to the site is the problem, it’s that no one has any followers.


28 posted on 05/10/2010 11:11:39 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Now that you mention it, there's something odd going on at YouTube as well.
29 posted on 05/10/2010 11:11:48 AM PDT by Willie Green ("You can observe a lot just by watching.")
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To: sportutegrl

And scarily...Zero (Dear Leader) is following us.

Last I looked...still at zero/zero.

Oh Noes, like living in an epi of South Park.


30 posted on 05/10/2010 11:12:18 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: Willie Green

Its all about the Tweets, isn’t it Willie???

;)


31 posted on 05/10/2010 11:13:05 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

I hear it;s a Turkish hacker. Twitter says it’s someone that wrote script or something that forces follows.

Just so happens that Glenn Beck’s list of people he’s following has jumped from 18 to 20 ... including a Turkish tweep: www.twitter.com/gezegenci. May or may not be them. Another new person Beck’s profile is supposedly following is Tylergillies. Don’t know either one of them, but genegenci is from istanbul, posts only in Turkish, and is also following Hugo Chavez.

??


32 posted on 05/10/2010 11:13:51 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

By the time they do, it will be too late.


33 posted on 05/10/2010 11:14:29 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: diotima

Karl Rove actually follows me...(and like 20K others...but its the thought that counts).


34 posted on 05/10/2010 11:15:23 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

They fixed it, but Oprah is still following me. Heh. I like cagey’s Castro suggestion.


35 posted on 05/10/2010 11:19:19 AM PDT by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Civilization is saved!!! And Conan O’Brien will spend the rest of the day deleting (like Perez Hilton; Sean Hannity; and the Jonas Brothers) thousands of ‘forced’ followings.

Whew...

THAT was a close call.


36 posted on 05/10/2010 11:19:31 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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