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Twitter Bug allows me to increase my followers for some hours (karneshmehra.com)
12 points by karyboy on Jan 26, 2014 | hide | past | favorite | 15 comments

I was able to increase my followers-count with a few hundred. Then "You are unable to follow more people at this time. Learn more here" happened. :(

There is a follow limit for each day , thats why you get this message

is the limit around 700?

The technical follow limit is 1000, but Twitter states "this is a technical account limit only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following behavior".

see https://support.twitter.com/articles/15364-twitter-limits-ap...

I dont know the exact number , but it must be around this figure

I did it from the main view of the feed where it also shows suggested people. It also ran the script on an ex-girlfriend and a good friend of mine.

Nice catch!

Not that I agree that this is a good thing to do.... but why this way, and not via the API?

I assume Twitter can easily revert the followers to the original amount on this one.

Seems to be fixed now.

Still works but most likely it will be an easy fix for Twitter to revert it.

I can still increase the followers count ...

Me too.

Works for me, such a funny bug issue.

Not fixed

Awesome and Yes, it's so easy to be fixed

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