If youâve spent any time at all on Twitter (and of course you have, else why are you on Twitchy?) you have experienced the dreaded âunfollow bugâ which causes your account to drop one or more of your followers. You probably got the first notification by plaintive âWhy did you unfollow me?â message and, if you didnât move quick enough to re-follow, the message might have gone from plaintive toâŚinsistent.
Folks take their Twitter follows seriously.
Today, Twitter acknowledged that there really is a bug. You werenât imagining it and you didnât accidentally click the âunfollowâ button. There is a problem thatâs not merely visual as Twitter reportedly claimed earlier this year and the service is working on a fix.
Around Twitter, the reaction from users who have been vexed by the bug for quite a while tended toward âA-HA!â
Of course, not everyone saw the bug as a wholly bad thing. One user wanted Twitter to send it over to Facebook.
We will, of course, give you more information on Twitterâs bug hunt asÂ it becomes available. In the meantime, why not make sure youâre following us @TwitchyTeam?