Twitter recently announced that they were working to clean up spammy accounts and data inconsistencies. Every since Twitter’s traffic exploded , its become a soft spot for spammers. If you have been on Twitter for a while you would have seen your follower count fluctuate drastically. The reason for the fluctuation is Twitter’s initiative of cleaning up spammy accounts and followers.
According to Twitter , “For some time, the follower and following counts we display have been incorrect for some folks. We’re soon to push a change that will address this issue. This means that the count you see in your sidebar should match what you see on your follower and following pages.
However, a consequence of this change is that follower counts will drop for some people. In particular, those with large followings may see significant changes as we correct for spam accounts and data inconsistencies. No legitimate followings should be affected—we’re just cleaning up artifacts in the system.”
What does this mean for your Twitter account ? You might see a significant drop in your followers once the clean up process is done. I have not yet noticed a drop in my Twitter followers since the clean up activity began, but it may take sometime till I see a drop in my followers.
How about you, have you seen a drop in your Twitter followers or an increase in your Twitter followers ?