Annoying Twitter Glitch Caused People You Don’t Follow To Invade Your Timeline
If you were looking at your Twitter timeline, saw someone you didn’t know and were like…
…then don’t worry. This weird Twitter glitch happened to quite a few people on the social media site.
On Wednesday, Twitter users began to report people they weren’t following were randomly showing up on their timeline.
No, uh uh.
My timeline is sacred, Twitter. I need that reserved for the dozens of important people I follow.
*cough, Carrot Top, cough*
Of course, users nearly lost their minds (in 140 characters or less, of course).
— Raveesh Bhalla (@raveeshbhalla) January 11, 2017
Judging by his classy tweet, Stuart follows nothing but the best accounts on Twitter. NO TURDS ALLOWED.
Fuck offfff twitter filling my timeline with turds I don't even follow
— Stuart (@stu92_) January 11, 2017
Twitter user lil mitch basically called Twitter a lil bitch for screwing up his timeline with addition of riffraff. OK, he really didn’t call Twitter a “lil bitch,” but he was definitely confused.
There are a ton of tweets on my timeline from people I don't follow? And not just under "posts you may like"…I'm confused. Anyone else?
— lil mitch (@czarmitch) January 11, 2017
So, you might be wondering, what the hell went down?
Here’s what happened. Normally, tweets from people you don’t follow can be found in the “you might like” box or might appear with the label indicating someone you do follow liked it.
Essentially, that label and those boxes went bye-bye, thus entering Twitter into a realm of pure, unmitigated chaos.
Just kidding, Twitter has since resolved the issue.
It’s amazing how fast Twitter users will freak out if something doesn’t go their way or things don’t work exactly how they’re used to.
*phone dies without warning*
WHAT THE HELL, PHONE?! WHAT ARE YOU EVEN GOOD FOR? AAHHHH, MY LIFE IS IN SHAMBLES. I’M A HUSK OF A SHADOW OF A MAN.
Now, where was I? Ah, yes… Twitter.
And with Twitter back to working at 100 percent, I expect many more standing-ovation-worthy responses to the insane news that’s still yet to come in 2017.
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