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Twitter Follower Counts, DMs Are DOWN (PICTURE)

First Posted: 10/04/10 12:01 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:55 PM ET

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Worried because your number of Twitter followers is showing up as zero? Having trouble sending DMs? You're not alone. (See screenshot below)

Twitter reports on its official Status blog,

Follow, Follower Counts and DMs Intermittently inaccessible 3 minutes ago
Some features are intermittently not available on Twitter at this time.
- Ability to Follow a user

- Follow counts

- Sending DMs

Twitter is working to resolve this issue in full.

Twitter temporarily reset users' follow and follower counts earlier this year after the outbreak of the "forced follow" bug, an exploit that allowed people to force any other user to follow them. In August, Twitter again suffered a "from hero to zero" episode, temporarily displaying follow and follower counts as zero.

The microblogging service unveiled a dramatic redesign earlier this fall, but has lately suffered from several hacks, including the OnMouseOver security flaw, and the "WTF" Twitter worm.

UPDATE: It looks like the glitch has been resolved. See the screenshot below, taken at 11:14 AM ET.

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Filed by Bianca Bosker  |