Twitter Breaks Tweet Count? Or Another Attack?




I just noticed that my number of tweets just skyrocketed, according to Twitter.

Apparently, I tweeted 34,000 tweets overnight!

Here’s Google’s cache from last night:

And here’s what’s showing right now:

I’m not the only one to see this. My wife’s just jumped around 10,000 too.

Anyone else seeing this?

UPDATE: While this is annoying–I don’t want to appear as though I’m a tweeting windbag–it’s a known, low-priority bug, according to Twitter.

  • http://www.frankthinking.com Frank Reed

    Andy, you really need to step away from work a while. I know when I do 34,000 tweets overnight it’s a signal to back off a bit ;-).
    .-= Frank Reed´s last blog ..Online Community is Elusive =-.

    • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

      Sleep-tweeting beats sleep-walking! ;-)

      • SmooveLai

        everyones tweet count went up about 3 times what it was i went from 10,800 to 30,800 my brother went from 6,500 to 18,500

  • http://www.ubermarketing.wordpress.com Akash Sharma

    Twitter problems just don’t stop growing, I think they need to implement a strategy to stop all these mis-happenings with accounts like the one stated above, not showing the right number of retweets, deleted direct messages, as all this gives Twitter’s competitors just another chance to make fun of the fail whale.

  • http://www.singleinatl.com Single In Atlanta

    Mine jumped up by 10K… I hope they fix it. I totally don’t want to look like a spammer. =( @singleinatlanta

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  • http://www.awebguy.com Mark Aaron Murnahan

    Ha! I noticed the same thing late yesterday. I tweeted about 50,000 times in a day!
    .-= Mark Aaron Murnahan´s last blog ..5 Common Reasons Blogs Fail =-.

  • http://www.orange-marketing.de Orange Marketing

    Our account http://twitter.com/orangemarketing jumped from 3156 to 9609 :-)

  • Zee

    i had this same problem. one night i had 9,390 something & i woke up the other day & i had 28,980 ! i was like going crazyy. i dont know how i got it lol

  • http://blog.trushots.com Trudy

    This is terrible. I do like Twitter and I tweeted a lot since I joined in April. I have sent around 16K tweets. LONG after the problem was announced my Twitter count changed and I find that really odd. Now my count is over 50K and I feel that people will perceive me as a psycho spammer now. LOL. It is so odd to me that the count changed long after the problem was announced…you’d think that if they are not going to fix the existing cases they would at least prevent new ones from occurring. Very annoying.