Just a few days ago, Twitter warned that its new efforts to combat spam would become more noticable over the coming days.
Recently, we’ve seen significant impact by introducing limits around how many accounts can be followed on Twitter under certain conditions. These limits are designed to not affect the vast majority of users. However, some people (who are not spammers) have (and will) run into them.
Those days are here.
Brent Csutoras documents one case where a Twitter account, with 830 followers, and 5,616 updates, was prevented from following more than 2,000 people.
This morning I went to test and see if I could follow more than 2,000 and found that I was still given the error message.