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Bollywood freaks out over Twitter bug

A Turkish hacker caused havoc on the portal, and the follower count of celebrities went down to zero.

entertainment Updated: May 12, 2010 09:50 IST
Nikhil Taneja
Nikhil Taneja
Hindustan Times

At around 11 pm IST, on Monday night, the ‘follower’ and ‘following’ counts of Twitter users inexplicably turned to zero. It turned out that a Turkish hacker was the cause and Twitter temporarily went offline to fix the bug. But until it officially put out this news, the Bollywood brigade on the portal began freaking out.

Here’s what Bollywood tweeted:

BeingSalmanKhan: I am glad this 0 thingy has happned cos all the celebs were into how many followers they have. It eventually goes to their head.
BeingSalmanKhan: Thx for not messin with ‘our’ heads! N shatterin egos! I’m glad with 0 followers! N hope all from my industry r ok as well. Just need ur luv

juniorbachchan: look mom i’m famous!!!!! i have as many as 0 followers on twitter!! yay. :-)

shekharkapur: U guys all there? For sum reason my twitter a/c shows zero followers suddenly. U think I’ve been hacked?
shekharkapur: it suddenly felt lonely with ever1 gone! how did we get twitter dependent so soon ? I was excited to upload cannes pics

ShirishKunder: ZERO followers. Now I know how Amar Singh feels.

Minissha_Lamba: Today on twitter we are all EQUAL.. 0 followers and 0 following!!!

reddysameera: is twitter hacked or something??? i have 0 following /followers !!! its actually liberating. we all on neutral. i like!
reddysameera: guys i am getting every tweet so we are all still here! what are
numbers anyway? sachinT Junior B, u me we all the same!thats a good thing!:)

sanjaysuri: arre oh kalia...kitne aadmi the...sarkar 3 laakh....aur ab...sarkar shunya......bahut na insaafi hai :):)

Riteishd: A big hello to zero followers

geneliad: Zero friends n followers.. Huh.. Wats happenin.. neway good nite tweeps, c ya tomorrw

kenghosh: I just love this hacker! All 4.6 mill followers of ashton kutcher are following me.

First Published: May 12, 2010 09:46 IST

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