Twitter follower count not updating

It wouldn't be a bad idea, in theory, for Twitter to remove inactive users from their counts.

The company already highlights the active user metric whenever it wants to update us on how many people are on Twitter, and tends to hide the total number.

Lady Gaga and Barack Obama, two of Twitter's most-followed users, would both see their counts drop by 70%.How many people have certifiably seen it, clicked on it, followed a link?Some algorithm that measures your influence on Twitter, like a Klout score?The rough number of fakes in your following could be calculated at a glance.Active followers would become the default metric anyway — and if your total follower count is significantly larger, that would be socially embarrassing in itself. Secondly, a company that sees Apple as a mentor is not likely to want to clutter up its design with any more elements.

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