(I just refreshed and it’s gone back to zero now. But for one beautiful moment, I was following -1 people. You know what they say about computer science… there are only two hard problems: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.)

@aral Lol, the -1 is probably you _not_ following Jack, so basically the inverse of following him.🙃 😅


@boilingsteam Was at zero. Went into following tab. Saw there was still someone there. Clicked unfollow. Et voila :)

@aral Interesting, I wonder why this kind of bug has gone unnoticed till now.

@aral Aral, why are you being always *so negative*!?!!

@aral When more folks unfollow you we'll see what happens.

@evert I don’t understand how a decrease in my followers count would have an impact on my following count. Am I missing something?

@aral @evert I'm guessing that Twitter's algorithm also messes with the following number somehow. Either that or the code behind it is just badly written or multiple servers are failing to synchronize.

@aral It's the difference between "I just don't follow that guy" (neutral, 0) vs "I wouldn't follow him even at gunpoint!" (negative, -1).
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