OMG! Twitpocalypse! Twitter Loses Everyone's Followers!
Today around 12:30PM EST, a glitch on Twitter caused everyone's Following and Followers count to read zero. That's right. No one's following anyone and no one's being followed. Except, of course, that's no really true. We still see all our followers in the stream. And others report the same.
How did this happen? Earlier today, Gizmodo reported a method that would allow any Twitter user to force another to follow them simply by typing "accept" and the person's username. Shortly thereafter, all Twitter counts fell to zero. It would seem Twitter caught wind of the glitch and is now madly trying to apply a fix. Though, in doing so, they (we hope temporarily) have wiped out everyone's Follow and Follower count.
So yes. Today, social media has temporarily died. People are flipping out. It's the end of the world. And it's hilarious. Really, really hilarious.
UPDATE: Well, that was fun while it lasted. At around 2PM EST Follow and Follower counts were restored.