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Twitter Announces a Change That May Drop Your Follower Count!

Twitter has announced a change that may affect your follower count if you have any followers with locked (aka suspicious) accounts.

“Follower counts are a visible feature, and we want everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate,” a blog post on Twitter read on Wednesday (July 10). “Over the years, we’ve locked accounts when we detected sudden changes in account behavior. In these situations, we reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, we keep them locked with no ability to log in. This week, we’ll be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally. As a result, the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down.”

Twitter notes that most users will see a drop in about four or less followers. Accounts with larger followings may see “a more significant drop.”

To find out more, including which kinds of accounts are being deleted, head on over to Twitter. This change will be implemented this week.

Here's The Most-Liked & Retweeted Tweets of 2017

Twitter has released it’s annual list of most-liked and most-retweeted posts of 2017, and former President Barack Obama has a few mentions on the list.

His tweet in response to the terrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this year where a white supremacy rally took place got the most likes on Twitter in 2017.

The tweet is a quote from Nelson Mandela, and reads, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”

Here’s the most liked tweet of 2017, from former President Obama.

Click through the slideshow to see the list of most-retweeted tweets of the year…

Twitter Doubles Character Limit to 280 - Do You Like This Feature? Vote Now!

Twitter has upped its character limit from 140 to 280 and the social media app has begun rolling out the feature to select users!

“When people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters and actually have some to spare, we see more people tweeting,” Twitter said in a blog post.

Jack Dorsey, the CEO and co-founder of Twitter, wrote a tweet with the new extended length to explain the reasoning for the feature.

“This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thoughtful the team has been in solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet. And at the same time maintaining our brevity, speed, and essence!” he said.

So, we have to ask. What do you think of this new feature?!

Wendy's Nuggets Boy Beats Ellen for Most Retweets Ever

Carter Wilkerson, the kid who asked the world to retweet him on his quest to get free Wendy’s nuggets for a year, officially has the most retweeted tweet of all time!

The 16-year-old high school student from Nevada asked the fast food chain how many retweets his tweet would need to get in order to have free nuggets for a year. They told him 18 million.

When Ellen DeGeneres caught wind of his campaign, she brought Carter onto her show and tasked him with having people retweet her Oscars selfie tweet along with his nuggets tweet, so that she could retain her status of having the most retweeted tweet.

Well, now Carter has topped Ellen‘s tweet with over 3.45 million retweets!

Wendy’s has announced that Carter will get free chicken nuggets for a year even though he didn’t reach the 18 million mark. The company is also donating $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in honor of the milestone.

Vine Is Officially Shutting Down Today - Find Out How to Save Your Vines

Today is the last day you can download your Vines before they change the app!

After announcing in October that the four-year-old app would be shutting down, the company is officially transitioning to standalone app Vine Camera.

This means that the app will essentially be an extension of its parent company Twitter and although you will still be able to make looping six second videos, they can only be posted directly to Twitter or downloaded to your device.

Existing Vines are also said to be remaining on the app although once Vine Camera goes live, users will not be able to download their old Vines.

In order to download old Vines, head to your profile page on the app and click the “Save Videos” option. Users will have the option to send all of their Vines to their linked email account or download them to your device.

Users with questions about the process can check out Vine’s FAQ.