I can’t follow people: follow limits on Twitter

On my twitter on the last weekend suddenly my follow limits halted showing an error message in  browser when I try to perform an action.I doubted what is the real cause so I googled and reached at the Twitter help page and got the explanations and the reason behind the blocking of follow limits and realized that this has been blocked only for today.The reason is as follows.

Twitter has imposed reasonable limits to help prevent system and user abuse.If you hit a technical limit means it means you’ve exceeded one of these limits:1,000 updates per day,250 direct messages per day,150 API requests per hour,Follow limit also API Limits .Every user can follow 2000 people total. Once you’ve followed 2000 users, there are limits to the number of additional users you can follow: this limit is different for every user and is based on your ratio of followers to following. But in my case I just followed 20 people and twitter said the follow limits of mine on twitter exceeded today .

If I hit a limit, what should I do?

yeah,this is an important aspect.If you’ve reached a daily limit, wait 24 hours (or one hour for API requests) and you’ll be able to perform the action again.If you’ve reached a follow limit, you’ll need to wait until you have more followers before you can follow additional users. Follow limits are systematic. Support cannot remove follow limits.

Last word:

Why does Twitter have follow limits at all? Do twitter think I’m a spammer?Twitter thinks hitting a follow limit does not mean I am a spammer.These limits help twitter improve site performance and reliability and helps twitter to make it a nice place for everyone. Well I do not think so if it continue to do this and limit the followers then certainly one day it will loss its importance as this is the niche for which twitter is famous for . Other companies like Google with its Google buzz now opening arms and wants us to use it and it is now entirely up to users what to decide upon.Frankly I am bit confused.

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Sources & Citations:

Follow Limits and Best Practices help page  ,I can’t follow people: follow limits

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