Actually, before yesterday, Twitter's friends_ids/followers_ids calls
were pretty close to being accurate.  Now, with this new fix, they are
totally off from what is displayed on  So, whatever "fix"
was made yesterday, has broken the accuracy of the count (where
accuracy == matching the number on

On Sep 5, 8:26 am, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:
> All the time. I have given up on expecting consistency between summary
> numbers and the actual detail data.
> Twitter has to do so much data replication for performance reasons, I
> think it's extremely tough to keep everything in sync.
> It's like the discrepancies in search results and site rankings
> between different Google data centers.
> Another summary number that messed up is the Direct Message count in
> the Twitter sidebar. If you delete a large number of DMs via the API,
> that number remains incorrect forever. My own has been showing 26 for
> 4 months now, and in that time I have never had more than 3 DMs in my
> Inbox. I've also seen some of the deleted DMs just "magically"
> reappear again.
> Dewald
> On Sep 5, 11:52 am, Rudifa <> wrote:
> > Hello
> > I am seeing right now (14:45 UTC) discrepancy between the list of my
> > followers as reported by my home page at (which is
> > correct) and the list reported by the API - which seems to be several
> > days old (it includes several followers that I blocked recently).
> > Is anyone else seeing this?

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