Unfortunately, Twitter has been under attack for the last couple of weeks, and it has affected Twitter’s API as well. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users; read more at Wikipedia.
Since find2follow relies on Twitter’s API to find you new friends, we also have been affected. So if you find some people who you’re already friends with, this DDoS attack is probably the reason. find2follow has been designed not to present your current friends in your search result set.
The Twitter developers have been working hard to mitigate the problem, and we believe they will achieve this goal soon.
It’s become clear that real people wanna find real people. There’s already a lot of buzz around celebrities on Twitter, and it’s not hard to find really famous movie actors & actresses, basketball players, TV showmen, Web stars, singers, and politicians. Not to mention business and bot accounts.
Typically, one would be more interested in finding his or her neighbor, classmate, colleague, close friend or cousin. These people might be on Twitter and you don’t actually know that.
Therefore, we’ve put live a new feature called ‘search filters’, which is a collapsible panel underneath the textbox where you type your Twitter username in. This panel will group all filters that are meant to make your search results even more relevant to you.
Currently, there’s only one filter in there, called ‘less celebrities’. By checking it, find2follow will do its best to filter out famous people you may not be interested in. However, if you do wanna find the stars, that’s okay. All you need to do is uncheck this filter.
Please let us know how you like it. Thank you all for sending us feedback.