or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › Twitter for iOS not displaying mentions for some
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Twitter for iOS not displaying mentions for some

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
It was reported on Thursday that @mentions have not been showing up on both Twitter's official app for iOS, and more specifically for iPhone, and third party apps like Tweetbot.

The apparent bug in Twitter's service, first discovered by Favstar.fm, appears to be have affected how mentions are displayed, with some notifications being replaced by older retweets or not showing up at all.

Twitter Bug
Mentions seen in the third party app Tweetbot. | Source: Favstar.fm


Initial reports claimed the glitch was limited to Twitter's official iPhone app, however it seems the issue can be replicated in third party software as well.

Twitter Bug 2
Initial reports saw the glitch only in Twitter's official app.


From Favstar's blog post:

It turns out @Twitter for iPhone will sometimes not show a mention on their Connect -> Mentions tab. This seems to happen when an older mention has been retweeted by another user, which takes the place of the mention that should be there.


While the mentions are not being displayed correctly on iOS versions pulling from Twitter servers, the micro blogging company's web client has not been affected, possibly pointing to a bug in the service's API.
post #2 of 9

OMG

post #3 of 9
Twittergate!!!!!
"I'm way over my head when it comes to technical issues like this"
Gatorguy 5/31/13
Reply
"I'm way over my head when it comes to technical issues like this"
Gatorguy 5/31/13
Reply
post #4 of 9

They should get rid of the whole "@" thing completely.  Too many idiots use Twitter like a chat service to begin with.  Some people's entire stream consists of "@'s"

post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

They should get rid of the whole "@" thing completely.  Too many idiots use Twitter like a chat service to begin with.  Some people's entire stream consists of "@'s"

I have no issue with that.

My issues with mentions are when they don't track so you cant see the convo together and that no app seems to have it set up so when you 'read' a mention in your timeline it takes that unread number off your mentions.

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

Reply

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

Reply
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

Twittergate!!!!!

Don't make me slap you.
post #7 of 9
Hahaha, this is just Twitter being an ass again. Taking away API privileges. This makes me mad.

 

 


Tim Cook using Galaxy Tabs as frisbees

 

Reply

 

 


Tim Cook using Galaxy Tabs as frisbees

 

Reply
post #8 of 9

I've got no idea what an @ mention is, I've got Twitter with no idea how to use it, the feed just fills up with stuff.

Better than my Bose, better than my Skullcandy's, listening to Mozart through my LeBron James limited edition PowerBeats by Dre is almost as good as my Sennheisers.
Reply
Better than my Bose, better than my Skullcandy's, listening to Mozart through my LeBron James limited edition PowerBeats by Dre is almost as good as my Sennheisers.
Reply
post #9 of 9
Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post
OMG

 

I scroll down, this catches my eye, then your username, and then I lose it. 

 

All those calm, reserved responses to the issues of the past week and then BOOM, this joking overreaction to something even more meaningless than anything so far. Bravo, sir.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Discussion
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › Twitter for iOS not displaying mentions for some