Gulliver Gagged! they followed hundreds of people per day and thousands per week

did they cause the Activity stream meltdown?

some accounts would follow everyone who posted in any discussion and more...

the accounts would typically be following thousands of other accounts...

... the following was posted on every other account's activity...

Does Duolingo have to check when each these accounts to view their activity streams?

How did the liliputians tie Gulliver?

April 19, 2017



Goliath story


of how even

the big and mighty

can be brought down

by somebody small

April 19, 2017

many some bodies!

April 19, 2017

could be everybody

April 19, 2017

you know...

those random accounts

that would follow you

every day if you

looked at their stream

it was full of following

it would fill your own stream

maybe hundreds of them were

to you connected

by following randomly

April 19, 2017

Welcome to the world of the bot

April 19, 2017

Every message you made

was posted on their

activity stream but

it was not to be read

they had moved on.

April 19, 2017

When you follow the 100th person, one fell out of your activity stream. They stayed on your list, but you didn't get the notifications. So no, it made no difference.

April 19, 2017

Darn. Well, that was my best theory.

April 19, 2017
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