How to Force @justinbieber to Follow You on Twitter

How to Force Anyone to Follow You on Twitter

Follow this dead-simple guide to force any Twitter user—from Oprah to Kutcher—to follow you. No, seriously. (Updated)

I have no idea how a hole this large could be left in a service as popular as Twitter, nor do I understand why it hasn't been shut yet. What I do understand, though, is that Oprah is following me right now, and receiving my DMs. So anyway, here's how it works:

1. Open the Twitter web interface (I haven't been able to get it to work in the apps I've tried)
2. Tweet "accept username", as in "accept oprah"
How to Force Anyone to Follow You on Twitter
3. Wait a few seconds. You may get a server error, but that means it's worked.
4. Check your followers list
5. !!!

This command is either a remnant of a system that isn't in use anymore, or exposes something fundamental about the way Twitter works. (Typing "follow username" lets you follow someone, too.) Either way, ha, holy shit.