Last week I migrated my email accounts from Outlook to Gmail, taking a great deal of time to not only label every email I have ever received but also to give it a pretty colour too.
This week I have turned to Twitter with the goal of spring cleaning and properly managing who I follow and who follows me.
- Find out which followers I am following who are not following back.
- Find out who I am following who is not active on Twitter anymore.
- Receive notifications about people who stop following me. (Not advised if you’re the sensitive type)
I have a found a few great little apps that have helped with this process.
Who Unfollowed Me is a free and very cool web app that can be easily bookmarked on your phone, iPad or PC. By entering your username and password you can easily see who has unfollowed you recently and then gives you the option to unfollow them.
You can also check followers that you are following and that aren’t following you back. It’s a simple but extremely effective app.
Unfollow is an Apple app (free) that shows you which followers have not posted anything on twitter for 1 week, 1 month, 3 months or 6 months. You can then easily unfollow them by clicking on their icon.
You can load up to 100 people at a time and can batch unfollow too. It can be quite interesting seeing some old faces who you used to communicate with who have long given Twitter the big heave-ho.
Followorks, in the App Store ($1.99), is a fun app that shows who you are following but who are not following back. It also displays who is following you but you’re not following. It then allows you to follow or unfollow at the touch of a button.
The useful thing about this app is that you can have two accounts logged in at the same time unlike who.unfollowed.me where you have to sign out and sign in to switch accounts. Also you can unfollow directly from the app rather than being redirected to their Twitter profile page.
I have also downloaded and looked at Entfolgt ($1.99) which shows your unfollowers but I don’t think the interface or capabilities are as good as who.unfollowed.me so for me there is no reason to change.
I have to (rather embarrassingly) admit that this was quite fun organising both accounts. Now I am following the people I want to follow, am following back some interesting people who I didnt realise were following me and have spring cleaned a bunch of people who have left Twitter.
Have I missed any apps? And is organising the likes of Twitter and Gmail sometimes just as fun as using actually using them themselves?
EDIT [16th Jan 2011]:
This now makes this my favourite Twitter follower manager app.
Well worth checking out.