Twitter is a platform that is really having a huge impact for many conferences and events. Twitter can help an event reach new audiences, expand their influence, and open up new markets. It is great to watch a conference that really makes an effort with Twitter and are rewarded in many ways including more butts in the seats.
After a while, even good Twitter accounts start to get a little stinky. Nothing over the top like a dead fish in your car trunk, more like a a musty house that has been locked up for a few weeks. You have to air them out and get rid of the cobwebs and ditch some of the people that you follow…
Why would you want to unfollow people? There are many reasons including:
- Some are not interesting to you anymore (career change, etc)
- Some have not been active for many months
- Some have become total psychos and are tweeting all day about vampires, serial killers, and the voices that they hear
Whatever the reason, it is your Twitter account and if they have to go, they have to go. To help you get them gone, let me introduce you to my little friend.
Just Unfollow is a great little app for Android and iOS (I use it on the iPhone) that helps you keep track of your followers and those you follow.
Here is the full feature list (from the publisher):
- Non-Followers – Find people you follow who do not follow you back
- Fans – Find people who follow you but you are not following them back
- Who Unfollowed Me – Find people who unfollowed you
- Who Followed Me – Find people who followed you
- Inactive Following – Find people who haven’t tweeted in the last 1,3,6 months
- All Following – Shows and allows you to unfollow everyone you currently follow
- Friend Check – Check your relationship with a particular twitter user
- Whitelist – When you do not want to unfollow someone, whitelist them. We’ll keep them safe!
- Blacklist – When you do not want to follow someone, blacklist them. We’ll not suggest them to you again!
- Copy Followers – Follow the followers of any other twitter account. Helps in finding and following interesting users
My primary reason to use Just Unfollow is to get rid of the people that go radio silent and are no longer active on Twitter. I go in and clean house about every six months or so. In fact, I just cleared out 300 people.
Check out some screenshots
The App itself is free and allows you to unfollow 25 people a day. Since I only worry about my one Twitter account, I ponied up $4.99 for a years subscription that allows me to unfollow an unlimited amount of people at a time and use all of the features.
Twitter is a great platform and even better when it isn’t so stinky.
Here you can check out their YouTube video… I am actually not sure if this video is really good or really, really, bad.. it could go either way.