James Mayes

Twitter follower analysis

In Social Media, Twitter on June 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Been a while since my last post – busy like you wouldn’t believe.  Anyhow, I was introduced today to a service which thoroughly warrants a brief post (thanks to @eggboxrobin for bringing this one to my attention).

Have you noticed how some Twitter accounts change over time?  Maybe they started with interesting dialogue, but have fallen into the bad habits of just constant retweets or links. Maybe they used to be active and you haven’t noticed they’ve gone dormant?  I’d wondered about it, but never had the time to analyse.

TwitCleaner has just solved that problem.  Sign in and the free service will analyse those you’re following, breaking them out into groups like “little original content” or “don’t interact with anyone”. It’s initial pass on those I’m following suggests roughly 30% are garbage.

Of course, it’s not perfect and there are some I follow for good reasons which “look” like bad Tweeters – but it’s a great place to spend a very small amount of time cleaning up your Twitterstream.

  1. Both @LouiseTriance and I tried this today, and apparently we’re clean, but a whole load of follows we have are hollow and pointless. It’s probably a good thing, because I just couldn’t read tweets from so many other people.

    Your blog has also prompted me to write a follow up post of myself at http://wp.me/pPAVC-9r

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