What Twitter App Shows Followers Not Following Me?

Profile picture of the author SandyHall by SandyHall Posted: 12/31/2008
Hi Everyone,

Actually, I think the thread title might be a bit confusing.

What I meant to say is:
I read about a Twitter application that shows all the
Twitterers that I AM following, plus it shows all those
people I'm following who ARE NOT following me back.

With a "Mass Stop Following" button to stop following the
people that I checkoff, who are not following me in return.

Does anyone know which Twitter related website has this application?

This will help me out a great deal.

Thanks guys,
Sandy
#app #followers #shows #twitter

  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
    Nathan Hangen
    You'd really stop following people that don't follow you?
  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Dana_W
    I sure as heck would. If they don't want to hear from me, it's not much of a social networking relationship there, is it?

    Twitter Karma USED to do what you are asking, Sandy, but I have found it to be very buggy and clunky of late.

    Peter Drew and I are working on software that would do this AND autounfollow after a certain number of days if someone does not follow you back. However it is not ready yet.

    The manual way to do it - if you look at your list of everyone that you are following...if you can not send them a direct message...they are not following you. Click REMOVE and that will un-follow them.

    Yes, it's tedious, I spend hours on it every week. There is also friendorfollow.com or lessfriends.com.
  • Profile picture of the author Nato Guajardo
    Nato Guajardo
    Kinda high schoolish isn't it? If you don't follow me I won't follow you.

    I follow whoever I find interesting and offers value.
  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Dana_W
    Twitter limits the number of people that you can follow. I am on Twitter to a large extent to market my services, although I do it by building relationships on there and giving away free info relevant to my field.

    But every person who does NOT follow me is taking up space that could be occupied by someone who might become a business contact or customer or even just a friend. If they never hear a thing I say, there isn't much point in my following them. That's just me. Everyone has their preferred style.
  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
    Nathan Hangen
    Originally Posted by Nato Guajardo View Post

    Kinda high schoolish isn't it? If you don't follow me I won't follow you.

    I follow whoever I find interesting and offers value.
    I agree completely, what that tells me is that people like this only join twitter to market to people. Nothing unethical about it I suppose, but I too follow people I find interesting and can learn from.
  • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
    SandyHall
    Originally Posted by nhangen View Post

    You'd really stop following people that don't follow you?
    Hi nhangen,

    Yes, there is a Twitter tactic for getting a lot of followers
    to your Twitter account very quickly.

    It involves following a lot of people in hopes of them
    following you in return.

    But Twitter has a stopgap at 2000 followers (people you're following),
    before you can get more people following you.

    Once you reach the 2000 mark of who you're following,
    Twitter will stop you from following others until you reach the magic
    number of 2000 people who you are following.

    Then that releases, and you can follow as many people as you can.

    I hope this answers your question. I'm not sure if I'm being clear enough.

    Sandy
  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
    Nathan Hangen
    Yes, I understand the tactic, and I almost wish that Twitter was invite only...it shouldn't be abused and the minute it gets out of hand it will probably disappear.
  • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
    SandyHall
    Originally Posted by nhangen View Post

    I agree completely, what that tells me is that people like this only join twitter to market to people. Nothing unethical about it I suppose, but I too follow people I find interesting and can learn from.
    I don't think you get the reasoning behind my Original Post.

    Twitter to me is definitely about making friends.
    But it is also a way of marketing to those friends.
    That's how my business operates.
    This is a fabulous listbuilding tool. "Money Is In The List"

    The people who do not follow me back will not receive my tweets.
    So, how can we have a back and forth friendship
    if they are not seeing my tweets?

    Does this make my thoughts any clearer?

    Sandy
  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
    Nathan Hangen
    I understand exactly what you are saying, I just don't happen to agree with it. I don't view Twitter as a marketing tool in that sense, I use Twitter to actually make partnerships and trade ideas. I follow people like Chris Brogan (he actually follows a lot of people), Scoble (doesn't follow me), guykawasaki, garyvee, etc.

    I guess you can use Twitter any way you like, but I just think that you are using it the wrong way. Twitter isn't about building a list...at least in my opinion.
  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    jjpmarketing
    Try this one Sandy.

    My Tweeple
  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Dana_W
    Twitter is like my online chamber of commerce. I go there, I hang out, I shoot the breeze, I pass along some useful information about how to write press releases and how to get them in the newspaper, I ask people what they're up to, I answer questions...and some people hire me to write for them as a result.

    In my view, people are abusing Twitter when they send out nothing but links to Clickbank products or even nothing but links to their own latest articles or posts - but then, I just unfollow those people, and so do most Twitter users.

    I don't see anything wrong with using Twitter for networking as long as it's done in a sociable, helpful way.
  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    jjpmarketing
    I disagree with the sentiment about posting about blog posts. IMO, I see twitter replacing RSS feeds. You can place a link to your post with a short synopsis (i think its called)... and users can click or not. Or would that be "twynopsis"?

    Now if that is the only thing you are posting then you aren't contributing very much to the twitter community. I tend to use the twitter search function to find people looking for answers to things I feel like tweeting about. I have helped quite a few people this way.

    LMAO. I once even helped this girl on how to get her diamond ear rings out of the drain. They went down the drain while she was taking a shower.

    I vary my tweets from blips to random thoughts to tweets about my blog posts. I don't think that is a bad thing. I don't have a problem with clickbank problems unless they are non stop tweets about clickbank products.

    So for those that are active on twitter, tweeting about blog posts is not a bad thing. But for those just using twitter for only that, it is the equivalent of spam.

    I get all kinds of traffic to my blog from Twitter. Some from my tweets, some from my profile page.
  • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
    BIG Mike
    Sandy,

    Try TweetyBot - The Hot New Windows Utility for Twitter - the newest feature we're coming out with will automatically unfollow people who do not reciprocate after the number of days you set.

    It's got a lot of cool features like scheduled auto-posting too

    Oh...it's free of course
  • Profile picture of the author Dixiebelle
    Dixiebelle
    Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

    Sandy,

    Try TweetyBot - The Hot New Windows Utility for Twitter - the newest feature we're coming out with will automatically unfollow people who do not reciprocate after the number of days you set.

    It's got a lot of cool features like scheduled auto-posting too

    Oh...it's free of course
    ************************************************** ********

    I love it Mike. When will the completed site be ready? Can't wait to use it.

    Dixie
  • Profile picture of the author SolomonHuey
    SolomonHuey
    Some people use twitter to expand their reach and market themselves. Others just want to use it to follow certain people.

    Personally, I only follow the people I'm interested in hearing from.

    No big deal either way.

    Solomon Huey
  • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
    SandyHall
    Originally Posted by SolomonHuey View Post

    Some people use twitter to expand their reach and market themselves.
    Others just want to use it to follow certain people.
    Personally, I only follow the people I'm interested in hearing from.
    No big deal either way.
    Solomon Huey
    Thanks Solomon,

    I am using Twitter for three main reasons.
    1. To find folks who are interesting to follow.
    2. To find folks who will be interested in following me.
    3. To integrate 1 and 2 above into my internet marketing agenda. (Without Spamming of course)

    There are so many people in our IM niche who are giving away
    fantastic ideas, resources, and tidbits of info, I feel like a kid in a candy store.

    Here's to your Twitter success,
    Sandy
  • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
    SandyHall
    Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

    Twitter limits the number of people that you can follow. I am on Twitter to a large extent to market my services, although I do it by building relationships on there and giving away free info relevant to my field.
    But every person who does NOT follow me is taking up space that could be occupied by someone who might become a business contact or customer or even just a friend. If they never hear a thing I say, there isn't much point in my following them. That's just me. Everyone has their preferred style.
    Thanks so much for this post Dana.

    My thoughts exactly. You just posted it first.

    Sandy
  • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
    Hackbridge
    Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

    Twitter limits the number of people that you can follow. I am on Twitter to a large extent to market my services, although I do it by building relationships on there and giving away free info relevant to my field.

    But every person who does NOT follow me is taking up space that could be occupied by someone who might become a business contact or customer or even just a friend. If they never hear a thing I say, there isn't much point in my following them. That's just me. Everyone has their preferred style.
    I agree Dana

    My two pennies worth

    Brian
  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
    Nathan Hangen
    Originally Posted by SandyHall View Post

    Thanks Solomon,

    I am using Twitter for three main reasons.
    1. To find folks who are interesting to follow.
    2. To find folks who will be interested in following me.
    3. To integrate 1 and 2 above into my internet marketing agenda. (Without Spamming of course)

    There are so many people in our IM niche who are giving away
    fantastic ideas, resources, and tidbits of info, I feel like a kid in a candy store.

    Here's to your Twitter success,
    Sandy
    Well here is my question then, if you follow one of these superstars and they don't follow back, are you going to drop them?
  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Dana_W
    Thanks, guys! Oh, and Twitter is a great driver of traffic - I have driven several hundred visitors to my blog in a day by posting a link to blog posts. I also only put the blog up in October and it's now a PR3, and I believe that's mostly from Twitter.

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