My Twitter Purge is On

I’ve been following over 700 people on Twitter and even though I’ve set up ways to filter and sort them, it’s just too many for me. So I’ve begun a purge.

First round was easy – If I don’t recognize you and can’t remember why I follow you AND you don’t have your name and location filled out on your bio, you’re unfollowed. Out! I found about 200 like that.

The way I see it is if I can’t remember you, and you can’t tell me who you are, why am I following you? And yes, I’m doing this organically, not with the help of bots or services.

I’m deciding on my next round of criteria. What would you suggest?

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  • kevindonahue

    A red flag for me is still the number of following vs number of followers. If someone is following 700 but has 6 followers, that's a flag for me.

  • kevindonahue

    Rob – please delete this comment, but I wanted to pass along some code for your custom.css so as to scale disqus so it doesn't run into your sidebar.

    .custom #disqus_thread { padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 10px; }

    You can (of course) adjust the padding as needed.

  • orangejack

    I agree about the ratio being slanted in that direction, not the other way. But I can't find an easy way to see my connections and the ratio easily. Do you know of a tool to do it well?

  • kevindonahue

    They've removed it (obviously) from the sidebar profile views. This tool is effective, but… no api that I'm aware of so it's all manual. Yuck. http://tffratio.com/Default.aspx

  • orangejack

    I looked at that one but it's for one person at a time. I'd like to see one
    where you can see a chart with username, following, followers for everyone,
    not just an individual. http://tweetsum.com/ is close, but not working for
    me right now

  • I agree about the ratio being slanted in that direction, not the other way. But I can't find an easy way to see my connections and the ratio easily. Do you know of a tool to do it well?

  • kevindonahue

    They've removed it (obviously) from the sidebar profile views. This tool is effective, but… no api that I'm aware of so it's all manual. Yuck. http://tffratio.com/Default.aspx

  • I looked at that one but it's for one person at a time. I'd like to see one
    where you can see a chart with username, following, followers for everyone,
    not just an individual. http://tweetsum.com/ is close, but not working for
    me right now