I’m testing out JustUnfollow, a new Twitter app from Twi5. The idea is simple – sign in to Twitter via OAuth and a list of people pops up that you follow on Twitter but don’t follow you back. If that makes you angry and insecure, you can then unfollow some or all of those people.
I ran it through my @arrington Twitter account and a few dozen people popped up. Top of list was TechCrunch employee David Diaz. Mocking ensued, and frankly I was hurt that someone on Team TechCrunch had decided I wasn’t worthy of a follow.
But there’s a problem. @davidjamesdiaz does follow me, as do many of the other people on the list.
We’ve notified Twi5 of the error. So go ahead and try this if you want to, but until they fix it, don’t start any unnecessary fights until you double check the results.
Check out FriendOrFollow as well, although the success rate may not be much better – the results for both apps are likely determined by Twitter.
Created in 2006, Twitter is a global real-time communications platform with 400 million monthly visitors to twitter.com, more than 200 million monthly active users around the world. We see a billion tweets every 2.5 days on every conceivable topic. World leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations and entertainment outlets are among the millions of active Twitter accounts through which users can truly get the pulse of the planet.
Twi5 strives to be the one stop place for users searching for twitter apps. Everyday new applications are being developed using the twitter API and Twi5 strives to get all cool twitter applications under one roof.
JustUnfollow is a simple twitter app for unfollowing twitter users who do not follow you. It’s a non spammy app and is not meant for bulk unfollowing (which is against twitter’s TOS). This app is for those who want to selectively unfollow certain users. JustUnfollow uses twitter oAuth for authentication. Once authorized, you can choose which twitter users to unfollow.
FriendOrFollow.com is a Twitter application that shows the user who they are following that’s not following them back, who’s following them that they’re not following back, and their reciprocal followers.