To follow or not to follow, that is the question? Who wants to make this decision easier, can use the two web-applications “ManageFlitter” and “JustUnfollow“. These web-applications provide free information that helps Twitter-users to sort out fake, lazy and unfaithful contacts.
This free web-app gives Twitter-users an overview of the followers they have won and lost lately. Furthermore, the app helps the users to find out which of their contacts do not follow them yet and who of the people they follow have not tweeted for a while.
The “Copy followers”-function is also quite useful. Who uses it has a good chance to find interesting new profiles. This is how it works: You just have to enter the username of a twitter-hero in the search field. Just one click on “Show” and voila – all contacts who follow this person are shown and ranked from most to least relevant, too.
JustUnfollow also allows users to sort their contacts in a black- and whitelist. Unfortunatley, in the free version you can just spread about 50 contacts on these lists. Also interesting: With the “Friend check”-option it is possible to find out the relationships between two Twitter-accounts.
The free ManageFlitter provides almost the same core services as JustUnfollow. Though, it offers a more detailed differentiation of the people you follow. That means that your contacts are splitted in more categories, what makes it much easier to separate the better ones from the less good ones. Furthermore, it offers some additional services.
ManageFlitter does not only show inactive accounts and evil unfollowers. The web-app also finds out which of your contacts do not tweet in your mothertongue and which fake-IDs and accounts without profilephoto you are following. In addition to this, the programme generates lists that show which of your contacts tweet much or little and which of them follow more persons than follow them.
As I said before, ManageFlitter offers a lot more services you can use for free. One of these services is a professional account search. It allows you to define some criteria after that Twitter-accounts should be filtered. You can also “time” your tweets with the “PowerPost”-function, which means that you can give the web-app the task to publish your tweets at the perfect time. A diagram shows you when there is the most activity on Twitter in your home country and when your Twitter-heros are tweeting the most. It is also possible, however, to connect your Google+ to your Twitter account. If you do that, all of the posts you publish publicly on Google+, appear on Twitter half an hour later. Unfortunatly, it does not work the other way round yet.
By using these two web-apps systematically, you can build up a reliable information network quite fast and easily. Who just uses Twitter as a private person in his freetime, does not need more services than the free versions of the web-apps offer. Companies and people who have to tweet a lot in their job, however, should definitely think about buying a paid upgade for ManageFlitter (12 Dollars per month). This upgrade does not only extent the scope of the free services, it also provides some additional analysis-options. Everyone who has more accounts on Twitter and wants to sort out useless contacts regularly, should consider to take a paid account for JustUnfollow. It does not offer the same amout of services as ManageFlitter, but it is much cheaper.
author: Mario Rubenzer