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Posted by on Feb 21, 2010

What, another Twitter related thing? Yes indeed, but man, this is another great one.

The Twit Cleaner is an online program that will analyze every person you’re following and tell you things about them that you may not have been paying attention to. For instance, when it ran through mine, it told me who sends out only links and never engages with anyone, who sends mainly spam messages, who hasn’t been around for awhile, who’s not following you, and a couple other things.

Once you’re done, you have the chance to go through the list, determine who you want to keep following, and then, if you’re following fewer than 2,000 people, you can click the button and it will start unfollowing people. It’s careful not to unfollow everyone at once, as I guess it worries about triggering a Twitter reaction of some kind, but eventually it will eliminate all the folks you tell it to.

In my case, it highlighted 378 people I was following as actionable, and I decided to save fewer than 10 of those folks. So, at some point my follow number will be reduced by 368 folks, people who won’t even know I’ve dropped them since Twit Cleaner basically said they don’t interact with me anyway.

This is crucial, and it’s great. A major lament has been that social media hasn’t proven to be all that social, and you’ve seen me gripe about it often enough. The way Twitter had it set up, it would have taken me hours to go through my list and weed out many of these people. This is great, and I’m happy to share it with y’all.

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DeAnna Troupe:

This is really cool. I have to check this out!
.-= DeAnna Troupe´s last blog ..Today’s Marketing Tip-Pay attention to promotional opportunities =-.

February 21st, 2010 | 9:26 PM
Mitch:

I think you’ll like it DeAnna, based on things you’ve said in the past.

February 21st, 2010 | 11:49 PM

There are so many twitter tool available, I am using tweetdeck right now, well I will also check the twitcleaner.
.-= chandan´s last blog ..Advice and tips on work at home =-.

February 22nd, 2010 | 1:00 AM
Mitch:

Two totally different things, Chandan, as Twit Cleaner is a one and done program.

February 22nd, 2010 | 2:35 PM
Charleston:

Hi again Mitch,

If it’s alright can I know how to add a pic to my comment?

Just as in DeAnna Troupe comment, it has her pic up,I wanna add mine too lol

I tried browsing the web for info but to no avail.

Hope you can help if it’s ok
.-= Charleston´s last blog ..How To Know Your Full PC System and Temperature Information =-.

February 22nd, 2010 | 12:43 PM
Mitch:

Charleston, first check out this post on the subject, then follow the link to Gravatars and get started. 🙂

February 22nd, 2010 | 2:34 PM
Charleston:

Thanks, will look into it now 🙂
.-= Charleston´s last blog ..How To Know Your Full PC System and Temperature Information =-.

February 22nd, 2010 | 8:24 PM
Dennis Edell:

Very cool Mitch. Sweet feature of unfollowing a few at a time.
.-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..I am Unsubscribing From Your Blog – Again =-.

February 23rd, 2010 | 8:13 AM
Mitch:

Thanks Dennis; I like it also.

February 23rd, 2010 | 9:10 AM
jan geronimo:

I like Twit Cleaner: reports what it calls dodgy behavior – tweeting nothing but links as well as users who sell, sell, sell. Ahehehe. And it reports those who have been inactive for months!

But unfollowing in bulk requires a fee. And at that I beat a hasty retreat. Maybe when I earn a little from AdSense. Maybe then. 🙂
.-= jan geronimo´s last blog ..Here’s Why I Unfriended Darren Rowse in Facebook =-.

February 24th, 2010 | 10:32 AM
Mitch:

Ah Jan, you only pay a fee if you’re unfollowing more than 2,000 at a time in bulk. I didn’t have to worry about numbers like that; do you?

February 24th, 2010 | 11:02 AM
Rose:

Eek, I hope I remain on your list. 🙂 I’m off to check out the cleaner for myself. I’ll likely have a list of 10 when all is done as I don’t get a lot of interaction via Twitter. lol
.-= Rose´s last blog ..Ladybag Pocket Urinal for Women =-.

February 25th, 2010 | 10:51 PM
Mitch:

You’re social on Twitter as well, Rose, so you’re safe. And it’s not always interaction with you; I think we just like to know that people will be social sometimes, whether it’s with us or not.

February 26th, 2010 | 12:08 AM

Sorry to resurrect this comments thread, just tried this out and it’s awesome, thanks a lot for sharing it.

November 27th, 2010 | 5:46 AM
Mitch:

Glad it worked for you, Gabriele; I use it all the time.

November 27th, 2010 | 10:21 AM
Val:

Even though I don’t use Twitter, I love the idea of a Twit Cleaner. If only that could be used in ‘real life’! 😉

July 10th, 2011 | 10:23 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

Val, we don’t need it in real life because it’s easy to get away from people that irritate us lol

July 10th, 2011 | 4:51 PM

Thanks for sharing this tool. It helps 🙂

September 12th, 2011 | 8:13 PM

I had never heard of this so I just decided to check it out. How long does it take to generate a report? I tell you, you come up with some of the coolest things that opens up my social media mind just a little bit more. Thanks!

September 15th, 2011 | 6:55 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Bev, the first time it can take a long while; after that, if you’re gotten rid of a lot of people, it won’t take as long. By now I’m sure you’ve gotten your first report and you’re probably in shock. lol

September 15th, 2011 | 11:18 PM