Qwitter Lets You Track Who’s Unfollowing You on Twitter

by Ron on June 21, 2010

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I don’t know about you, but I monitor my follower numbers on Twitter, and I’ve been confused as to why they sometimes fluctuate as they do–sometimes going up, other days dropping back. I’ve always suspected that some auto-follower software that generates follows, drops you a few days later if you don’t follow back.

Qwitter is a service that lets you see who’s leaving. It doesn’t tell you why, but I’ve seen patterns. If a person follows me, and they aren’t a blatant marketer, I will always follow back. If a business follows me, it depends on my interest. If I’m not interested, I ignore them.

It turns out that most of my “quitters” are indeed spammers (or close to that) using that automated follow/wait for follow back/drop if you don’t system. Frankly, I don’t care if they quit. Sure, I would like to have a large number of followers, but I would also like them to matter and care at least a bit about what I’m doing, not just as a trophy to inflate someone else’s follower’s list.

So check out Qwitter. Enter your Twitter user name and an email, and you’ll get a regular email showing you who’s left you. If you’re like me, you’ll find it’s rare to lose people you actually care about, and much more common to lose the robots. And good riddance to them.

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