I did something that I’ve done before this weekend and I decided to mass unfollow everyone on Twitter – all 23,000 or so.
If you’d like to know why I decided to do this then you can head over to Michael Hyatt’s blog post about the same topic and read his justification for it – I agree with him word for word (and he dropped over 100k followers!).
Ok? Done? Great. This post’s purpose is pretty simple: To share the best mass unfollow tool for Twitter that I could find and the solution was quite simple: SocialOomph.com. Sure, it’s not a pretty website (at all) but it’s highly functional and that’s what you need anyways.
Here’s what I did:
1. Sign Up
This part is easy. Just sign up for the service (free version) and get in the system. The part that isn’t clear is where you can actually find the so-called “Wipe” feature:
Huh. Can’t find it? That’s because you need to try the “Professional Version”!
2. Use Your Free Professional Trial
This next part is easy. Just hit the “Try Professional for Free” button near the bottom. You’ll then get a counter for about a week of trial in your account:
After you sign up you’ll now see a new option.
3. Wipe All Friends
And here comes the fun part. Now, it goes without saying that you should consider your reasons of why you’re about to embark on this incredibly-easy journey of wiping all your followers – so take a deep breath and proceed if you’re ready:
And then just hit the “Go” button and you’ll just have to wait it out.
4. Wait For the Email
The next part is simply waiting for the notification in your email inbox that all has been completed and done. You’ll get something like this:
For those that are “numbers” people it took almost exactly 6 hours to unfollow 23,000 – do the math and that’s about 4,000 an hour.
5. Be on Your Merry Way!
Now the future is yours – you can do whatever you’d like. As for me I’ve decided to follow selectively family and close friends/business partners for now and then make use of that List Feature that Twitter has to help curate the rest.
Or, if you’ve been following me for some time now you’d know that I change my mind like the weather on these things – honestly, I just get bored really easily.
Hope that helps!
Now, let’s hope my Klout score goes up a bit. I honestly don’t care much about this metric in the least but I’m interested to see if it changes anything. Whatever. It’ll also be interesting to see how many followers I lose based on automatic bots and reciprocation scripts that require me to follow them. Again, whatever.