I’m pretty sure every Twitter user has wondered about a way to know when someone has stopped following you, there is a ton of people, spammers, and bots alike, who follow you at first and after you have followed them back they take you off their list, and of course Twitter’s extremely minimalistic system won’t tell you, all you’ll see is a drop in the number of followers, and the more you have the more difficult it is to go page by page to find the culprit.
Of course there are lots of other Twitter clients, but to be honest I don’t feel like using a whole new system just to find out who will unfollow me later on, that does not resolve the problem of knowing who has already stopped following you.
So, that’s where Your Twitter-Karma comes into play!
Basically, it’s a Flash application that fetches your friends and followers from Twitter when you click the “Whack!” button, then displays them for you, letting you quickly paginate through them. By default, the list contains all your friends and followers and is sorted by last update, showing those who most recently updated first. You can sort the list alphabetically either ascending or descending by Twitter ID. You can filter the list in several ways: only friends or only followers, all friends or all followers, and mutual friends.
Of course it’s not meant as a full Twitter client, I just used it yesterday and it’s really great, I was able to get rid of some people without spending a whole lot of time looking for them and comparing lists, or even register somewhere else, all you have to do to access it is use your Twitter username and password.
This kind of how the interface looks like:
Of course the actual version has boxes so you can select the number of people you want to follow/unfollow, so you don’t have to do it one by one.
Also, in the actual version the GREEN means you follow them and the RED that they follow you, so you pretty much look for the missing red arrows.
What this application will NOT do is tell you if somebody has just unfollowed you, so it’s a good idea to visit it as soon as you see weird changes in your number of followers.