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Follower Management

Fllwrs – you follower tracker service for Twitter @_fllwrs

Fllwrs provides you with a record of who follows and unfollows you each day on Twitter.  Have you ever wondered why your count goes up and down, even with the emails you get from Twitter (or the awesome Topify) showing who follows you?

Logging into the simple page takes you to oAuth page where I ended up highly disappointed:

We apologize, but it appears you have too many followers to use this service at this time.
Please come back again in the future when we expand the service to highly followed users.

So I logged in via one of the EverythingTwitter smaller test accounts only spammers seem to have found.  You then receive three checkboxes of settings:

  • follow @_fllwrs to get updates in your Twitter account (as expected)
  • post a tweet telling your friends about @_fllwrs (as expected)
  • automatically check followers daily and post a tweet with unfollowers (more on this one next)

Now I would like the service to check and maybe let me know time of day and after what tweet they left.  It helps give an indication as to what content might drive people away from your stream.  I do not want a broadcast list of shame going out to my other followers.

I did see a tiny link in the upper right for settings.  Clicking that simply rechecked all of the boxes instead of providing more choices.  I logged out.

I visited their Twitter page ( note the underscore for _fllwrs since the other was taken.).  They have over 34k followers showing people probably used the service and left the box checked.

While I think having a service showing times of unfollowing, having it tweet them out would not be a good choice.

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Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Fllwrs – you follower tracker service for Twitter @_fllwrs

  1. I’m not able to access fllwr account, I know why pls help me solve this problem Thank you.

    Posted by Est Shiela | September 9, 2013, 4:51 am
  2. I have been trying to read my UF for month and it is not woerking as before.My user name is Fico13 and I can not find a way to get rid of this application also.Please help.I have a BB9900

    Posted by Manuel Fco.Crespo Suria | October 15, 2012, 8:48 pm
  3. I can not obtain the unfollowers report as before.My password is caballo and I have a Blackberry 9900.Help me.I dont’know what else to do.

    Posted by Manuel Crespo Suria | September 17, 2012, 7:47 pm
  4. It’s not working!!

    Posted by Patrick Feenan | July 23, 2012, 8:08 am
  5. As of lately I am not lately able to access my fllwrs account from my PSP, and I was always able to before just recently. Please either fix the problem or tell me how to fix on my own. Thank you & good bye.

    Posted by Amber W. | May 1, 2011, 10:46 pm

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