TwitterFriends aim is to build a topographical map, of sorts, for you to find a hidden network of Twitter users that you have not uncovered yet. So from the beginning:
No password required! You can access most feature without submitting your Twitter password. If you do not need the “inactive users” or “friends currently online” functions, just ignore the login form.
Once you enter your username (or anyones for that matter) it starts loading data. I used myself as usual. It took less than a minute to bring up people I replied to and people that replied to me as the default, of many views. From there the list gets long. The list of tabs across the top includes:
- online (requires login for that)
It gives a pretty good breakdown on your tweeting habits, followed by a graph of the same information as shown here:
The overlap is interesting to see also in terms of the amount of data you have coming in versus what you send out to your followers. This may be a key in why you don’t have as many as you wish. Or, you might just like to be the voyeur.
The tab for outgoing replies shows a wheel of who you reply to and then cross references that with who they reply to. This is a recent outgoing net snapshot. There is also an incoming net display. (UPDATE: you can click and node/name and it reorganizes the graph, wow) Quite impressive to see as shown here:
I wil let you explore more as there is tons of information. I great tool.
UPDATE: Another tip, if you do log in at the top of the page, more tabs give information. My current favorite is the Inactive tab that shows who last posted of those you follow. I great way to trim your list from time to time.