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Follower Management, Location services, Search Tools

Foller.me – get all the info on the person before following them

Foller.me has one of the easiest welcome pages imaginable.  See the logo above?  That is it outside of a small entry box where you type a Twitter id (a Twitter id is no longer just a person, but that is another post).  What you get back is outstanding in a clean interface after it reads your last 200 tweets and 500 followers.

At the top is some very light images of others that were requested, just so you might roll your mouse over them and take a look.  But then the information begins.  I ran myself as normal.  I got the bio information first.  Followers, following, location, etc etc.  How many tweets.  All of that.  The basics as you would imagine.

Next up was a listing of recent topics, not hashtags, but topics themselves.  A great way to see more than the hashtag listings.  If you select any recent topic listed it then uses Twitter search on that keyword to get you more results from the public stream.

As each section is collapsible to save screen real estate, the next section down is hashtags.  It quickly gives a listing of all the recent hashtags.  As you would expect, the larger the word the more frequently used.

Next  up is recent mentions, meaning who that person has replied to or mentioned in their tweets.  it is a good indicator of who that person interacts with.  Each name is a link which then takes you to their Foller.Me profile, brilliant for keeping you not only on the site but also gives you the most information.

The last section currently only looks at 500 followers of that Twitter id, but it lays the followers across a Google mashup showing where they are and even gives some text on the bottom.  Meaning of the 500 it scanned for me, there was 221 different locations with 14 invalid ones (meaning the person did not list a true or real city or place).  You can click on any icon to get the name and location of the person.

NOTE: I think I forgot to mention the bookmarklet they have so you do not have to visit the site each and every time.  A great time saver


About IdoNotes

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.


2 thoughts on “Foller.me – get all the info on the person before following them

  1. Looks cool to me! I’ve been looking for sites that offers free tool for Twitterfolks. This one’s pretty handy.

    Posted by Liane | June 24, 2009, 4:15 am

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