3 Great online tools to clean up your Twitter account

If you are using Twitter a lot you might be following a lot of people who are not really active. Sometimes these accounts are far too many and it can be a bit of a problem to keep track. Having 2000 people follow you on Twitter and following 2000 people in return is a little lame. Some accounts are robotic and others tweet too much to basically spam your timeline.

I decided to do clean up some cobwebs from the list of people I follow on Twitter and found three different services which were quite useful. So I thought why not share them with you!

#1. Friend or Follow

  • Friend or Follow actually is a wonderful tool to take a few seconds and find out how many people you follow do not follow you back.
  • You can filter these accounts too which means you can exclude verified accounts from showing up. 🙂
  • The best part is does show you a list of people you follow and they don’t follow you back based on last tweet or the age of the account. I guess if someone is Tweeting once in 6 months you might not really want to follow that person.

#2. Manage Flitter

  • ManageFlitter is another tool that allows you to clean up your account. I used it and found it very useful as it has more relevant information than Friend or Follow.
  • It shows up friend who dont follow you but also based on other behaviour like how quite is a particular account. It also simply shows inactive accounts you might be following all banded togeather.
  • All we need to do is select the accounts you want and unfollow them from Managerflitter itself. 🙂

#3. TwitCleaner

  • TwitCleaner promises to clean up the garbage on your Twitter account. It gives a decent view on certain followers who do not follow you back.
  • Some of these stats are interesting as you can see in the image above it shows the number of people who have had no activity over a whole month.
  • This is one of the few tools that also highlights Twitter accounts who are repetitive or only tweet links. 😉

Hope you enjoyed these three tools to make sure you are not following irrelevant accounts.

You might also like reading up on 5 great apps for Twitter.

Do you follow too many irrelevant accounts? Do let us know about your views through your comments.


venkat July 11, 2010

You can also add Twitchuck and TweetBlocker to above three

Sahil Malhan July 12, 2010

Nice collection adi, i prefer using Manage Flitter! Basically i’m here to Congratulate u on completing 400 posts! 😉
Keep Rocking! 🙂

Aditya Kane July 12, 2010

Oh yeah, did not realize I hit 400. Thanks 😀