Sometimes You Just Want To Start Over!
There’s oodles of reasons why you may arrive at a point of wanting to start over on twitter without giving up the existing account.
It’s very easy to change your twitter ID without losing followers… but what about when you want to keep the ID but tell the followers sayonara… so long… goodbye?
I previously had a blog post about a tool called “Unfollow All” but Twitter in their infinite wisdom – through the use of the API tool – both broke that tool and banned other similar tools from gaining access to the system. They said such behavior was “unnatural”.
Frankly that sucks.
Recently I had the need for the ability to do this – again – and found myself on the hunt for a way to dump the follower list on one of my twitter accounts.
It turns out that TweetAdder, which is a tool I’d bought but abandoned in favor of TweetSpinner (before TweetSpinner made a bunch of changes), actually had the capabilities I needed as long as I was willing to let it run for a while (sure, no problem there!)
TweetAdder gets around the twitter rule by making sure that the unfollows are done over time, slowly but consistently, and plenty fast enough for me while using the defaults to not get my twitter account banned (a common problem with tools like TweetAdder).
The ability to whitelist or safelist to prevent unfollowing accounts you want to keep is really really powerful and one of the things that puts this ahead of former free tools.
TweetAdder is actually a “swiss army knife” of twitter management features (many of which are powerful enough to get you in trouble if misused) and used skillfully can give you a lot of extra tools to make your twitter life easier. Using TweetAdder to unfollow everyone on your twitter account is just one of its many uses!
Share it and give me a shout out and let me know what you think!
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