Archive for October, 2016

Taking Back Twitter

October 12, 2016

My Twitter account has been unusable for years. According to Twitter, I joined in April of 2007 – closing in on 10 years ago. I really haven’t used it lately – other than watching Donald Trump’s train wreck of a Twitter feed. So, I’m starting over.

Here’s what my account looks like now in terms of accounts that I follow. More SPAM here than you can shake a stick at.

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Step One: Unfollow (using UnTweeps) any account that isn’t active. In looking through the UnTweeps results, it’s amazing to see how many accounts are inactive (and have been so for several years).

First step is completed. I just unfollowed more than 2,500 accounts that aren’t actively using Twitter.

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Next step is more time consuming. I need to spend some time in my feed unfollowing SPAMMY, irrelevant accounts, and stuff that I’m really not interested in.

I’m looking for guys like this dude below. Brainlessly return following all accounts was a really dumb move…

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I’m unfollowing personal trainers, gold traders, life coaches, wacky political types, inspirational speakers, search engine experts, people who talk about Jesus a lot, etc. How many online marketers are there in the world, anyway? Enough for this round – I’m taking a break. I’m now following < 2,000. My goal is to take my account down to ~500.

Update: Boom. I did it. Currently following 238 accounts. 4,462 accounts unfollowed. See below. Time to give Twitter another chance. I kept The Donald in my feed. It’s hard to look away from a train wreck.

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