Follow Sweeper

Twitter has a crazy rule that unless your follower:following ratio is over some super secret ratio then you can’t follow more than 2000 people. I was at that limit, so I was unable to follow new people. I knew that there were some Twitter accounts that I was following that were inactive, but there is no easy way to find which accounts were inactive, so Follow Sweeper was created.

Purpose: Create a list of Twitter accounts that I’m following that haven’t updated in 6 months.

Goal: Create an app that allows people to find and unfollow inactive Twitter accounts.

Plan: Create a Ruby app using the Twitter gem that works for me. Once I am happy with the app for me as a single user, figure out how to allow other users to use the app.


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