I’ve written on this subject a number of different times (See bottom of post for all of the various links on this matter!) However what I am going to share here has been not a secret per se, I just never got around to SHARING how to do it, as I was busy actually USING it as a tool! OMG, right?!
Disclaimer: The following tool is FREE for 1000 Unfollows PER DAY. It cannot be used for Following FOR FREE. Which is why I manually follow back using the twitter.com Webpage. It’s monotonous and slow as hell, but it is what I do! But at least there is an answer to the unfollow!
BEGIN THE MASS UNFOLLOW ON THE TWITTER! :)
It all starts with logging in to the ManageFlitter Website.
These three steps run so inline it’s so simple! Click “Start” choose to “Connect to Twitter” which sets up an Auth against your acct with creds, and then it pulls in the database of who you are following and who is following you. VERY SIMPLE. Basically mindless.
Then it provides a list of various categories. If you want to unfollow people NOT following you, then simply select that category (defaulted) and go and CHECK the boxes of people you want to unfollow. Wow, it’s that simple! Then simple choose “Unfollow selected” and you’re DONE!
BUT WAIT! THERE’s MORE!!!
Twitter “Rules” dictate that they cannot give you a “Check all boxes” option or else this would be so much easier. But in the effort of CHEATING, I advise you download a tool like “CheckFox” which will allow you to Check ALL of the boxes on the webpage [Up to 100 per page] and mass-unfollow those 100.
Then simply rinse-repeat and go from page to page to page until you’ve either unfollowed everyone you want to, or you’ve hit your 1000 limit for the day.
Either way, this has MASSIVELY cut what it takes to unfollow. Yay, right? But it’s not limited to who isn’t following you. You can choose people who’ve NEVER tweeted if you want, or who have no profile picture, or are TOO Active or INACTIVE. (I’d fall into the “Too Active” category! ;)
There isn’t a whole lot more to add to this. It’s clear, succinct, and straight forward :) If you know of OTHER tools like this which are as easy and free, mention it! And if you have follow-back tools, mention them! I’ve stopped looking!