Some people like knowing when someone unfollows them on Twitter – personally I’d rather not know. Let’s face it, it can hurt a little knowing that someone disliked you (or what you said) enough to completely unfollow you. Can you take it? If so, here are a few tools that will keep you updated whenever you lose a Twitter follower.
This is one of the most popular services used for “catching Twitter quitters”. When someone unfollows you, you’ll get an email message letting you know who unfollowed you and what tweet you posted before they unfollowed you. It’s pretty simple to sign up; you’ll need to enter your Twitter username and email address.
Here you can find out which of your tweets made people unfollow you. All you’ll need to enter is your Twitter ID. TweetEffect will then “analyze your data” and give you a list of all the tweets that affected your follower count. Unfortunately, it doesn’t tell you who unfollowed you; you’ll just be able to see how many unfollowed you and when. You can also see when you gained followers and how many as well.
This is actually one of my favorite tools all around. They will send you daily email updates with with status updates, tweets, replies and such for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and your email accounts. These daily summaries are totally customizable, so you can pick which info you’d like to keep up with. One of the options for Twitter is to be able to see your “latest quitters”. Unfortunately, even though I chose not to have this included in mine, I can still see it (not sure why).
This is a very simple way to view your unfollower stats. You’ll need to enter your Twitter username after which you’ll be taken to your stats page. In order to view your stats though, you’ll need to be following Buddy on Twitter. If you’re not already following him, it will alert you to do so and then return to the site in a few days. Besides being able to view your stats, you’ll also get a DM on Twitter when someone unfollows you.
This service used to be called Twitterless and is another one where you have to follow them on Twitter first. The site says that after following them, you’ll receive a message with your first update in a couple of days. Basically, they’ll notify you on Twitter whenever someone unfollows you and let you know who it is. On the site, you can see a graph and chart of your follower history.
This is a Twitter account that have to follow and it will then DM you on Twitter whenever you lose a follower. They don’t have any settings or stats that you can view directly on a website, but that is said to be coming soon.
This tools is pretty much like Qwitter. You’ll need to enter your Twitter username and email to sign up for the service. After that, they’ll send you an email whenever you lose a follower with the person’s username and your last tweet before they unfollowed. The only unfortunate thing is that the site seems to be down for an “extended period”. It says that “you may still sign up for the service, but it won’t be active for some time”. Now why would you want to sign up if you can’t use it?
For those that do keep track of their lost followers, what tool do you use?