I have been playing with TweetEffect this morning which is a new twitter application that tells you which tweets helped you gain and lose followers. I find this app rather egotistical and I think you could over analyse yourself after reading it.
You insert your Twitter username and it then processes your tweets and brings back a list of your tweets in chronological order. If they are highlighted in green you gained followers and if they are highlighted in red you lost them.
Tweeteffect describes itself in the following manner:
Simply enter your twitter name and we analyze your 200 latest updates and flag those up that made people follow or leave you.
Of course there are more factors that make people come or go, but it is an interesting indicator about the effect your tweet might have had on the world.
you could call it a hack to try out some of the Twitter API functionality mixed with free Yahoo and Google services. Maybe this will go places, maybe it won’t.
I think this is a nice little app that could be useful if you were using lots of Twitter accounts and you needed to why your followers were leaving. However, I would advise all users of this twitter tool to be thick skinned and use it as an indicator but not as gospel. Personally, I don’t unfollow people based on one tweet it tends to be when that person has tweeted too many salesy messages or tweets far far too much. If you want advice on how to tweet properly here are our beginners tips and our post on why people don’t follow you on Twitter.
What do you think of Tweeteffect?