This weekend I published an early release of a dashboard that makes it easy to search your followers on Twitter.
Upto 5,000 followers are initially fetched when you first access the MyFollowers: Search feature.
For popular Twitter accounts with more than 5,000 followers, remaining followers are added by a backend service near real-time.
In terms of how long this takes, if you have an account with 10,000 followers, the remaining 5,000 will be processed in about 20-30 minutes.
My Followers: Search
You can try this new feature out using the development site here. Once you’re logged in access the MyFollowers section then select Search:
The first time you access this screen it will take a minute or so to fetch and process your initial 5,000 followers. Please be patient!
You can then use the dashboard to search your existing followers with the following fields:
- Description / bio
You can also sort the results by the following columns:
- Follower count
- Following count
For example, here we can see me searching for “developers in the UK” then sorting by the number of followers:
This is just the first iteration of this screen with plans for extended features. Some of the initial use cases for this include:
- Audience analysis
These are just some ideas and you’ve probably got your own.
Contact me if there are additional features you think this could benefit from or if you have further questions.
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