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semi-automated tool for finding relevant Twitter accounts?

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  1. seemly

    seemly Well-Known Member

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    I have been making a little script to help me find twitter profiles that are related to my industry, thus adding value to my feed by posting interesting links, etc.

    This also provides the added benefit of increasing your outreach and awareness on the platform = more followers.

    This script allows you to;

    • Semi-automate the following or unfollowing of users.
    • Search profile bios for single or comma-separated keywords
    • Follow all profiles on the page, or only the profiles whose bio match the search term(s) provided
    • Define an amount of profiles you would like to (un)follow in one search
    • Test mode - allowing you to run a search, which highlights matching profiles but does not action a (un)follow. This allows you to manually follow a highlighted profile

    If you feel this tool could be of interest to you or you want to find out more, please comment on this thread and I will give more details where I can.

    I am willing to share this tool with a select few people who I feel wont abuse it aggressively.

    It has only been made for use within google chrome, from within web tools (copy/paste).

    It has only been tested by one other person, but they have been pleased with it's progress and its usefulness.
     
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  3. philiporchard United Kingdom

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    Hi,

    Sounds interesting.

    I'd certainly be interested in taking a look.

    Cheers.
     
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    I'd also be interested in this. :)
     
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    I would be interested in having a look at this.
     
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    For those that have received more info;

    This tool works best when you go to a user profile of someone you already follow and load up their "following" list/page. Use this tool there.

    You will find relevant accounts easier to come by.

    Also, try to limit the amount of actions (follows/unfollows) you process per search to a sensible number (<50). For no other reason than to respect twitters resource usage.
     
  7. seemly

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    Feedback provided within this thread would also be appreciated
     
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    Sounds interesting :) wouldn't mind a look!
     
  9. seemly

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    PM sent, murph.
     
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    In the message log, would be great if the url was the target handle url.

    Does it automatically follow, or just create the list for you?
     
  11. seemly

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    It will automatically follow if not in test mode.
    I personally like using the test mode before blindly/automatically following any profiles.

    The message log links are used mainly when in test mode and for the ability to scroll to that users profile card to manually verify/check that user before following.
     
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    I'd rather see a list of accounts with all ticked, then untick the ones I don't like, then hit follow?
     
  13. seemly

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    I appreciate the feedback, but I think I may have misrepresented myself if it was assumed that the script was open to feature requests.

    This was more of a share with the small community type tool to find and report bugs rather than for new feature requests.

    I have taken a lot from the acorn community over the years and wanted to repay something and hoped others would find this script useful.
     
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    Just putting it out there, not expecting anything :)
     
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    Thanks to Martin for the feedback.

    I didn't receive feedback from anyone else, so I guess this tool isn't as useful to other people as it has proven to be for myself and people in my closer circles that have reaped benefits from it.
     
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