If you don’t use Twitter, proceed at your own risk of boredom.
If you’ve used Twitter for a while, specifically the web interface, you may have noticed you followers count fluctuates without any rhyme or reason. Well wonder no more.
Or at least the last tweet before the unfollow, the assumption is that particular tweet may have caused the unfollow, e.g. it was offensive, disagreeable, boring. Signing up for Qwitter was oddly quiet and easy, just enter your handle and email. Quiet because it didn’t send any confirmation bacn or otherwise alert me that it was good to go.
Until last night when I got my first Qwitters.
Two people unfollowed after I tweeted “@oraclenerd no, but you could do that yourself, it’s not redistribution”.
That was in reply to his tweet asking if I knew anyone at MLB or NFL. As with most of Twitter, it was ad hoc communication, not content. Turns out I don’t know either of the people who unfollowed, one looked like a brand new tweeter.
I can sometimes tell from a person’s list of followers how he/she/it came to follow me, not so much with these two. Anyway, it’s a mildly useful service, depending on how much you care about unfollows. Like Summize, it fills fills a gap in Twitter’s functionality, one that may eventually attract an acquisition.
Incidentally, Qwitter is also the name of a Twitter-based service that helps you quit smoking. It’s a Twitterful world.