Cleaning up social media accounts … – Robert Scoble’s Augment Your Life

Cleaning up social media accounts … – Robert Scoble’s Augment Your Life

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These days I’ve been cleansing up my social media accounts.

I’ve been chewing by way of a number of duties on Twitter these days and thought I’d share what I’m doing and see you probably have some other recommendation.

1. I’ve been unfollowing accounts that haven’t posted previously three months with Why? As a result of the less accounts you comply with on Twitter the better all of it is to handle into lists, which is my subsequent process. Additionally, some folks have a look at the ratio between accounts you’re following and who’s following you as if that means one thing deeper like true recognition. I don’t care about that, however I’m a listing fanatic and I’m about to construct some new ones on synthetic intelligence so needed to begin with simply accounts which are lively. Up to now I’ve eliminated about 5,000 accounts — all by hand clicking one-by-one as a result of Twitter doesn’t let third-party apps have a “delete all” button anymore.

2. I’m blocking faux followers. These are followers that don’t do something. They by no means tweet. They not often have a profile photograph. They not often have any followers of their very own. Why block? As a result of they mess up stats that you just would possibly present advertisers about how engaged your viewers is. Additionally, potential advertisers have a look at these to see how “actual” your follower numbers are and you probably have too excessive a proportion of faux ones they maintain it towards you. I’m utilizing to do this work. Up to now I’ve blocked 13,500 faux accounts from following me (out of about 500,000 folks following me). By the way in which, I’ve by no means purchased followers. These are sometimes bots designed to comply with a number of folks, which can be utilized for nefarious functions (IE, advertising and marketing or electing folks like Trump).

three. On Fb I removed a bunch of teams that folks had subscribed me to (I discover that the less teams I belong to, the higher my feed will get).

four. On Fb I’m going by way of 1,000 good friend requests one-by-one to both add as good friend or delete the request (which requires me to really open their profile up and see if there’s something on their final 20 posts that I care about).

One factor I actually recognize about Twitter is that Twitter makes it lots simpler to do these chores than, say, Fb or LinkedIn do. I want I had these instruments on Fb as properly (I’d like to delete all mates who haven’t posted for 3 months, for example).

Anyway, that is the form of work influencers must do behind the scenes to maintain their companies and social media accounts wholesome.

Do you do something alongside these traces to maintain your accounts clear? Let me know at and I’ll publish any nice suggestions.


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