Dunbar

Dunbar is a tool to analyze the interaction you have with the people you follow on Twitter.

I was following way too many accounts. My Twitter feed was extremely noisy. The users I followed were tweeting too much and I realised that I was meaningfully interacting only with few of them.

This tool goes through my tweets and my favourites and it will keep track of how many time I interacted with each user I’m following.

It then produces a list sorted by the time I last interacted with an account. The idea is that, if I’ve never interacted with someone (or if the last interaction happened ages ago), there might be little value in following that user. Dunbar integrates with the Twitter API and can automatically unfollow accounts.

I wrote Dunbar as a Go program and I can run it either as a command line application or as a Cloud Function on Google Cloud Platform.