5 ways to clean up your Twitter stream

Get rid of spammers, unfollow inactive accounts, and track down interesting people with these easy tips.

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You might think, “Gee, what a snob,” but I’m not. At least, I hope not. A while back I decided to unfollow the spammers and other non-relevant follows so I could pay attention to people who have interests similar to mine.

Here’s how I nurture a relevant group of follows:

1. Get rid of spammers with TwitCleaner.

TwitCleaner is a phenomenal Twitter utility that allows you to quickly and accurately purge your spam follows. If you haven’t paid attention to who you follow, you will be shocked to see how many spammers have piled up.

2. Unfollow inactive accounts with Tweepi.

TwitCleaner doesn’t do a very good job of identifying folks who no longer tweet. To clean out this group, use Tweepi.

Tweepi is a little kludgy compared to TwitCleaner, but it allows you to sort your follows by the date of their last tweet. Why follow someone who last tweeted several months or a year ago? Again, this is pretty illuminating if you don’t pay much attention to who you follow.

3. Get rid of unfollowers with Tweepi.

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