Monthly Archives: June 2009

Twitter App For Who’s Following You

Want a Twitter app to see who’s following you and who isn’t?

It’s called Friend Or Follow and it is 100% USEFUL.

(unlike other Twitter apps…!)

  • Friend Or Follow has shown me which of my Followers I’m not following back/ which of the people I follow aren’t following me.
  • Friend Or Follow can tell me this info via an Excel spreadsheet I can download to my computer.
  • Friend Or Follow can sort out all the Followers and Friends by Username/ Name/ Location/ Followers/ Following/ Last Tweet/ Account Age –via dropdown menu

Let’s go!

So I go to their web address, http://friendorfollow.com and this page displays. I typed in my Twitter name:

Of course after I hit the Submit button, it takes me to the following page below. Notice it resembles like a mini version of my Twitter profile, complete with my customized background wallpaper:

So a couple things to notice…

  1. At the top is my name, SuperMunk, with a little round symbol next to it.
  2. Click on my name>takes you to my Twitter profile.
  3. Click on round symbol>takes you to my blog (I put down my blog name for a web address on my Twitter profile)
  4. It contains the following tabs: Following, Fans, Friends
  5. The Following tab is the one that automatically displays. Notice it says supermunk‘s following these 60 people, but they’re not following supermunk back. These are the folks you follow but they’re not following you.
  6. Notice below that, it says Export as CSV.

So let’s click on the next tab, Fans. Fans are the people who follow you but you have no plans to follow them. Please note the dropdown menu and spreadsheet link I mentioned.

And when I try to Export that spreadsheet file,

It downloads to my computer no problem. And this is what that file looks like when I open it:

Notice I highlighted the two columns, Followers_Count and Friends_Count. It’s helpful in helping me determine which followers to befriend and which to nix.

It gives you some very important info, like when those accounts where created, bios, location, etc. For business purposes, these vitals are pure demographic gold!

You can find out more details on each Fan (or Follower) just by rolling the cursor over any given profile. Just like I did below:

See? I highlited so you can see which person I clicked over, someone by the name Grisanti. And you can see their stats in a mini-window like you see here.

And the Friends tab:

Friends, are the people you follow that follow you back.

Now, you can get a Featured Profile by forking over some ca$h, as shown in the window below:

The Featured Profiles get shown in an animated banner that stretches across, like that ErikJHeels you see above.

So if you click on that right-hand side mini link, FeaturedSponsors.com, you get the window below:

But I haven’t tried it so if you do, you gotta tell me!

Bottom line: This Twitter app is GOLD for digging thru mines of wasteful spammers and separating them from the real Followers!

Pros: You can do this in your regular Twitter account, but you’ll be sifting thru Twitter’s long lists clicking on each and every single Follower and waiting for those pages to refresh so you can read their stats and hope to God that Twitter doesn’t crash in the meantime, or hope other API features deter you.

Friend Or Follow helps you see who you want to keep before you log into your Twitter profile and start deleting.

Cons: I only wish I could do the deleting right from Friend Or Follow. Oh well. Will be looking for updates in the future.

Enjoy. I gotta go delete some spammer’s asses right now!

How I Divide My Time 2

For better, for worse, here it is:

Slow progress
Slow progress

You see what is transgressing here? Focused on actual drawings, I have! Been very hands-on lately. In fact, you can see my work at this address: www.twitter.com/strongvillage

An unfortunate side effect  of the overuse of the right brain results in serious bouts of depression. Yep, preeeetty sure I sound like I know what I’m talking about. Paging Dr. House, I think I’m onto something here!

For me, it comes & goes in waves. Hideous excrutiatingly annoying waves of whose amped-up backlash bitch-slaps me HARD, thus impeding any and all progress.

This past Monday I slept 13hrs. if that means anything.

I try reading or watching comedies on tv or online, just to trick my brain into positive healing. Sometimes it works. Sometimes.

I’m spiritual so I also try to meditate or engage in prayer. Sometimes it helps. Sometimes.

Us creative types need constant stimuli in a similar vein, which is why you always see artists packed into covens and on the extreme side of things, loners who rebuke all manner of social obligations. Fact is, we need to be amongst others that help influence our creative endeavors.

You have no idea how easy it is to fall off the creative wagon, so to speak. I’ve had several years go by where I just haven’t done one single creative thing, because that light inside of me has been shut off. To get that mojo flowing again is really freaking hard! So living in solidarity right now is not helping me in any way whatsoever.

And being hit with depression is another stumper. Both of these in combination eradicates all ambitions.

So it becomes difficult to just ‘snap out of it’.

I could be in the middle of making some detailed drawings. I could be watching tv, snacking on some edamame and all of a sudden, WHAM! It’s like my mood sinks to the floor. It’s a digusting physical feeling of plaguing melancholy. It feels so damn REVOLTING. So bad, that I actually considered taking some of Mami’s pharmaceuticals.

Kinda hard to get work done when your body shuts down on ya!

And it’s gotten so much worse in recent years. Of course trying and FAILing, and falling down the bottom of the barrel over & over again really doesn’t help!  *Note to self: I gotta cut that shit out!

Having family to talk to I suppose helps, but we grew up without any family around us, and nearest relatives are about 1,000 miles away, so! No family to talk to.

Now usually normal healthy people have friends who’ll come over and cheer them up. I have no such lifeline; they’re all residing in the city and it would take a disaster of Katrina proportions to get their collective assess out here for a visit.

I have more social interaction with Twitter pals just to give you an idea of how pathetic it all is.

Anyhoo, I’d like to clarify right now if there’s any misconceptions here.

  1. The ‘being poor thang’ doesn’t really faze me since I’ve always been in fact, poor. Got a good handle on ghetto-living, I do!
  2. The not-having-a-boyfriend thing isn’t that big a deal for me since logistically there’s no time to devote to a relationship at this point.
  3. And the not-having-ca$h thing I’ve gotten used to since, hmm, puberty? Never been materialistic either. I’m not one of these girls who gets their nails done every 2 wks. or has to, JUST HAS TO, go shopping! Or go out and be seen. There’s nowhere to go and nothing to do anyways. Hell, I don’t even know where to hang out out here. I don’t know anyone out here either so, fuck it.

I can in fact, deal with the failure and sometimes the loneliness, but not the depression.

It holds me hostage and I have to wait it out.

And wait, and wait, and wait some more. Until it passes. Much like a hurricane.

The body shuts down- I barely come out of the room if only to drink some tea. I guess I’m admitting my depression for the very first time in my life and not to family & friends. To my own damn self.

I feel it’s imperative to discuss my low points in order to paint the whole picture of my rise to the top. Very few times you hear the ugly side of the early days coming from keynote motivational speakers. But now you know. No one’s perfect in this world and I will never try to give any readers that impression. This is, my major obstacle that I currently navigate around.

So if it looks like I’m slacking off or you see a great void between posts, now you know. Everyone wants their heroes to be infallible but, truthfully I’m just another human being trying to survive. And watch the latest ep. of True Blood. Cheers for now.

SuperMunk MySpace

Yes I have one. Well two really. Gonna delete one and move all friends over to the other one, which you can see a screenshot of below:

Feel free to friend me. Just don’t send me invites and crap.