Twitter Karma - Compare real-time data before unfollow


During development of HQFollowBack we experienced that received data were not up-to-date increasingly over the last few weeks. Before you start unfollowing twitter accounts with Twitter Karma, be careful and compare real-time data at your Twitter account with the results of Twitter Karma, else you may unfollow hundreds of accounts that are already following you and you may get blocked by several Twitter users afterwards.

This is NOT a malfunction of Twitter Karma, but in fact caused by Twitter API.

Below find a short example as proof for this fact. Both screenshots were taken at the same time:

Twitter Karma - Delayed data caused by Twitter API

Twitter Karma - Delayed data caused by Twitter API


Twitter user Wulffy - Following and Followers in real-time

Twitter user Wulffy - Following and Followers in real-time


All followers are followed back, but Twitter API still delivers some that are not seem to be followed back.

Twitter API: 42,603 mutual friends
Real-time: 42,853 mutual friends

We love to use Twitter Karma as it is one of the best Twitter tools ever, but Twitter has urgently to improve the up-to-dateness of their data delivered through Twitter API, else almost all Twitter applications cannot perform efficiently.




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1 comments:

Daniel said...

I might use this point as the basis of my next blog because it is quite serious if your tweeting mad. if you are quite a tweeter you may need to know this.
some VERY helpfull infomation here. aand like you said tweet karma is an excellent tool if you keep on top of it like this.

Daniel