- How to stream ‘Power’ season 6, episode 8 5 Years Ago
- How to stream Steelers vs. Chargers on Sunday Night Football Saturday 7:20 PM
- Popular TikTok teens accused of pretending to be gay for clout Saturday 6:38 PM
- Scott Walker’s ‘$26 haircut’ dig at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backfires Saturday 4:46 PM
- Halle synagogue shooter allegedly posted manifesto on anime message board Saturday 4:06 PM
- How to stream Cowboys vs. Jets in NFL Week 6 Saturday 3:25 PM
- How to stream Rams vs. 49ers in NFL Week 6 action Saturday 3:05 PM
- Kamala Harris’ ‘lover’ says Jacob Wohl hired him off Craigslist Saturday 2:03 PM
- Korean hair salon dragged for turning straight hair into Afro-textured hair Saturday 1:00 PM
- How to stream Chiefs vs. Texans in NFL Week 6 Saturday 12:00 PM
- How to stream Seahawks vs. Browns in Week 6 NFL action Saturday 12:00 PM
- How to stream Eagles vs. Vikings in Week 6 Saturday 12:00 PM
- How to stream Saints vs. Jaguars in Week 6 Saturday 12:00 PM
- ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ gives closure to Jesse Pinkman and fans Saturday 11:55 AM
- Zedd ‘permanently banned’ from China after liking ‘South Park’ tweet Saturday 11:50 AM
Twindr uses Tinder’s interface to help you curate your Twitter feed
Just don’t swipe left on us.
At some point in your time on Twitter, you’ll likely find yourself following way too many people and your feed becoming overwhelmingly noisy. It’s time-consuming to go through and unfollow each unwanted account individually, both on Twitter’s mobile apps and on the Web.
After downloading Twindr, you have to give it permission to access your Twitter account. It will then display the accounts you follow one at a time, and you can swipe right to keep following or left to unfollow. The application goes through groups of about 15 people, including their avatar, bio, and latest tweets. When you’re all out of profiles to evaluate, you can tap to refresh.
When I tested it, I brought down the number of people I follow from 942 to 895 in a few short minutes. I follow a large number of people and am probably more active on Twitter than the average user, but I regularly curate my following list to keep the number under 1,000.
Photo by Twindr
Twindr was fast and easy to use, but there was a downside. Instead of randomizing the follower list, the app shows you the most recent accounts followed. Usually the accounts I most recently followed are ones I want to keep following, so I had to do a bit of right-swiping before I got to the accounts that haven’t tweeted in a while and the ones I followed for a specific purpose a long time ago.
Although the application uses the abhorrent Tinder portmanteau, it’s actually quite helpful for paring down the accounts you follow and freeing up some space to add new voices to your feed. Or you can use it to simply #UnfollowAMan.
Photo by Mike Cogh/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Selena Larson is a technology reporter based in San Francisco who writes about the intersection of technology and culture. Her work explores new technologies and the way they impact industries, human behavior, and security and privacy. Since leaving the Daily Dot, she's reported for CNN Money and done technical writing for cybersecurity firm Dragos.