provide a report on who unfollows
I'd like to be able to see who stopped following us.
There are several followers/following managers out there with great tools for managing Twitter contacts. It would be great to have those capabilities inside HootSuite: People I follow who don't follow me, People who have unfollowed me (and when), People I have unfollowed (and when).
List who has when unfollowed my Twitter-account over time.
Now the report on followers shows the number of growth (new followers -/- dropouts). I would like to see the dropouts and new seperate.
This may be something to consider when we add additional report modules.
It will be very useful in order to avoid the use of other tools, simply adding a stream.
Asher Bond commented
This is a useful suggestion. There are a number of stand alone apps that do this (and seem to be having scalability issues which may indicate demand for this feature perhaps and perhaps not just me who wants it).. and so it would be a convenient thing to see in the contacts menus. The algorithm involves keeping a cache of currenty followers and making a diff comparison. (seems simple, right? This time I actually mean it.) An even simpler thing to show is "Who's not following back." .. you can probably guess the algorithm of diffs.
As a side note I also think there is an actual bug where the Twitter API limits the amount of calls a user can make and HootSuite contacts page shows "You have already unfollowed this user" when it the dialog should maybe have more of a "You have reached Twitter's API limit of X api calls per <interval>" tone (even if that's not the dedication to outside detail the UX teams et al have commited to).
Kim Verweij commented
that would be really nice! That's someting i miss in hootsuite.