Hey Rick, It's the second time in a week that someone brings up the autofollow/ unfollow question (see also: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/msg/b7b1dfbf6500ab83) and I would love to understand the "follow economy" once and for all.
First of all, you say that if someone is following you, you will follow back, but if they are not following, you will unfollow. If you are not yet following them, do you mean that you would block them? What is the use case for auto-following, and why would it be so important to unfollow users who do not follow back? Is there a cost? Are those users' tweets less interesting if they aren't following you? I mean, we can't all be followed by Justin Bieber! Personally, I'm over that... If one succeeds in building up an account that follows and is followed back by thousands of users - as seems to be the goal - does one ever actually visit the account? It can't possibly make any sense to access such an account via twitter.com. Are there tools that can render such an account usable or meaningful? Finally, why the pretense of following if one will never actually read the users' tweets? Does Twitter have in mind to adapt the system to this reality? This is not a rant, I sincerely want to know! On Sep 28, 4:34 pm, Rick Stuivenberg <rickstuivenb...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > > What are the oauth functions to check if somebody is following me or > not? I am currently making a script to check up if a user is following > me, and if so, following them back, and if not, unfollow the user. > > Can somebody give me a point in the direction what oauth functions I > need? > > btw; I am using twitteroauth. > > Rick -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk