Twitter’s an awesome tool, and depending on how you choose to use it, you use different tools to manage and maintain it. For my @Symbianguru and other ‘work’ accounts, I often simply re-follow nearly everyone and anyone, so as not to miss anything. However, for my personal @rcadden account, I’m much more picky on who I follow and who I don’t follow.
One thing that I find lacking is the ability to really investigate other users before deciding to follow/unfollow them. Of course I can see their profile, and that makes a big difference already, as I can see if they took the time to design their profile, or fill out various fields. I can also see how many followers they have, or how many people they follow.
However, one thing I can’t see, currently, is a breakdown of their actual USAGE of Twitter. This matters because when I follow them, their updates will show up in my feed, possibly junking it up. Thus, I would like to see a breakdown of their average daily updates, in a few different arenas.
First off, I’d like to see, on average, how many tweets they post per day. Within that, I’d like to know what percentage of their tweets contain a link, or what percentage are retweets of someone else’s tweets. Do they ever re-post the same tweet multiple times throughout the day? To my knowledge, there isn’t any service that currently offers this type of analytics.
Do you know of a service that offers this? If not, do you think this would be a valuable service? I’d like to be able to login once a week (or even get an email) and see who added me this week, as well as the previously mentioned statistics on that person, so that I can manage things better on a week-to-week basis.