Right now the greatest tool for Twitter – Twitter Karma – isn’t working.
The tool is a follower management system that requires access to user’s accounts through Twitter’s API. It accesses the account, displays all of a user’s followers, and the people following them. Then one has the ability to unfollow people who don’t follow them back, or scrape off followers that are unwanted, or just get a better idea of who is following you.
Twitter has been notified that the tool is being blocked, and frankly this kind of interruption happens a lot. Each time it happens, though, I have to wonder if Twitter is killing Twitter Karma in favor of some tool of their own. Managing followers is, after all, something every user should be able to do.
So if you have used this tool before and found it useful, please contact Twitter and ask them to fix the problem. Not just to get it up and running, but so they understand there’s a following of users who appreciate what it has to offer.