This is a pretty popular service. I use it to see who is following me that I may have missed; to unfollow inactive and nonfollower accounts; and the best feature is the content dashboard that allows me to schedule quality news, memes and updates of my own. It's one of the best tools I've come across for this feature, because it's based on my key topics and I can remove content sources. I imagine Twitter is trying to maintain security which has to do with all that API blahbityblah. But it seems for all these big brands, Google included, more of a way to eliminate the little guys and take over the innovative services they provide. Some developer apps get bought by the larger platforms buy, like Twitter bought Tweetdeck, Facebook bought IG and LinkedIn bought Slideshare. However way more just get blocked out.
It used to be called JustUnfollow, but then Twitter shut down all those types of apps by changing their rules and api. They seem to have been freezing accounts that do mass unfollowing, which is kind of a good thing imho. Now Crowdfire boasts 10 million users as "a favourite amongst Social Media Managers all over the world!" This is just one of the many reasons I advise against paying for most Social Media apps and services.
It will be interesting to see this play out.
Let's discuss it. Leave your comments or questions below. Does this affect you? What workarounds have you found?
We'll talk more about this and solutions for you, on the next #AITM.