There are times when I fire up my computer and look at my desktop in shame. Files, folders, and downloads end up just accumulating there and I do feel a little (well, a lot) badly about it. It’s no wonder that I can’t find anything when I look for it. I’ll spend some time when this mood hits moving files around until things are filed appropriately and often that means in cyberdeletion. There’s a real sense of satisfaction that comes after the process is complete.
There are times when I feel the same way about the people that I follow on Twitter. There are some less than contributing people that I’ve followed. For whatever reason, I’ve elected to follow them because they appeared interesting at the time, perhaps I had done a PD session and followed them to show how easy it is, or for a myriad of reasons. The fact remains that there’s a lot of dead wood. It seems that, for me, finding users is a great deal easier than unfollowing users.
Every now and again, I get the same feeling and start to work my way through that list but it can be a painfully slow process. I’m also typically going on a hunch when I make the decision to keep or delete.
But, now I have a solution. The web service ManageFlitter lends a really nice hand for the process. After logging in, it manages everyone and assigns a tag to them.