Introducing Gunfollow, the Twitter hitman

The Twitter community has a very positive feel to it. This is in part because unfollowing other users is easy, and unless the people being unfollowed have special tools in place, they’ll never know.

But sometimes, simply unfollowing someone is just not enough. That’s why there’s now, the Twitter hitman. You can “hire” Gunfollow to unfollow and block a user. It’ll be quick an painless, and you can choose a message that gets delivered to the “victim”. If you prefer, this message can be delivered anonymously.

I had the basic idea for this website at six in the morning last Friday. I tweeted about it a few hours later, and @BruceJillis offered to help out. Working in our spare time only, we had a working prototype two days later, and now, after less than a week, the initial version is ready for you to try.

So, if you’re following someone who deserves to be unfollowed “with a vengeance”, give Gunfollow a try. You won’t regret it, but your victim will…

Roy | August 26, 2010 | ideas,Internet | Comments (5)
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  1. Thanks to make unfollowing pain free 😛

    Comment by Shekhar Sahu — August 28, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

  2. Actually, the aim was to add in a little pain, just not for you ;).

    Comment by Roy — September 1, 2010 @ 8:54 am

  3. Hehe very nice! But I bet that most of the spam users wont read the goodbye message 😀

    Comment by Giorgio — October 25, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

  4. nice one, im sure this tool will going to conveniently help me.

    Comment by Winziph — October 27, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

  5. Gunfollow has all my friends laughing. They hate getting unfollowed by me but they love the message; its classic! Very simple app and it works wonders. Great post.

    Comment by Brad — June 30, 2011 @ 12:28 pm