On Twitter, given a list of followers, is there a way to see indirect shared followers and group them based on the number of followers that follow said Twitter user.

For example,

  • My Followers: Abe, Bob, Cathy, Dave, Ed
    • Abe Followers: a001, a002, a003
    • Bob Followers: a001, b001, b002
    • Cathy Followers: a001, b001, c001
    • Dave Followers: a001, b001, c001, d001
    • Ed Followers: a001, b001, c001, d001, e001

Results of indirect shared followers:

  • a001 = Abe, Bob, Cathy, Dave, Ed (count 5)
  • b001 = Bob, Cathy, Dave, Ed (count 4)
  • c001 = Cathy, Dave, Ed (count 3)
  • d001 = Dave, Ed (count 2)

It is possible but not through Twitter UI. The solution would need programming and maybe a directed graph to keep track of the connections.

  • 1
    This is possible. I have done it. You will run into limits when the number of followers is large. Or if a popular account follows you. – mhoran_psprep May 2 '12 at 18:35
  • He didn't say it was impossible. He just said you couldn't do it through the UI that Twitter has. Through the API, yes, but not the UI. – Rebecca Dessonville May 2 '12 at 20:33

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