In ~24 hours my Twitter account is going to stop following all accounts, will force-remove all of its followers, and keep a tool running to remove any new ones.

This will keep existing tweets up to preserve external links and allow other's retweets and favorites to remain. But mine will have a nice clean 0 for followers and following.

The tool I slapped together in an hour is at if you want to do the same, although admittedly its first production test will be tomorrow 🤞

@jw What's the idea behind removing followers? Will make it a lot harder for people to find you using migration tools…


@numist I'm effectively deleting the account without opening the handle to be stolen and without breaking access to past content. I'm okay with those who haven't migrated having to discover me organically again, or potentially just missing out on their follow. It's not a perfect system. Plus it ensures I'm not tempted to keep engaging there.

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