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 You can just #LockAndLeave it sitting with zero followers. All requests to follow will just be ignored. But no mater how you do it it’s very smart not to just deactivate, since in 30 days your account could be spoofed & all old @ replies will direct to the fake. 👍


@Pineywoozle Yeah I know, but I don't want to break embeds or regular links by locking. Also would break favorites and unsure what it does to retweets.

@jw Understood. Although at the rate he’s going it’s all gonna be broken soon anyway. I personally want as little useful stuff left there as possible, so it keeps nudging people to leave. I had my tweets & followers sent to me and when I’m done trying to drag people out of the dumpster fire I’m fine if I just leave a husk.

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