This post is about how to get a simple list of Twitter Followers/Following that you can work with, using the data that’s already available for you – on your own browser. It’s a concept similar to how bookmarklets work, but this approach doesn’t involve installing anything on your machine.
- Use Chrome (it might work with other browsers, but haven’t checked);
- Go to the followers/following section and scroll all the way to the bottom so they’re all visible on the page;
- Right click the web page and choose “Inspect”;
- You’ll see something like what I’m showing here. Click on Console;
As a result, you get a newline-separated list of handles and names that can be easily copied, and then pasted into a text editor or spreadsheet. Handles and names are separated with tabs so you can easily separate the data into columns for filtering and/or sorting.
This seems to work fine today… but if the design of the page loaded by your browser changes, this will likely stop working.