I’ve always been a huge fan of Apple products. Why? Because of their simplicity.
It takes a lot of work to get something that clean yet still intuitive.
I’ve always believed that the reason we have computers is to make things simpler for us. We shouldn’t be burning our own cycles if we can get the machine to do it for us.
Now, I’m the first to admit that The Twit Cleaner is nowhere near that level of elegance yet, but it’s an iterative process, & a high goal. I’ll keep pushing towards that.
In the meantime, I’ve simplified the pricing.
Now, things are like this: All reports are free, as always. If you follow fewer than 2000 people, we’ll auto-unfollow whoever you want for free. If you follow more than 2000 people, it’s five bucks.
Yep, Five US Dollars ($5) to clean your list.
It’s hard to get cleaner & simpler than that.
[Edit: Ok, that pricing has been in place for a week or so, & some interesting things have happened. For example, I had two users in the space of half an hour, each with 60k+ lists. Given that creating a report for a list of that size involves downloading many gigabytes of data & 6-12 hours of processing, I started to think "Is it really worth doing all that work, for five measly bucks?" This is even more the case when not everybody that requests a report pays, of course.
Even a list that is 20,000 people basically takes ten times as long as a 2,000 list - due to getting the lists from Twitter, downloading the data, & running the analysis. There are no real economies of scale.
So, I've adjusted the pricing (again). I still like the $5 mark, & for most people, that'll still be it. For the whales though? Above 25k users is $10, & above 50k is $20. It's still not a hell of a lot, but I feel it's a better reflection of the costs & effort involved.
We'll see how long this pricing sticks for. Everything is a work in progress, & over time I'm sure things will settle down.]