In light of the recent focus on Trump's history of abuse of women and the ongoing harassment of women on Twitter, I decided to build a service that made it easier to amplify women's voices on Twitter. While 69 percent of my followers are men, only 31 percent are women. I can't change that overnight. However, I can build a service that helps me discover and follow more prominent women and share their ideas.
Twixxr is designed to help you populate your Twitter account with more women and broaden the thoughts, ideas and community you're exposed to on Twitter.
I built this initial Twixxr service over a few long days of work. It runs on the Yii Framework which I write about for Envato Tuts+. If you're a PHP programmer, I encourage you to check it out. You can learn more about me at my website or follow me on Twitter.
Here are the media articles where I collected the majority of accounts from. The remainder were gathered via word of mouth and some prominent Twitter personality's accounts.
If you would like to remove yourself from our list, please tweet "@twixxr remove" and we'll take care of it.
In order to add friends to your Twitter account, we require what's called read/write access. However, Twixxr will NEVER post any status updates to your account. We purely use this access to follow accounts. You can Revoke Access of Twixxr to your account at any time.
To suggest female accounts for our database, please tweet their account screen names to us i.e. tweet "@twixxr add " and we'll review them. Suggestions from women already in our list will take precedent.