Christian Heilmann

⚡️GreaseMonkey script to show if a twitter user follows you or not

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 8:11 pm

As requested by Josh here’s a greasemonkey script that shows if a certain user follows you on twitter by adding a (follows you) to their name on their profile page.

It works – kinda. As there is no way to get a list of all the people a certain twitter user follows on one page (unless I missed something in the API - help please?) the script first checks if you are in the 30 first followers on the page (the thumbs) and if you are not it loads the “friends” page of a certain user and checks if you are in that page. This covers 60 cases, but not all. Oh well…

Source:


// UserScript
// @name Follower
// @namespace twittertools
// @description Shows in an obvious way if a certain twitter user is following you
// @include http://twitter.com/
// /UserScript

(function(){
if(document.getElementById(‘profile_link’)){
var you = document.getElementById(‘profile_link’).href.replace(/.*//,’‘);
var friends = document.getElementById(‘friends’);
var header = document.getElementsByTagName(‘h2’)[0];
var friends = document.getElementById(‘friends’);
if(friends.innerHTML.indexOf(‘/’+you)!==-1){
var side = document.getElementById(‘friends’);
var header = document.getElementsByTagName(‘h2’)[0];
header.innerHTML += ’ (follows you)’;
} else {
var url = window.location.href + ‘/friends’;
var isme = ‘http://twitter.com/’ + you;
GM_xmlhttpRequest({
method: ‘GET’,
url:url,
onload: function(responseDetails) {
if(responseDetails.responseText.indexOf(isme)!==-1){
header.innerHTML += ’ (follows you)’;
}

}
});
}

}
})();

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