I spent the last week compiling a list of 5,178 indie hacker profiles with Twitter accounts, then filtering the data in separate lists on Twitter.
I'm very new to Twitter & IH. I only set up my Twitter profile at the beginning of August. I try and provide value in my tweets, but still, Twitter is an incredibly lonely place when you're just getting started (I currently only have 50 followers).
However, I noticed my engagement increased when I engaged with similar people of a similar follower count. Therefore, I set about making a list of people to interact with regularly.
In doing so, I felt the data and lists would probably be useful to other indie hackers. So here we are.
Once I compiled the IH data, I built a script to loop through each user and gather relevant Twitter/tweet data.
The full data includes:
Using this information, I built another script to sort Twitter users into different lists worth following on Twitter.
Here's a screenshot of the script:
Firstly, to ensure a baseline level of quality, I whittled down the initial 5,178 users into 2,085 users by filtering for:
After this, I filtered the data into four separate lists.
I also created a smaller list for fun, called "Under Valued Indie Makers," which filtered for:
The lists can be found on Twitter here:
Obviously, these lists and filters are entirely arbitrary. I was unsure of how best to break up the list.
Also, the data is not perfect. There are probably a lot of indie hackers with products that aren't registered on IH.
I am open to suggestions of how better to sort the data and create new lists. Like for example, using tweet ratios and tweet engagement as indicators. If you are interested in this, please let me know.
If you are interested in accessing the Google Sheets of all 5,128 indie hackers & the raw data:
(FYI, you'll need to follow me first so I can DM you)
P.s. The Twitter data was gathered 3 days ago, so the last tweet date will be three days old.
Let me know if you have any comments, ideas, suggestions, or feedback!