Twitter allows you to see who users are following, but for whatever reason, doesn’t allow you to see who is following users. This is lame, and I’m not sure what the thought process is behind it. But there’s a neat little Google search hack I came up with today that you can use to see just who’s following any given user. I’m pretty sure that this won’t give you an exact count, but it’s close enough.
just plug the following into your friendly Google search engine:
*username* “with_friends” site:twitter.com
The results will not only give you a nice list of who’s following that person, but a link to each of their Twitter pages.
So, for example. To see a list of who’s following Barack Obama, you would use the following search: