all posts

What is TFF Ratio?

Published to Blog on 11 Feb 2008

You may have read something about "TFF Ratio" by now on Twitter or in our Live Messenger status messages. If you have not been playing along I'll let you in on the joke.

TFF Ratio = Twitter Folloer-Friend Ratio. It all started with this post by fellow Telligenti, Dave Donaldson. When I first read it I took it as a personal challenge. I immediately acquired the domain name TFFRatio.com, and setup this parody on the home page, and then added an anonymous comment to Dave's post. It didn't take too long for him to figure out who the culprit was, but along the way he accused some others before finding out it was my doing. We got a pretty good laugh out of it.

The next night I went about actually making the site work and I put a little prototype in place. Sometime over the weekend I cleaned it up a bit. Now there is a real working TFFRatio.com that you can use to check your Twitter Follower-Friend Ratio (and the ratio for your friends as well) to see how Twitter-Popular you are.

I'm not sure what comes next, but I'm thinking of adding a web service so people can proudly display their TFF Ratio in other places. It would be pretty cool to build things like Graffiti Widgets and Community Server add-ons that show your TFF Ratio.

BTW, Dave said that if I didn't add multiple links to his site and the original post and add all the trademark, copyright, and patent information that he would sue the living daylights out of me. He's also demanding that I give him 50% of any profits I make from the site. I'll show him - I won't make any profits!! ha ha ha ... wait... oh well, it's ad free for now.

Help me show Dave D that we won't stand for his bullying tactics. If you like the site, Digg it, review it on StumbleUpon, etc.


Dan Hounshell
Web geek, nerd, amateur maker. Likes: apis, node, mobile, motorcycles, watches, food, Nashville, Savannah, Cincinnati and family. Dislikes: mean people
Dan Hounshell on Twitter


  • On 11 Feb 2008 Dave Donaldson said:

    TFFRatio.com

  • On 17 Mar 2008 Digging My Blog - Dan Hounshell said:

    Over the last two weeks I've written about the beginnings of TFFRatio.com and some updates that have

  • On 5 Oct 2008 Dave Donaldson said:

    I told you it would happen . Mad props to Digger Dan for having the mojo to take the dare and make the TFF Ratio come to life . It's been a lifelong dream to have one of my own ideas on Digg ; I get all choked up just thinking about it. OK, not really