Hashable personalizes online introductions

Oct. 13, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Hashable personalizes online introductions
(TIM SHI/The Stanford Daily)

There’s been a lot of buzz in the Twitter realm over the past few days about the new service, Hashable (@hashable), that’s looking to change the way we make introductions.

To make an introduction, simply tweet at the two people you wish to introduce and add #intro @hashable. Hashable instantly generates introductory tweets to get the two people talking and follows up several days later to make sure the connection happened. Introductions can be made just as easily through email by going to Hashable’s site and linking your gmail/hotmail/etc address book to quickly search through your contacts.

Once your acquaintances/friends/business partners have been introduced, they can simply tweet out hashtags describing the introductions like #coffee #drinks so that users can keep track of how everyone is meeting up. Additionally, the site features a leaderboard system, awarding points to users for each introduction they make to encourage addictive use of the service.

I got into the beta today just by following @hashable. If you want an invite let me know @timothyshi… I’ll #invite and #intro you to Hashable.

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