Who are you connecting? What promises to be the next generation way to connect people with synergy, former Quigo entrepreneur Michael Yavonditte launched #Hashable.com. Hashable, according to Techcrunch’s Erick Schonfeld, “lets you introduce any two people via Twitter or email, and then follows up to see whether those intros were successful.”
How’s it work with Twitter?
Simply include the Twitter handles of the two people you want to introduce as well as @hashable, and the hashtag “#intro.”
If I want to introduce maverick wine industry veteran winemaker Cathy Corison to innerarchitect.com CEO Susan Hanshaw I would:
- You tweet: “@CathyCorison meet @SusanHanshaw I think you both have common interests and synergy #intro cc @hashable”
- Hashable would tweet to both parties with a link to their Icebreaker page with bio information for both people and fast way to reply on Twitter
How’s it work with email?
- Send email: email both parties and Ccing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Private introductions: email both parties and CC email@example.com
The real fun begins as you accrue points for each introduction you make. The more people you introduce “successfully the more HashCred you get.” HashCred is a point system that rewards you for particular actions that lead to a successful introduction. Hashable will provide incentives and rewards like Foursquare but with a true altruistic intention.
For more information watch Michael’s interview on Techcrunch TV.