Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Show Your Twitter Connections With #Hashable

Who are you connecting with online? Which of your thousand Twitter friends do you actually interact with most often? How strong is your relationship with those you follow and those who follow you back? These are the types of questions that #Hashable can answer.

What Is Hashable?
Hashable is a web-based service that allows you to showcase your meaningful Twitter connections or aid in the introduction of two people through the use of hashtags. The company, which launched Hashable in private beta June 2010, is the brain child of Michael Yavonditte, CEO and Founder.

How Does It Work?
Posting a connection or making introductions appears to be the two primary actions on Hashable. To initiate the process, users can begin by posting information directly on the web site or through Twitter. When using the Hashable web site to establish connections, I see the following:

Clicking on the Post tab, I see a form that allows me to post a connection or make an intro. In the example below, I start with the #with hashtag and then select @michaelrender from Twitter. There is also an option to enter a friends e-mail address.

When I hit the Preview button, I see a Twitter window with a beginning tweet. At this point, I have the option to share publicly on Hashable and/or on Twitter.

After clicking the Post Connection button, I am presented with a successful connection window. From this screen, I see that I have shared my connection with Michael Render II and earned 2 Hashcreds.

What Is A Hashcred?
As seen in the image above, users earn Hashcreds for using Hashable. A Hashcred is Hashable's name for points. By earning Hashcreds, users demonstrate their activity in connecting with people. The more Hashcreds, the higher one gets on the Leaderboards.

Overall, I think Hashable is interesting idea for connecting with people. Users can follow friends, both on Twitter and Hashable, and then connect with their friend's meaningful network. At the same time, it allows me to showcase those users I interact with most and introduce them to interesting people.

If you are interested in gaining access to Hashable while it is still in beta, leave me a comment below or shoot me a DM with your Twitter username.

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