Twitroduce allows you to introduce people to each other, tell you who recommended you to others and helps locate people for you to follow based on interests/keywords. You can start, without logging in, by twitroducing yourself. They do a good job by using the hastag and then a quick joke. Mine showed as:
I’d like to #twitroduce myself: I can eat chicken noodle soup with chopsticks!
You can also, without logging in, click to introduce a friend. It basically generates a tweet where you place the persons name and already has their hashtag in place. The real value is when you log into the site itself.
You start by using oAuth to log into Twitter. The dashboard screen is simply four bright colored buttons allowing you to introduce your friends, then yourself, see sent messages and finally received.
I went into the screen to introduce others and they have done a good job of making it very elementary. You choose:
- Who you wish to send the suggestion to. Either all followers or specific people.
- How you wish to sen the introduction. Either status update, direct message or both
- Edit the message
- Select the users you want to introduce. This area was a huge avatar grid of everyone you follow. So it could be quite long.
- I also found a button for you to manually type usernames in for someone you may not follow or if you don’t want to scroll around.
I did see one thing I hope they change. When selecting who to send the introduction to, it was alphabetical by what the person lists as their first and last name, not Twitter id. With no way to sort by that. Then the person you are actually introducing is a nice avatar sorted by Twitter name. A conflict for sure, since I also don’t always know the first and last name but know the Twitter id or avatar.