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Twitroduce – introduction service for Twitter

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.


About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.



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