Hashable: Tracking Personal & Professional Social Interactions

Hashable in Beta

Only a few hours ago, Mashable rolled out the carpet to a new startup aiming to simplify and track personal and professional social interactions: Hashable.

As we understood it, Hashable links your social media accounts through hashtags. “It helps you document real-world connections with friends and professional contacts by using hashtags to describe interactions. Hashable tracks actions, connections, salutations, props and any other type of hashtag you can dream up.” ~ Mashable

Some Features of Hashable:

  • A Hashable user can introduce any two Twitter users or e-mail contacts using the “Make an #intro” feature. Hashable publicly (or privately) notifies both parties via Twitter or e-mail and follows up to verify a connection was made.
  • The “Post a connection” feature lets you specify a hashtag and the e-mail addresses or Twitter names of the people you have connected with offline. With this feature, you can use the system to quickly document all types of exchanges with hashtags such as #justmet, #meeting, #breakfast, #lunch, #dinner, #drinks, #coffee, #tennis and #thanks.
  • Hashable also supports Twitter and e-mail and will soon support iPhone-app connections. The service employs game mechanics to inspire user engagement, rewarding users with points in the form of “Hashcred” for making introductions and receiving connections; super users are highlighted on the “top connectors” leader boards.

Hashable’s ultimate aim is to create a new data set around person-to-person interactions.”

Things to Think About:

After reading this post on Mashable, 2 things came to mind:

  1. How come Mashable does not mind that Hashable sounds exactly like it in a way that is so confusing and annoying at the same time! To me, they sound like brother and sister: Hashable and Mashable.
  2. How come none of those who read the post on Mashable understood how Hashable really works?

Thank you for being good listeners (or readers in this case) :)

Looking forward to your comments, feedback and insights in the comment section below…

HOW TO: Maintain Your Social Media Presence after Quitting Your Job

One of the traditional problems that used to face employees back in the days was keeping the contacts they have met with, obtained as customers, managed and built relationships with during their days of service, after they have quit their job.

However, the tables have turned and the times have changed and now, the bigger question is: How do employees keep their social media contacts and presence after quitting their jobs?

Based on our experience in social media, we have a few tips and pointers for you that could answer the above question and further maintain the code of ethics you have towards your company:

Create, Simplify & Connect

1. Quality Vs. Quantity:

If you are a social media addict like me, you will develop a large follower/friend base in a short time. This will be great as long as you are working for your current company but will be confusing when you decide to quit! Look for quality followers: those who retweet your tweets, interact with you, recommend you and show real interest in what you do and who you are. After you have established that, you build strong ties with those chosen ones so they can be with you whichever account you transfer to later on.

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