New York, NY (Vocus) April 23, 2010
New Website, Twiends.com , is an intuitive discovery tool and community-building platform that helps users to grow their Twitter audience and reach. Founded by Dave Sumter in 2009, Twiends operates under the belief that the Twitter-sphere is quickly becoming the most valuable of social networks and that using innovative ways to branch out and increase followers on the site is paramount. As consumers and brands continue to flock to Twitter, the need for community development thrives—and the hundreds of new users joining Twiends on a daily basis are an indication that the competition to be seen and heard is on the rise.
Twiends is based on a credit and incentive system. The more credits that you have, the more exposure that you receive on the site, and the more exposure that you receive on the site, the more likely you are to be followed on Twitter. Your credits are then offered as an incentive to your potential followers. There is no need to purchase credits to participate in the Twiends experience, Twiends will still provide introductions for you (for free), but clearly credits equal exposure, and exposure is the goal.
As a Twiends member you can choose either a single lump credit purchase or a weekly subscription, meaning more credits in your account every day, "for less than the price of a coffee," as Twiends operators like to say. Once you purchase your credits you can then set the amount that followers will receive if they choose to follow you and you're up and running. To put it simply, the credits bring the followers to you.
On top of facilitating the introductions between potential followers, Twiends has done everything they can to make the credit transaction experience worthwhile. They've even categorized and highlighted member relationships through the use of helpful icons. If you are seeking out followers with shared interests, look for a flag icon, this designates shared interests. Serious Twitterers who have already purchased credits through Twiends are considered VIP's and are designated as so with a star icon. If you are a VIP and want to seek out other VIP's, all you need to do is look for the star. All people from the same country are highlighted to each other with a globe icon. Say you're looking to follow the Twitter trifecta, a VIP in your own country with the same interests as you. Twiends helps you do that, you simply look for people shaded a deeper color; these people share multiple relationships with you. Check out their profile and if you like the person, follow them.
Twiends has social media figured out—they've gotten to the bottom of how a community is built. Just as it is in life, the cyber universe is no different; it's all about the introduction. The next function to be rolled out will be the opportunity to advertise your Facebook fan page the same way you currently do with your Twitter profile. This new function should be up and running by May, 2010. If you are serous about amassing your ideal community of likeminded followers and fans to influence and communicate with, then Twiends is a viable option.
For more information visit: http://www.twiends.com, and for any press related inquiries please contact Alyson Campbell of AMP3 Public Relations, via 646-827-9594 or twiends(at)amp3pr(dot)com.
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