Hashable: The next step in relationship tracking

February 8, 2011 | Robert Scoble

When you meet someone at a party or an event, do you just exchange business cards?  Unlikely, unless you still have a Rolodex on your desk.  Today, you probably have a smartphone, and Hashable has developed an innovative solution to help you use technology to make the most of your interactions.

Hashable is “a mobile-first service that allows you to track relationships,” explains Michael Yavonditte, CEO.  “It’s similar to Foursquare in a lot of ways. As Foursquare is to location, Hashable is to people.  So when you meet a person, you can say, ‘I’ve run into this person, I’ve met this person, I’ve just had a meeting with this person’.  It runs the gamut to breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, coffee. Anything that a white-collar professional might do with another person, Hashable gives you a chance to log that event.”

If you enter an acquaintance’s information into the system, Hashable will reveal other people who have also posted interactions with that person.  The more interactions with someone you post, the stronger your relationship with that person in the system.  Over time, you can look back at your relationship graph and see the entire history of your relationship.

“It’s a way of keeping track and informing,” says Yavonditte.  “It’s taking it one step further than any network has tried to take it before . . . There’s no doubt in my mind that this is going to happen.   We want to be the company that it happens with.”

More info:

Hashable web site:  http://hashable.com/
Hashable blog:  http://blog.hashable.com/
Hashable on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/hashable
Hashable profile on CrunchBase:  http://www.crunchbase.com/company/hashable

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