*Update: thanks for all the uplifting notes we have received in the form below- we are definitely working hard to repay the faith!
Hi folks! With Twitter rolling out their own user recommendation service, we are very happy to announce that we are moving on to the next phase of our service.
The original “who to follow” service has been discontinued, while we are launching a refreshed service on September 10th.
We started in early 2009, helping Twitter users find great people to follow. We were met with overwhelming enthusiasm, and we quickly grew to be one of the most popular twitter applications.
400,000 users have used MrTweet to discover people like themselves. To date, more than 14Million connections have happened through our service.
With such support, we are obviously a little sad to discontinue the original service, but we felt the need to focus on a new service that has the potential to add much more value beyond just helping you find who to follow.
What is the new service about?
Like MrTweet, we help you find great people. But besides pure recommendations on who to follow, we want to help you express your strengths as well as interact with other great people in the same networks as you.
Why September 10th?
Mom’s birthday. Need a break to say Happy Birthday to her on that day.
How can I get involved?
Give a comment and give us some love! Seriously, user feedback (good or bad) is super important for us
Why are you discontinuing the “who to follow” service?
We had a great thing going with the original MrTweet, but trying to blend in the old “who to follow” model (while very useful) constrained us significantly in new services we wanted to launch.
Maintaining MrTweet while trying to build out the new service became unsustainable, since MrTweet required lots of server and database maintainence.
Besides, Twitter’s implementation was very similar to ours, so we believe impact to users would be minimized.
Talking about “you”, who are you anyway?
@mingyeow on Twitter. I am kinda like Calvin in Calvin & Hobbes, except I am not as cute and I have a virtual owl instead of a virtual tiger.
How to get involved?
By letting us know here!