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Hachi has just arrived on the personal connections scene with a solution to an everyday problem, solved by using data you’ve already provided elsewhere. The problem many of us have on occasion is “How do I get to meet this person? Who can introduce me?“. Hachi’s solution will provide you with the best contact to introduce you, leaving you with a strong connection to your new contact.

Hachi works by searching your connections in multiple social networks in order to find the strongest connections to the person you want to meet. It will then recommend the most appropriate person to speak to in order to gain an introduction to the person you’d like to meet. In short, Hachi makes networking simple and effective.

Who Will You Meet Through Hachi?

Who might you want to meet? Well, in the business world it could be anyone – a potential employer; a prospective candidate you’d like to hire; a potential business partner; or perhaps someone you admire and would like to interview. In a personal sphere, Hachi could be useful for dating or meeting people in a new area.

How Does Hachi Help You Make Connections?

Hachi gets you to sign in with all of the big social networks in order to determine your social graph in as many ways as possible. This means your contacts at LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo etc. will all be able to be searched by Hachi when looking for the person you’d like to make contact with.

Once your social graph is entered, Hachi will search for the strongest contact that connects you with the person you’d like to meet. For instance, Hachi may find that you’re connected via both your brother and via your cleaner. In this circumstance, Hachi would recommend that you ask your brother for an introduction to the person you wish to meet. All paths are shown for you to view, ranked by an algorithm which detects which one will be the strongest.


Check out the Hachi promo video to see more:

How Do You Search In Hachi?

With Hachi, it’s not just about specific people. You may, for instance, want to meet anyone that works in a specific company. In which case, you can search Hachi by company in order to find your best connection to someone within it. This could really help you get your foot in the door for an interview.

Other interesting searches involve searching by job title, by education or location. This really opens up the possibilities of who you can search for!

Searches can be saved in Hachi in order to revisit them in the future. Obviously, as you and your friends go about life making connections and adding friends in your various social networks your potential opportunities will increase. Revisiting your searches every now and then will yield different results.

100 Free Invites To Hachi

Hachi is still in private beta, but we’ve secured some invites for you if you’re quick! Hachi have promised to give access to the first 100 users from MakeUseOf. All you need to do is email and mention “makeuseof” in the subject.

What do you think of Hachi? What sort of connections will you try to make using Hachi?

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  1. Himanshu Singla
    June 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Since it will access our social newtork info...will our data be safe or not..??

    • Angela Alcorn
      June 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      It's as safe as any of the safety-conscious apps which access your social network info are. That is, they do their best to assure security and safety and we in turn trust them to not do anything untoward with that data when they have it.

  2. Scutterman
    June 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

    This looks interesting, though I'm not sure whether it would work too well with me because I don't tend to use social networks that much

    • Angela Alcorn
      June 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      As long as you have an account at at least one social network with a few friends it should be able to work by following their connections.

      • Scutterman
        June 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

        I sent an email anyway, but they haven't gotten back to me yet so it looks like I won't get a chance to try it.