Proud to announce: The Twenity Dashboard
We are very grateful for all the feedback we've received about Twenity on various channels. We were all ears and the results are finally here. As you probably know, Twenity is intended to behave like an adventure on top of you Twitter activity. While this may have been our plan, some players were still having problems: Where is the adventure? What do I have to do here? Well, guess no more - the newly introduced Dashboard solves most of these issues, with style.
The timeline makes Twenity even more social. It allows you to see how people you follow perform on Twenity and when they made their calculations, unlocked badges and went level-up.
Once you start playing Twenity, it's hard to see any new friends that also started the game. The Latest friends module displays the last five people you follow that have registered to Twenity.
The advanced profile
The Dashboard displays your profile with a bit more data than it's available on the general profile page. We wanted to show you more - how many calculations you've made, how many badges you've unlocked in total, and how many #twenity tweets you've sent to the world.
Challenges 1: badges
Twenity allows you to unlock badges and go through different levels. While you can always browse other people's profiles to see what you have to do for the next badge, we've decided to make it a bit easier. The Challenges module displays the next 5 badges we think are the easiest for you to unlock, helping you conquer the world of Twitter (and Twenity).
Challenges 2: proximity battles
The are people you know who scored similar than you did on Twenity, some of them better, some of them worst. We know what you want to do with them – beat those in front of you, and run away from those behind you. Two of each are shown here, more are available on your profile leaderboard (friends – proximity). So you always know who you're competing against.
Challenges 3: additional
Besides the main challenges, Twenity will be giving players some additional badges. The first group of these badges has been available since our launch, the promoted badges for following accounts on Twitter. Since these have become quite popular, we wanted to make sure you don't miss them.
There are a few other things coming up on the Dashboard, which we'll be publishing as we go along, but we had to start somewhere. Thank you again, because of your interest and feedback, Twenity is evolving at a really fast pace, and we hope you like the newest updates as much as we do.
Introducing a few minor design changes and user experience upgrades
Twenity is a constantly evolving system, that gets updated on a weekly basis. We fully understand that details are very important for the general user experience, so, besides working on some major updates, we will be constantly upgrading what we already have. Like any other online system, there is always room for improvement, since perfection is almost impossible. Here are some new features we've introduced lately on Twenity.
Updated profile header
Some of you already know that Twenity allows people to add themselves to different lists, according to their timezone, user type and industries. While this may have been used for filtering various leaderboards, it didn't reflect on someone's profile page. The truth is, we didn't really have room for it, so we did something else, enabling a more detailed overview of the you or the person you're competing against.
The profile leaderboard
The leaderboard on your Twenity profile enables you to see yourself as opposed to other friends / players. Since players are already in different levels, we've added the ability to compare yourself with people in the same level. Besides, if you're viewing someone else's profile, you can direclty see where they fit in the list.
The score components description and change
We've received quite a few comments, where people were asking us how do the score components work, why their score fluctuates and which component influenced this change the most. Your wish is our command: now you can see which parameters are included in each component and how each element of the score changed since your last calculation on Twenity.
We have tons of other ideas, but are always open for your suggestions too. So if you think something can be improved, don't hesitate to contact us. We want to make Twenity as playful as possible, and we will be working hard on enabling just that. All of this is just the beginning.
Twenity – when online influence measuring meets gamification
Twenity is an exciting new way to discover your social capital. Unlike similar services, that are built mostly around authority measuring, Twenity is first of all, a game. A Twitter based adventure, that allows players to go through different levels, unlock achievements (badges), solve challenges and compete with their friends.
The story so far
Twenity is currently in beta, since we are polishing the calculation and observing the performance. We are also working on new features, e.g. the compare module should be available in a few weeks. Nevertheless, there are already plenty of things for players to do, from getting a different insight into their Twitter profile, to observing what kind of impact their Twitter activities have. As you calculate yourself a few times, Twenity will guide you through different levels and award you with different badges. You will be able to see how your friends (people you follow) perform, who are the people you are catching-up on, and those that are beathing down your neck. You can become a player by clicking Analyze me.
How does Twenity work
There are two major components in Twenity. The score, which is based on information about your followers, tweets and lists, and the adventure component, which is portrayed by the level you are in and the achievements you have unlocked. Different types of Twitter users will get different badges, and those that are more influential, will get a higher score.
You can also use Twenity to discover and get discovered by others users similar to you, which was one of our priorities – help Twitterers to find each other. By adding yourself to various lists that determine your user type and your (two) industries, you will be more exposed for discovery. The timezone, which allows you to play in a local league, is currently taken from your Twitter profile, so you can set it there. At one point, we will probably be introducing localised versions of Twenity.
Vanity is the spice of life
There are already more than 700 players enjoying Twenity. Measuring your online social capital shouldn't be so serious and frustrating, it should be fun, and that's what we were aiming at. In a similar vibe, we've also introduced the provoking »Vanity is the spice of life« slogan, to make sure you wouldn't get over-obsessed with the score we calculate.
Twenity is a game that helps you discover your social capital while competing with your friends. This real-life adventure enables you to play without the need to actually do anything. Now go play and let us know if you like it.