The internet is a great place to hold discussions and stay in touch with people. Many websites offer large online communities while some remain relatively small and close knit. Twingr is designed to give users a flexible tool that allows them to stay in touch online. Users can join together a group of like minded individuals with similar interests and let their newly formed online community grow. On the other hand, they can keep things small by building a Twingr site intended for family use or use among a group of close friends. The user can invite anyone to their Twingr page, with easy access using Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo or Outlook email contacts. Users can post on threads about anything you want your Twingr discussion to focus on. User profiles are highlighted by an avatar image and easily accessible thread history so newcomers can catch up on past conversations. Users can also send direct messages to other users or post a community message using text or text and a link.
Twingr was created in 2008 to give users a better way to build a specialized group or community of online users. The potential of Twingr is vast; it can appeal to website owners who want to give their visitors more interaction opportunities as well as users looking for an easy way to stay in touch with a small group.
Twingr does many of the same things that other similar applications do as far as bringing together a group of people online. Through Twingr, users can set up their own specialized community. Users can determine what the focus will be and even add Twingr access to their existing website. It looks like Twingr.com is not being actively developed anymore.
Twingr entices new users with a deep blue color scheme that includes varying tones and a hint of pale blue for contrast. The site matches the application, which also embodies beautiful blue. User posts are neatly organized chronologically in the form of a standard thread. The user dashboard includes three navigational tabs that allow the user to toggle between messages from everyone, connections and private messages. A search feature makes it easy to locate specific messages that might have been lost amid a sea of responses.
Creating a Twingr community is very easy. As soon as a new user arrives on the Twingr homepage, they are greeted by the micro blogging community creation form. The first field asks the user to provide a name for their new community and the second asks for their desired Twingr URL. After clicking the “Create” button along the bottom, right hand side, the user is asked to describe their social network. The fields ask for a network name, optional logo image, tagline, description, keywords and language preference (which include either U.S. English or “other”). The next form asks the user to create their Twingr account. This form asks for a first and last name, email address, password, username, optional photo image, country location, city and date of birth.
For the time being, anyone can create a Twingr account for free. There are no subscription fees or a premium paid membership option. The site offers all features to anyone who is willing to create an account and begin building their Twingr community. The site is well established and responds well to user feedback posted on Twitter. Whether this will ever amount to a paid membership option remains to be seen. For now, anyone can enjoy the benefits of Twingr without paying for the opportunity to do so.
Twingr could be interesting for anyone who wants to bring a group of people together online. No matter what size, users can create a community through Twingr. The site welcomes all types of groups from small family groups just keeping in touch to large communities drawn together by a love of a specific topic. Because the site is not being actively developed Twingr is not recommended.