Posted on 25/10/2013 by Ben Carter · Posted in Blog, Recruitment, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Twitter

Free apps make everyone happy! If you are a social sourcer and use Twitter then try this one out. is a web app that, once authenticated with your twitter account, gives you 6 degrees of separation for Twitter.

It shows you how the person that you select is connected to you like the example image below. Sample

Very simple yet very effective!

Here is a sample of how I am connected to Evan Williams (Founder of Twitter)

ev to me

Pretty close connection path. If I needed an introduction to them I could work my way down this list and ask for introductions, similar to the LinkedIn introductions.

As well as this service, also offers a paid subscription for $9.99 a month and it gives you these options:

  • Search from anyone to anyone
  • Faster search speeds
  • Ignore pathways through select users
  • Unlimited searches

This means that you can work out a path between a candidate and possibly a competitor. The possibilities as to why you would search between 2 users is huge.

So that is my quick overview of Hope you find some use from it.


  • The system is mobile optimised too. it works just as smoothly on my iPhone as it does on my desktop
  • This could me a good tool for when you are at a networking event and want to learn more about someone that you just met
  • This could be useful to find applicable people that want to follow

Do you know of any other twitter services that are useful in sourcing/recruitment? Let us know with a comment below.

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About The Author

Ben Carter AKA @recruitmentgeek is a 12 year veteran at supporting recruitment companies to evolve and optimise recruitment systems to gain a higher ROI and staff sourcing efficiency. Currently Ben is the Global Head of IT at Spencer Ogden in London. You can contact Ben any time via one of my social networks listed at the top right of the page.