Twiends is a ‘freemium’ facility for Twitter users who want to build up their follower count extremely quickly – and it certainly accomplishes that goal. But back in April 2014, I published a post called Why Twiends Doesn’t Work. I concluded that whilst Twiends does indeed rapidly increase your follower count, for free, the followers to whom it gives you access will almost inevitably be so singularly absorbed with promoting themselves, that they won’t pay any attention to you.
A substantial part of my criticism centred around Twiends’ motivational system, in which points, or Seeds, as they were known, were awarded to users in return for following Twitter accounts. One year later, however, Twiends began rolling out major revisions, scrapping the Seeds system, and shifting to a new method of operation called Connections. Is this a new dawn for Twiends?