Yes,this is new dimension of social networking and this is cool! Hachi the new networking utility is named as Hachi which is taking some of the best functionality offered by LinkedIn (Searching by name,title and company etc. and checking how you are connected to other people in the network) and they will also merge it with Facebook,Twitter and soon with Google and even with Outlook Express contacts to establish a graph of your connection.In this way you will be able to know who you know where,which means that it will show the connection path between you and another person provided that you are not connected in LinkedIn.
This is smart connection!
This is really cool!You are also not limited to 2 or 3 degree connections.The connections will go deeper than that connection and you will find more people.It will also provide you cross network path from point A to point B.
For example,it can show you how you are connected to a person A in LinkedIn who knows also person B in Facebook and also connected to Person C in Twitter.(Thought the Twitter Connection will go live next week.).In this type of multiple paths Hachi will compute the shortest path to connect with that people which is something called as "Path Score".According to the founder of Hachi,Rachna Singh,the path score will be determined on the basis of the connections on path and the parameters to determine the score will be the relationship,company,school and common friends.Later in this month she is hoping that more real world behavior will be added to the Hachi algorithm.
Using Hachi is very simple.Right now if you do not have any invitation you need to submit an email id and they will invite you as soon as possible.Then sign up and make connections and make more connections in a smartest way.
Although this is in the phase of private alpha but Singh told that those who will mail to email@example.com using the subject line "Techcrunch" will be able to registrar in Hachi today.
Something which needs to be noted that Rachna Shingh is a non-technical person and made this Hachi with the help of a small intern team which was and which is a big big challenge for her. Being a non-technical person it is difficult to manage this type of social networking.