Skills.to is a way to tag friends and oneself with their skills or interests. For example, someone could be tagged with the words "New York City," "Inspirational" or "Awesome." A user's tags will be listed beside their Twitter profile image on the Skills.to app. Users can then click on any of the tags and they can see a list of others who have been tagged as such. This is an interesting way to connect with new people who may have interests similar to one's own. Skills.to also lists recent activity on their app so users can spot who was recently tagged and with what word. Users could also look up a celebrity and see what people have tagged them as. If a user is tagged with a word they don't like, the user has the ability to remove those words. Overall, this is a quirky app people can use to make Twitter and other social media more fun and to let others know what they think of them.Show more screenshots »
Skill.to is a web app developed by Tasty Labs, a group who also developed another app called Jig. They are a group of software engineers and UX designers out of Silicon Valley. Skills.to launched in March 2012. As of May 2012, there were over 8,000 people tagged on Skills.to.
On Skills.to users can utilize this app in order to tag their Twitter friends with the things that they know they know and enjoy. This makes it easier for people to know at a glance what someone is all about. The capability to have other describe oneself versus the traditional self-described profile is a what is most unique about Skills.to.
Skills.to has a simple and basic design for its site. Its approach to what it offers is a basic one and the site is designed against a plain white background with black text and blue hyperlinks. The only splash of color really is its members' Twitter pics.
To register for this app, users just need to link their Twitter account to Skills.to. Skills.to pulls one's full name, email address, password and username from Twitter in order to setup a new user on Skills.to.
Skills.to is a free application.
Perhaps for users who have a tight circle of friends or those heavily invested in Twitter- those are the people who would benefit from this app. For most people, this app isn't really the most useful or relevant.