twine vs. Donut

How is twine different from Donut?

Unlike Donut, which is used to kickstart a conversation (think a gentle nudge), twine allows you, the host, to design and control an end-to-end event experience. It's not random or seen as an interruption. Each twine is thoughtfully designed, scheduled, guided, and makes it easy for your guests to focus on the conversations.

How do I invite people into a conversation?

  • Donut: A Slack notification is sent at pre-scheduled times throughout the day set by the administrator
  • twine: Guests are invited to an event and a twine link is sent out via email or as a calendar invite for a set date & time, agreed to by guests.

Where do the conversations happen?

  • Donut: Via Slack or guests set up their own call
  • twine: Conversations take place right in twine, which includes video and screen sharing

How are guests matched?

  • Donut: Donut randomly invites two colleagues to meet via Slack
  • twine: Hosts can determine how many people meet, how long they talk for, and who gets matched for conversations.

How many people can connect at a time?

  • Donut: One time, 1-on-1 introductions are made via Slack
  • twine: Up to groups of 5. twine will continue creating matches until the event ends and twine can host up to 10,000+ concurrent participants for conversations.

Is it free?

  • Donut: For up to 24 users
  • twine: For up to 50 users

What kind of reporting do I receive?

  • Donut: Provides data on what reminders were sent and which guests were grouped. There is no way to verify if the match actually happened.
  • twine: Produces reports showing all matches, how many matches were made, how long they connected for, and their satisfaction score.

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